Born To Walk: The Transformative Power Of A Pedestrian Act

byDan RubinsteinForeword byKevin Patterson

Paperback | May 8, 2018

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 - now in paperback

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 traveled 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 and 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 Colu...
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Title:Born To Walk: The Transformative Power Of A Pedestrian ActFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.69 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.69 inPublished:May 8, 2018Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770414193

ISBN - 13:9781770414198

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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