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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.

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Author by Rebecca Solnit
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number 1101199555

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A cultural history of walking explores the ancient practice, from ancient Greece to the present, delving into Wordsworth, Gary Snyder, Rousseau, Jane Austen, and other cultural and literary icons to show how this basic activity has been imagined throughout history. 17,500 first printing.

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Author by Rebecca Solnit
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ISBN Number 0140286012

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What does it mean to be out walking in the world, whether in a landscape or a metropolis, on a pilgrimage or a protest march? In this first general history of walking, Rebecca Solnit draws together many histories to create a range of possibilities for this most basic act. Arguing that walking as history means walking for pleasure and for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit homes in on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from the peripatetic philosophers of ancient Greece to the poets of the Romantic Age, from the perambulations of the Surrealists to the ascents of mountaineers. With profiles of some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction - from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Rousseau to Argentina's Mother of the Plaza de Mayo, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja - Wanderlust offers a provocative and profound examination of the interplay between the body, the imagination, and the world around the walker.

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Author by Rebecca Solnit
Genre eBook Literary Collections
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ISBN Number 9781783780754

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Like the wildly popular festivals that have taken the yoga world by storm, Wanderlust is a road map for the millions of people engaged in cultivating their best selves. For the 20 million people who grab their yoga mats in the United States every week, this book gives a completely unique way to understand "yoga"—not just as something to do in practice, but as a broader principle for living. Wanderlust helps readers navigate their personal path and find their own true north, curating principles that embody the brand and lifestyle—authentic yoga practices, provocative thinking, music, art, good food, eco-friendly activities, and more. Each chapter includes expert yoga instruction by renowned teachers; inspiring music playlists to motivate readers to practice; thought-provoking art; awesome recipes for delicious, healthy foods to sustain a yoga regimen; and fun, unexpected detours. This wide array of ideas and beautiful visuals is designed to be hyper-stimulating—whether a reader follows the arc of the book from beginning to end or dips into chapters at random, she is sure to find something pleasing to the eye, to feel motivated to practice, and to want to reach for her deepest desires and dreams. This book brings the Wanderlust festival experience into any reader's home.

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Author by Jeff Krasno
Genre eBook Health & Fitness
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ISBN Number 9781623363512

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This book documents the impulses that drive Elisabeth Eaves' insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar. She is both restless vagabond and astute observer as she crisscrosses five continents, chasing the exotic in both culture and romance. She loses herself in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, rekindles old love and new passion in Cairo, and finds an intinerant brotherhood of raucous men in the land Down Under. Like the random possessions she leaves in her wake, from Australia to Yemen, she also leaves behind a string of lovers. But this is about more than just sensual conquest; it is also a journey of self-discovery, in which her pursuit ultimately guides her home - back cover.

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Author by Elisabeth Eaves
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ISBN Number 9781459614529

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When Sirantha Jax, a "jumper" who has the ability to navigate faster-than-light ships through grimspace, is asked by the government to lead a diplomatic mission to the planet of Ithiss-Tor, she must deal with Syndicate criminals, romance, and man-eating aliens along the way. Original.

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Author by Ann Aguirre
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 0441016278

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Taking a job writing low-budget travel column for a New York newspaper, young Kate Bogart soon discovers that her dream job has some drawbacks, including a hectic schedule, not-so-exotic destinations, and uppity British journalist Miles Maxwell, as she recounts her adventures to her cardsharp mother, cat-sitting best friend, and attractive but extreme adventurer ex-husband. A first novel. Original.

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Author by Chris Dyer
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 0452283795

Wanderlust


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A cultural history of walking explores the ancient practice, from ancient Greece to the present, delving into Wordsworth, Gary Snyder, Rousseau, Jane Austen, and other cultural and literary icons to show how this basic activity has been imagined throughout history. 17,500 first printing.

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Author by Rebecca Solnit
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number 0140286012

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Wanderlust is a collection of poems, short stories, essays and micro tales complied by Rishav Banerjee and Shubham Tyagi from India. This project is a combination of work of some well known and influential national and international writers who have worked in many famous anthologies. Wanderlust contains travelling experiences of people and what made them a traveller. It also contains write ups explaining the exotic view and the beauty of many dream destinations of people. It also includes many exciting jungle and trekking incidents. It also contains writings that will tell you about the beauty, culture, heritage and cuisines of our motherland India.

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Author by Rishav Banerjee
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Where did passports come from? Why did 1930s stewardesses carry wrenches? And how did teetotalers shape the modern vacation? Wanderlust answers these questions and more, as author Laura Byrne Paquet delves into the social history of travel. Now a multi-billion dollar industry, travel is also one of the world's oldest. Paquet follows hypochondriac Greeks to the Oracle of Delphi, checks out the bedbugs in medieval coaching inns, enjoys a Finnish sauna with a group of well-bred Victorian ladies, and relaxes on a transatlantic liner with some of England's Bright Young Things from the 1920s. In breezy style, she explains the difference between a traveller and a tourist and explores the future of travel, from grand plans for commercial space travel to underwater hotels. As the book reveals, we've always loved to travel — the only thing that keeps changing is how we get from here to there.

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Author by Laura Byrne Paquet
Genre eBook Travel
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ISBN Number NWU:35556030755276