Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Wanderlust: A History of Walking


By (author) Rebecca Solnit

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Paperback | 326 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 201mm x 23mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0140286012
  • ISBN 13: 9780140286014
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 89,689

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'Wanderlust' explores the profound relationship between thinking and walking, walking and culture, and argues for the preservation of the time and space in which to walk in an ever-more car dependent and accelerated world.

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Author information

Rebecca Solnit is the author of numerous books, including "Hope in the Dark," "River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West," "Wanderlust: A History of Walking," and "As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art," which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. In 2003, she received the prestigious Lannan Literary Award.

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Delightful...Solnit covers all kinds of ground in her inspiring book on walking. &#8212The Seattle Times Solnit is an elegant essayist...as a guide, she knows the path well; she is tireless and sure-footed. &#8212The New York Times