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Book Title: The Lost Art of Walking: The History, Science, and Literature of Pedestrianism|
The size of the: 12.98 MB
Edition: Riverhead Hardcover
Date of issue: November 20th 2008
ISBN 13: 9781594489983
The author of the book: Geoff Nicholson
Format files: PDF
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276 pp. First edition. "How we walk, where we walk, why we walk tells the world who and what we are. Whether it's once a day to the car, or for long weekend hikes, or as competition, or as art, walking is a profoundly universal aspect of what makes us humans, social creatures, and engaged with the world. Cultural commentator, Whitbread Prize winner, and author of Sex Collectors Geoff Nicholson offers his fascinating, definitive, and personal ruminations on the literature, science, philosophy, art, and history of walking. Nicholson finds people who walk only at night, or naked, or in the shape of a cross or a circle, or for thousands of miles at a time, in costume, for causes, or for no reason whatsoever. He examines the history and traditions of walking and its role as inspiration to artists, musicians, and writers like Bob Dylan, Charles Dickens, and Buster Keaton. In The Lost Art of Walking, he brings curiosity, imagination, and genuine insight to a subject that often strides, shuffles, struts, or lopes right by us."Keywords: WALKING PEDESTRIAN PEDESTRIANISM HISTORY SCIENCE PHILOSOPHY LITERATURE FIRST EDITION GEOFF NICHOLSON SELF IMPROVEMENT SELF HELP LIFESTYLES
Read information about the authorGeoff Nicholson is a British novelist and non-fiction writer. He was educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Essex.
The main themes and features of his books include leading characters with obsessions, characters with quirky views on life, interweaving storylines and hidden subcultures and societies. His books usually contain a lot of black humour. He has also written three works of non-fiction and some short stories. His novel Bleeding London was shortlisted for the 1997 Whitbread Prize.
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