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Walking : one step at a time

Author: Erling Kagge; Becky L Crook
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"Placing one foot in front of the other, embarking on the journey of discovery, and experiencing the joy of exploration--these activities are intrinsic to our nature. Our ancestors traveled long distances on foot, gaining new experiences and learning from them. But as universal as walking is, each of us will experience it differently. For Erling Kagge, it is the gateway to the questions that fascinate him--Why do we  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kagge, Erling.
Walking.
New York : Pantheon Books, [2019]
(DLC) 2018035901
(OCoLC)1047658084
Named Person: Erling Kagge; Erling Kagge
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erling Kagge; Becky L Crook
ISBN: 9781524747855 1524747858
OCLC Number: 1098270149
Notes: "Originally published in Norway as Å gå. Ett skritt av gangen by Kagge Forlag AS, Oslo, in 2018."
Description: 1 online resource (177 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
Other Titles: Å gå.
Responsibility: Erling Kagge ; translated from the Norwegian by Becky L. Crook.

Abstract:

"Placing one foot in front of the other, embarking on the journey of discovery, and experiencing the joy of exploration--these activities are intrinsic to our nature. Our ancestors traveled long distances on foot, gaining new experiences and learning from them. But as universal as walking is, each of us will experience it differently. For Erling Kagge, it is the gateway to the questions that fascinate him--Why do we walk? Where do we walk from? What is our destination?--and in this book he invites us to investigate them along with him. Language reflects the idea that life is one single walk; the word "journey" comes from the distance we travel in the course of a day. Walking for Kagge is a natural accompaniment to creativity: the occasion for the unspoken dialogue of thinking. Walking is also the antidote to the speed at which we conduct our lives, to our insistence on rushing, on doing everything in a precipitous manner--walking is among the most radical things we can do." -- Front flap.

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