Byways, Boots and Blisters: A History of Walkers and Walking ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Bill Laws

Byways, Boots and Blisters: A History of Walkers and Walking

The History Press
Publication date: November 2011
ISBN: 9780752475523
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"The great affair is to move: to come down off this feather-bed of civilisation, and find the globe granite underfoot," wrote Robert Louis Stevenson. This book celebrates the history of walking for leisure and pleasure. There's no shortage of the famous, and the not so famous, exponents of a good, long walk.: Dr Johnson and his faithful Boswell on their Hebridean jaunt; Johnn Taylor, whose 'Penniless Pilgrimage', a record of his 1618 journey from London to Edinburgh, provided the first account of a walking tour; and Samuel Coleridge who conceived his epic tale of the Ancient Mariner on a ramble through Devon. The author also includes the stories of key invetions: the cagoule, the Thermos flask, the rucksack, Gore-Tex, and the walking pole. Fully illustrated throughout, this is an engaging history of one of man's favourite pastimes.
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