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Wanderlust A History of Walking (Paperback)

Author:  Rebecca Solnit
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0140286012
ISBN-13: 9780140286014
Sku: 30739677
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 6.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  324
Age Range:  5 to NA
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A cultural history of walking explores the ancient practice, from ancient Greece to the present, delving into Wordsworth, Gary Snyder, Rousseau, Jane Austen, and other cultural and literary icons to show how this basic activity has been imagined throughout history. 17,500 first printing. *Author: Solnit, Rebecca *Subtitle: A History of Walking *Publication Date: 2001/06/01 *Number of Pages: 326 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 6.25 *Height: 8.25
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A cultural history of walking explores the ancient practice, from ancient Greece to the present, delving into Wordsworth, Gary Snyder, Rousseau, Jane Austen, and other cultural and literary icons to show how this basic activity has been imagined throughout history.A cultural history of walking explores the ancient practice, from ancient Greece to the present, delving into Wordsworth, Gary Snyder, Rousseau, Jane Austen, and other cultural and literary icons to show how this basic activity has been imagined througout history.A cultural history of walking explores the ancient practice, from ancient Greece to the present, delving into Wordsworth, Gary Snyder, Rousseau, Jane Austen, and other cultural and literary icons to show how this basic activity has been imagined throughout history. 17,500 first printing.
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This personal essay on walking takes many turns through Western history, philosophy, science, and literature--yet returns always to walking's physical and spiritual rewards.

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San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"Leave it to Rebecca Solnit to turn this pedestrian topic into a tour-de-force. [A] writer of unflagging grace...." - Richard A. Walker 04/16/2000

New York Times Book Review
"[Solnit's] words remind us of walking's simple joy...and return us to a time when an aimless contemplative was a daily activity, not a guilty pleasure." - Sandra Mardefeld 05/21/2000

Ruminator Review
"I read Solnit less to glean the information and historical facts she provides and more for a glimpse into the meanderings of her remarkable mind. I would have preferred her to travel less ground and to make that ground more intimately her own." - Jacqueline White Summer 2000

Salon
"WANDERLUST is a delightful, mind-expanding journey that strays from Soren Kierkegaard's Copenhagen and William Wordsworth's Lake District to the top of Everest and the New Mexico desert, from the first hominids to walk upright (whoever and wherever they were) to contemporary women who face the hazards of solitary walking. It's a journey led by a guide of tremendous erudition and just as much common sense, capable of slipping almost imperceptibly from the personal mode--she describes several entirely non-metaphorical walks--to the analytical and back again without appearing self-indulgent." - Andrew O'Hehir 04/27/2000

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   01
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0324
Product attributePublisher:   Penguin Books
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