Free ↠ On Foot By Joseph A. Amato – Diclofenac16.us

On Foot I Have Met With But One Or Two Persons In The Course Of My Life Who Understand The Art Of Walking, That Is, Of Taking Walks, Who Had A Genius, So To Speak, For Sauntering Henry David Thoreau Everything Is Within Walking Distance If You Have The Time Stephen Wright For Approximately Six Million Years, Humans Have Walked The Earth This Is The Story Of How, Why, And To What Effect We Put One Foot In Front Of The Other Walking Has Been The Primary Mode Of Locomotion For Humans Until Very Recent Times When We Began To Sit And Ride First On Horses And In Carriages, Then Trains And Bicycles, And Finally Cars, Trucks, Buses, And Airplanes Rather Than Go On Foot The Particular Way We Saunter, Clomp, Meander, Shuffle, Plod Along, Jaunt, Tramp, And Wander On Foot Conveys A Wealth Of Information About Our Identity, Condition, And Destination In This Fast Stepping Social History, Joseph A Amato Takes Us On A Journey Of Walking From The First Human Migrations To Marching Roman Legions And Ancient Greeks Who Considered Man A Featherless Biped From Trekking Medieval Pilgrims To Strolling Courtiers From Urban Pavement Pounders To Ambling Window Shoppers To Suburban Mall Walkers.Concentrating On Walking In Europe And North America And With Particular Focus On How Walking Differed According To Social Class, Amato Distinguishes How, Where, When, Who, What, And Under Which Conditions People Moved On Foot He Identifies Crucial Transformations In The History Of Walking, Including The Adoption Of The Horse By The Mounted Warrior The Rise Of Public Display Among European Nobility And The Building Of Roads And Transportation Systems, Which Led To The Inevitable Ascent Of The Wheel Over The Foot

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  1. says:

    On Foot A History of Walking is an enlightening compelling read As the title suggests, this book describes the history of walking Thus, as one would expect, this book looks at how human upright mobility changed the way our ancestors traveled, lived, and thought Though well explored, this topic is only one small aspect of the myriad of topics contained in this fascinating book The author outlines the many great migrations, battles, crusades, and pilgrimages that have been made by on foot Mo On Foot A History of Walking is an enlightening compelling read As the title suggests, this book describes the history of walking Thus, as one would expect, this book looks at how human upright mobility changed the way our ancestors traveled, lived, and thought Though well explored, this topic is only one small aspect of the myriad of topics contained in this fascinating book The author outlines the many great migrations, battles, crusades, and pilgrimages that have been made by on foot Most of these journeys, and the challenges while on these adventur...


  2. says:

    A lot of information in what really wasn t all that long of a book meant it took me almost 4 months to read this Finally, upon completion, though, I have to say the experience was a gratifying one While certainly not the BEST book I ve ever read, Amato s discussion of walking in terms of its relationship to roads, horses, cars, city structures and the like, was a highly illuminating read, and has certainly set the stage for evenresearch into the topic I was dismayed though that it wound A lot of information in what really wasn t all that long of a book meant it took me almost 4 months to read this Finally, upon completion, though, I have to say the experience was a gratifying one While certainly not the BE...


  3. says:

    A cultural historian s take on the history of walking Coverage is pretty good, though only European Western, but the writing is often weighed down with baggy lists Footnotes help lots of research available there Interestingly, his focus is in the ways in which the displacement of walking as a necessary activity and the birth of walking by choice are tied together 2 So will be an importan...


  4. says:

    Lots of interesting details, great notes, obviously exhaustive and well researched However, as a whole, the book is a tedious read and never seems to live up to its promise Perhaps because of repetition and the author s inability to take advantage of his good material.

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