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Author : Rebecca Solnit
ISBN : 1101199555
Genre : Social Science
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A passionate, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, from the author of Men Explain Things to Me Drawing 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.

Prevention S Complete Book Of Walking

Author : Maggie Spilner
ISBN : 1579542360
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"There are few people who have done more for walking, or who know more about walking, than Maggie Spilner.... This is truly a walking encyclopedia for the new millennium."--From the foreword by Elaine Ward, founder and director of the North American Racewalking Foundation From the walking editor of America's number one healthy living magazine comes the definitive guide to America's number one fitness activity: walking. Join Prevention's Maggie Spilner as she introduces you to the tools and techniques that can help you get more from your walking routine. You'll go farther and faster, with greater comfort and less risk of injury. Prevention's Complete Book of Walking features: *Three workout plans to help you walk off extra pounds (page 97) *Step-by-step instructions for finding perfect-fitting shoes (page 47) *Yoga poses that support an efficient, fluid stride (page 131) *A buyer's guide for choosing the best treadmill (page 60) *A complete program to train for a 5-K event (page 151) Prevention's Complete Book of Walking also features the 6-week Dynamic Walking program developed by Suki Munsell, Ph.D. You'll learn to move your body with grace, control, and power, so you'll get even greater benefit from your walking routine.

Dead Man Walking

Author : Helen Prejean
ISBN : 0307787699
Genre : Law
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In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana’s Angola State Prison. In the months before Sonnier’s death, the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as terrified as he had once been terrifying. She also came to know the families of the victims and the men whose job it was to execute—men who often harbored doubts about the rightness of what they were doing. Out of that dreadful intimacy comes a profoundly moving spiritual journey through our system of capital punishment. Here Sister Helen confronts both the plight of the condemned and the rage of the bereaved, the fears of a society shattered by violence and the Christian imperative of love. On its original publication in 1993, Dead Man Walking emerged as an unprecedented look at the human consequences of the death penalty. Now, some two decades later, this story—which has inspired a film, a stage play, an opera and a musical album—is more gut-wrenching than ever, stirring deep and life-changing reflection in all who encounter it. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Walking L A

Author : Erin Mahoney Harris
ISBN : 9781459608092
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Beyond its maze of freeways, Los Angeles is a great place to walk. Completely updated and expanded, the second edition of this award - winning book features expanded trips with dozens of additional points of interest, useful new information, and four new trips that are family - friendly.

Fitness Walking 2nd Editon

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Walking With The Wind

Author : John Lewis
ISBN : 0156007088
Genre : History
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The son of an Alabama sharecropper and current U.S. Congressman shares his tale of a life in the trenches of the Civil Rights movement, vividly chronicling the numerous arrests, sit-ins, and marches that marked his political awakening in the 1950s and 1960s. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Walking For Fitness

Author : Nina Barough
ISBN : 9781465463425
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Discover the benefits of power walking and take simple steps to boost your energy levels with Walking for Fitness. Whether you want to include walking in your workout regimen or simply want to be more active and reach the recommended 10,000 steps a day, this collection of strategies can help you maximize the benefits of fitness walking. Seven 12-week-long walking programs target a range of goals, from weight loss to completing a marathon. Step-by-step photographs demonstrate correct techniques, and stretching and strengthening exercises are explained to complement your walking program and help you improve your overall well-being. Now revised and updated, Walking for Fitness provides you with everything you need to achieve good health, increased vitality, and weight loss. No matter your age or fitness level, make every step count with Walking for Fitness.

The Joys Of Walking

Author : Edwin Valentine Mitchell
ISBN : 9780486479491
Genre : Literary Collections
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The simple act of walking often inspires deep literary reflection. This delightful excursion of 12 essays ranges far and wide, offering Dickens' "Night Walks" and "Tramps," Leslie Stephen's "In Praise of Walking," Beerbohm's "Going Out for a Walk," and Morley's "Sauntering." Additional contributors include Hazlitt, Belloc, Thoreau, Trevelyan, and other distinguished authors.

Walking In Roman Culture

Author : Timothy M. O'Sullivan
ISBN : 9781139497152
Genre : History
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Walking served as an occasion for the display of power and status in ancient Rome, where great men paraded with their entourages through city streets and elite villa owners strolled with friends in private colonnades and gardens. In this book-length treatment of the culture of walking in ancient Rome, Timothy O'Sullivan explores the careful attention which Romans paid to the way they moved through their society. He employs a wide range of literary, artistic and architectural evidence to reveal the crucial role that walking played in the performance of social status, the discourse of the body and the representation of space. By examining how Roman authors depict walking, this book sheds new light on the Romans themselves - not only how they perceived themselves and their experience of the world, but also how they drew distinctions between work and play, mind and body, and Republic and Empire.


Author : Casey Meyers
ISBN : 0345491041
Genre : Health & Fitness
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An updated, authoritative guide to walking for maximum health explains exactly how it can be done, dispels the myths and clears up the misinformation surrounding walking, and presents successful case studies, with new sections on cross-training, stretching, nutrition, posture, meditation, and more. Original. 25,000 first printing.

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