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America on foot : walking and pedestrianism in the 20th century

Author: Kerry Segrave
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The work examines the contemplative, psychological and observational qualities of walking. During the 1970s fitness boom, walking was reinvented yet again, becoming an activity of numbers and equations as participants fought to maximize health benefits. The book concludes with a legal analysis of pedestrianism as it relates to sharing space with the automobile"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry Segrave
ISBN: 0786425598 9780786425594
OCLC Number: 63807925
Description: 213 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The years to 1900 --
Famous walkers --
Nobody walks --
Long distance walking --
The nature of walking --
Instructing the masses in how to walk --
Clubs, governments, and images --
Benefits of walking --
mental and psychological --
Benefits of walking --
health and medical --
Walking reborn as a trendy exercise --
Marketers target walking --
Psychological aspects of walking --
Walking by the numbers --
Pedestrians versus cars --
Regulating pedestrians, to 1950 --
Regulating pedestrians, 1950-2005 --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Kerry Segrave.
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Beginning with the history of walking as a social activity, this book discusses the various issues which have affected walkers, including increased automobile traffic, the attention of the marketing  Read more...

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