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The Lost Art of Walking

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How we walk, where we walk, why we walk tells the world who and what we are. Whether it?s once a day to the car, or for long weekend hikes, or as competition, or as art, walking is a profoundly universal aspect of what makes us humans, social creatures, and engaged with the world. Cultural commentator Geoff Nicholson offers his fascinating, definitive, and personal ruminations on the history, science, philosophy, art, and literature of walking. Nicholson finds people who walk only at night, or naked, or in the shape of a cross or a circle, or for thousands of miles at a time, in costume, for causes, or for no reason whatsoever. He examines the history and traditions of walking and its role as inspiration to artists, musicians, and writers like Bob Dylan, Charles Dickens, and Buster Keaton. In The Lost Art of Walking, he brings curiosity, imagination, and genuine insight to a subject that often strides, shuffles, struts, or lopes right by us.

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Author of The Lost Art of Walking, Walking In Ruins, and currently writing Walking on Thin Air.

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"A writer who walks and a walker who writes" is how Geoff Nicholson modestly describes himself. He has written a lot of books including a couple of novels about walking: Bleeding London (Shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize) and The Miranda.

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