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Title On foot : a history of walking / Joseph Amato
Imprint New York : New York University Press, c2004

 Stadsbibl:Ljusets kalender vån 2 Konst, foto, musik, film, teater, sport  796.5    CHECK SHELF  ---
Descript 333 s.
Content innehåll: Introduction, walking is talking -- In the beginning was the foot : walking from the origins of bipedal man to marching Roman legions -- Along the road : Medieval pilgrims, beggars, mounted warriors, and the early city walkers -- Put your best foot forward : the rise of upper class promenading and strolling -- Mind over foot : romantic walking and rambling -- North American walking : exploring the continent on foot -- City walking : the urban pedestrian in nineteenth-century London -- A new footing for the nation : taming and cleaning up revolutionary Paris -- Getting in step : disciplining the mob and marching the masses off to war -- Wheels and cars : the eclipse of the American walker by the motorist -- Conclusion, choose your steps : reflections on the transformation of walking from necessity to choice.
Subject Fotvandring -- historia
Promenader -- historia
Classmark 796.5
Add Title A history of walking
ISBN/ISSN 0814705022(cloth alk. paper)
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