Born To Walk: The Transformative Power Of A Pedestrian Act

byDan RubinsteinForeword byKevin Patterson

April 1, 2015|
Born To Walk: The Transformative Power Of A Pedestrian Act by Dan Rubinstein
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The case for getting back on our feet The humble act of putting one foot in front of the other transcends age, geography, culture, and class, and is one of the most economical and environmentally responsible modes of transit. Yet with our modern fixation on speed, this healthy pedestrian activity has been largely left behind. At a personal and professional crossroads, writer, editor, and obsessive walker Dan Rubinstein travelled throughout the U.S., U.K., and Canada to walk with people who saw the act not only as a form of transportation and recreation, but also as a path to a better world. There are no magic-bullet solutions to modern epidemics like obesity, anxiety, alienation, and climate change. But what if there is a simple way to take a step in the right direction? Combining fascinating reportage, eye-opening research, and Rubinstein''s own discoveries, Born to Walk explores how far this ancient habit can take us, how much repair is within range, and guarantees that you''ll never again take walking for granted.
Dan Rubinstein is a National Magazine Award-winning writer and editor. He contributes to publications such as The Walrus, the Globe and Mail, The Economist and enRoute, and has edited magazines in Ontario and Alberta. These days, he does most of his walking in Ottawa. Kevin Patterson is a medical doctor who works mostly in British C...
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Title:Born To Walk: The Transformative Power Of A Pedestrian Act
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:304 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.94 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.94 in
Published:April 1, 2015
Publisher:ECW Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781770411890

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