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Wanderlust

a history of walking

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Published by Penguin Books in New York, N.Y., U.S.A .
Written in English.

About the Book

"In Wanderlust: A History of Walking, Rebecca Solnit draws together many histories -- of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores -- to create a portrait of the range of possibilities for this most basic act. Arguing that walking as history signifies walking for pleasure and for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit hones in on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from the peripatetic philosophers of ancient Greece to the poets of the Romantic Age, from the perambulations of the Surrealists to the ascents of the mountaineers." "Solnit's book finds a profound relationship between walking and thinking, walking and culture, and argues for the necessity of preserving the time and space in which to walk in an evermore automobile-dependent and accelerated world. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.

About the Edition

"In Wanderlust: A History of Walking, Rebecca Solnit draws together many histories -- of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores -- to create a portrait of the range of possibilities for this most basic act. Arguing that walking as history signifies walking for pleasure and for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit hones in on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from the peripatetic philosophers of ancient Greece to the poets of the Romantic Age, from the perambulations of the Surrealists to the ascents of the mountaineers." "Solnit's book finds a profound relationship between walking and thinking, walking and culture, and argues for the necessity of preserving the time and space in which to walk in an evermore automobile-dependent and accelerated world. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-318) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
796.51/09
Library of Congress
GV199.5 .S65 2001

The Physical Object

Pagination
viii, 326 p. :
Number of pages
326

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24960866M
Internet Archive
wanderlusthistor0000soln
ISBN 10
0140286012
ISBN 13
9780140286014
OCLC/WorldCat
47264973
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