A walking life : reclaiming our health and our freedom one step at a time / Antonia Malchik
- Malchik, Antonia
- New York, NY : Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2019.
- Copyright Date:
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- ix, 259 pages ; 24 cm
- Toddle -- March -- Stumble -- Lurch -- Quest -- Stride -- Pace -- Meander.
- "An incisive, utterly engaging exploration of walking: how it is fundamental to our being human, how we've designed it out of our lives, and how it is essential that we reembrace it." --Amazon.com.
Driven by a combination of a car-centric culture and a thirst for productivity and efficiency, we're spending more time sedentary and alone than we ever have before. If bipedal walking is truly what makes our species human, what does it mean that we are designing walking right out of our lives? Malchik sees the loss of walking as an individual and a community act has the potential to destroy our deepest spiritual connections, our democratic society, our neighborhoods, and our freedom. She shows that walking is essential, that our brains and bodies are reliant on this simple pedestrian act-- and that we can reclaim it. -- adapted from jacket
- 9780738220161 hardcover
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-259).
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