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    DescriptionDrawing 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.

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    A History of Walking
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rebecca Solnit
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 326
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140286014
    ISBN 10: 0140286012

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WSZC
    BIC E4L: SPO
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24460
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.2
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
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    BISAC V2.8: SPO050000, SOC026000
    B&T Approval Code: R09504000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    DC22: 796.51/09
    LC classification: GV199.5 .S65 2001
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    DC22: 796.5109
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    DC21: 796.51/09
    LC classification: GV199.5.S6
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI015000, SEL032000
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    01 June 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    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.
    Review quote
    Delightful...Solnit covers all kinds of ground in her inspiring book on walking. —The Seattle Times Solnit is an elegant essayist...as a guide, she knows the path well; she is tireless and sure-footed. —The New York Times