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Born to walk : the transformative power of a pedestrian act
Born to walk : the transformative power of a pedestrian act
Rubinstein, Dan2015
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The humble act of putting one foot in front of the other transcends age, geography, culture, and class, and is one of the most economical and environmentally responsible modes of transit. Yet with our modern fixation on speed, this healthy pedestrian activity has been largely left behind. At a personal and professional crossroads, writer, editor, and obsessive walker Dan Rubinstein travelled throughout the U.S., U.K., and Canada to walk with people who saw the act not only as a form of transportation and recreation, but also as a path to a better world. There are no magic-bullet solutions to modern epidemics like obesity, anxiety, alienation, and climate change. But what if there is a simple way to take a step in the right direction? Combining fascinating reportage, eye-opening research, and Rubinstein's own discoveries, Born to Walk explores how far this ancient habit can take us, how much repair is within range, and guarantees that you'll never again take walking for granted.
Main title:
Born to walk : the transformative power of a pedestrian act / Dan Rubinstein ; [foreword by Kevin Patterson].
Imprint:
Toronto, Ontario : ECW Press, 2015
Collation:
283 pages ; 22 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references: pages 252-280.Issued also in electronic format.
ISBN:
978177041301697817709069769781770906983
Dewey class:
613.7176
Language:
English
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Sandringham Library ExpressHealth and Wellbeing613.7176 RUBIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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