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Born to Walk

The Transformative Power of a Pedestrian Act

by Dan Rubinstein

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The case for getting back on our feet

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.


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Publisher: ECW Press
Edition: 1

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  • ISBN: 9781770906983
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  • Release date: April 13, 2015

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  • File size: 1316 KB
  • Release date: April 13, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9781770906983
  • File size: 1315 KB
  • Release date: April 13, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9781770906976
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The case for getting back on our feet

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.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    ECW Press
    Edition:
    1

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781770906983
    File size: 1316 KB
    Release date: April 13, 2015

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781770906983
    File size: 1316 KB
    Release date: April 13, 2015

    Open EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781770906983
    File size: 1315 KB
    Release date: April 13, 2015

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781770906976
    File size: 831 KB
    Release date: April 13, 2015

    Open PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781770906976
    File size: 900 KB
    Release date: April 13, 2015

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