3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A personal view on an everyday activity which may lead the reader in new direction.,
This review is from: The Lost Art Of Walking: The History, Science, Philosophy, Literature, Theory And Practice Of Pedestrianism (Paperback)
This is a stimulating and thought provoking book about a subject that is familiar to just about everyone. What is particularly interesting is the means of approach taken by the author; rather than putting walking into the extreme sports category he examines the everyday, in some cases seemingly mundane trips that he takes on foot. Location plays a big part in the text, almost making where the walking is taking place as important as what is being done. References and explanations are clearly explained and thoroughly elucidated and the author provides the inspiration for more wide ranging reading on the subject. I've yet to replicate his walking experiments (or feats of endurance) and I probably never will, that said it is good to have had the opportunity to learn from a patient and good humoured teacher. Having read this book my daily steps have taken on a different resonance. Highly recommended.