Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Wanderlust: A History of Walking

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Aristotle walked while he thought, earning his school of philosophy the name "peripatetic." Social activists marched on Washington, walking in defiance of injustice and oppression. The religious faithful still make pilgrimages by walking to holy shrines, a ritual phenomenon crossing all denominational and dogmatic lines. Solnit presents an absolutely fascinating look at how the act of walking itself has influenced our history, our science, our literature, and the very way that we see ourselves as human beings. Drawing on a multitude of diverse disciplines, Solnit illustrates that walking has led to some of the best, and worst, incidents in all of history.

ISBN: 9780140286014

Published Date: June 1, 2001

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

Page Count: 326

Size: 7.82" l x 5.98" w x 0.75" h