The Lost Art of Walking: The History, Science, and Literature of Pedestrianism

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The Lost Art of Walking The author of "Bleeding London" and "Sex Collectors" turns his eye to the intellectual and cultural history of that most common of activities--walking. This fascinating rumination by a skilled cultural commentator analyzes the hows, wheres, and whys of walking through the ages. Full description

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"A leisurely, entirely delightful ramble through the history and lore of walking."
-"Washington Post Book Review"

"This book is no mere miscellany, but the story of a man's love affair with the oldest means of locomotion: one foot in front of the other..."
-"The Economist"

"Perfect for the armchair walker."
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"Anyone who enjoys excellent nonfiction should enjoy."
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?A leisurely, entirely delightful ramble through the history and lore of walking.?
?"Washington Post Book Review"

?This book is no mere miscellany, but the story of a man's love affair with the oldest means of locomotion: one foot in front of the other
?"The Economist"

?Perfect for the armchair walker.?
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?Anyone who enjoys excellent nonfiction should enjoy.?
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Geoff Nicholson is the author of twenty books, including Sex Collectors, Hunters and Gatherers, The Food Chain, and Bleeding London, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. He divides his time between Los Angeles and London.

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