Wanderlust: A History of Walking download free [PDF and Ebook] by Rebecca Solnit

Wanderlust: A History of Walking download free [PDF and Ebook] by Rebecca Solnit year 2001
  • Book name: Wanderlust: A History of Walking
  • Author: Rebecca Solnit
  • Release date: 2001/6/15
  • Publisher: PENGUIN PUTNAM INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780140286014
  • Rating: 8.37 of 10
  • Votes: 284
  • Review by: Mathias Humes
  • Review rating: 7.29 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/2
  • Total pages: 326
  • Includes a PDF summary of 29 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A passionate, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, from the author of Men Explain Things to Me Drawing together many histories-of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores-Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers. She profiles some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction-from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja-finding a profound relationship between walking and thinking and walking and culture. Solnit argues for the necessity of preserving the time and space in which to walk in our ever more car-dependent and accelerated world.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H50M36S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Mind, Body, Spirit: Thought & Practice, Walking, Hiking, Trekking, Philosophy Of Mind, Human Biology, Sociology
  • Available formats: TXT, WORD, PDF, EPUB, DOC, XPS, AZW3, FB2. Compressed in ZIP, RAR, TAR.7Z, ALZ, ISO
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 19.71 USD
  • Dimensions: 159x210x19mm
  • Weight: 318g
  • Printed by: Penguin USA
  • Published in: New York, NY, United States
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