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 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.
Walking: One Step At a Time #ad - Walking for kagge is a natural accompaniment to creativity: the occasion for the unspoken dialogue of thinking. A lyrical account of an activity that is essential for our sanity, and well-being, equilibrium, from the author of Silence "A book to be handled and savored. The wall street journalplacing 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.
Silence: In the Age of NoisePantheon #ad - An astonishing and transformative meditation, the silence within us, Kagge explores the silence around us, and the silence we must create. In this book. By recounting his own experiences and discussing the observations of poets, and explorers, artists, Kagge shows us why silence is essential to sanity and happiness—and how it can open doors to wonder and gratitude.
Silence: In the Age of Noise #ad - With full-color photographs throughout. . What is silence?where can it be found?why is it now more important than ever?In 1993, Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge spent fifty days walking solo across Antarctica, becoming the first person to reach the South Pole alone, accompanied only by a radio whose batteries he had removed before setting out.
Silence: In the Age of NoiseVintage #ad - What is silence? where can it be found? why is it now more important than ever? In this astonishing and transformative meditation, explores the silence around us, the silence within us, famed Norwegian explorer and the first person to reach the South Pole alone, Erling Kagge, and the silence we must create.
Silence: In the Age of Noise #ad - . By recounting his own experiences and discussing the observations of poets, artists, and explorers, Kagge shows us why silence is essential to our sanity and happiness—and how it can open doors to wonder and gratitude.
Beneath My Feet: Writers on WalkingNotting Hill Editions #ad - Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. Søren kierkegaard duncan minshull has always walked and in the last twenty years has made use of it by writing and publishing books on the subject. He has described the whys, the financial times, hows, and wheres of traveling on foot for various magazines and newspapers, including The Times London, Condé Nast Traveler, and Vogue.
He has edited two other collections on walking: while Wandering: A Walking Companion originally The Vintage Book of Walking and The Burning Leg: Walking Scenes from Classic Fiction. Walking and writing have always gone together. Think of the poets who walk out a rhythm for their lines and the novelists who put their characters on a path.
Beneath My Feet: Writers on Walking #ad - Keep up with them—and be astonished. Follow in the footsteps of william Hazlitt, Rebecca Solnit, George Sand, Will Self, and dozens of others. But the best insights, travelogues, the deepest and most joyous examinations of this simple activity are to be found in nonfiction—in essays, and memoirs. Beneath my feet: writers on walking rounds up the most memorable walker-writers from the 1700s to the modern day, from country hikers to urban strollers, from the rationalists to the truly outlandish.
A Walking Life: Reclaiming Our Health and Our Freedom One Step at a TimeDa Capo Lifelong Books #ad - For readers of on trails: an incisive, utterly engaging exploration of walking: how it is fundamental to our being human, how we've designed it out of our lives, and how it is essential that we reembrace it"I'm going for a walk. How often has this phrase been uttered by someone with a heart full of anger or sorrow? Or as an invitation, a precursor to a declaration of love? Our species and its predecessors have been bipedal walkers for at least six million years; by now, we take this seemingly arbitrary motion for granted.
Delving into a wealth of science, and anecdote -- from our deepest origins as hominins to our first steps as babies, A Walking Life shows exactly how walking is essential, history, to universal design and social infrastructure, and how deeply reliant our brains and bodies are on this simple pedestrian act -- and how we can reclaim it.
A Walking Life: Reclaiming Our Health and Our Freedom One Step at a Time #ad - But we can change the course of our mobility. Yet how many of us still really walk in our everyday lives? Driven by a combination of a car-centric culture and an insatiable thirst for productivity and efficiency, we're spending more time sedentary and alone than we ever have before. And we need to. If bipedal walking is truly what makes our species human, and what implications does that have for the strength of our communities, the future of democracy, and the pervasive loneliness of individual lives? The loss of walking as an individual and a community act has the potential to destroy our deepest spiritual connections, as paleoanthropologists claim, our neighborhoods, what does it mean that we are designing walking right out of our lives? Antonia Malchik asks essential questions at the center of humanity's evolution and social structures: Who gets to walk, and where? How did we lose the right to walk, our democratic society, and our freedom.
WalkingCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Originally given as part of a lecture in 1851, "Walking" was later published posthumously as an essay in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862. Now being a chief text in the environmental movement, rivers, Thoreau's "Walking" places man not separate from Nature and Wildness but within it and lyrically describes the ever beckoning call that draws us to explore and find ourselves lost in the beauty of the forests, and fields.
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We must start walking again, down to the park, whether it’s up a mountain, or simply to school and work. Walking together to achieve a shared purpose is also a social glue that has contributed to our survival as a species. As our lives become increasingly sedentary, we risk all this. And the latest research is only now revealing how the brain and nervous system performs the mechanical magic of balancing, navigating a crowded city, or running our inner GPS system.
In Praise of Walking: The new science of how we walk and why it's good for us #ad - . It freed our hands and freed our minds. Incredibly, it is a skill that has its evolutionary origins millions of years ago, under the sea. Used book in Good Condition. Walking upright on two feet is a uniquely human skill. We put one foot in front of the other without thinking – yet how many of us know how we do that, or appreciate the advantages it gives us? In this hymn to walking, neuroscientist Shane O’Mara invites us to marvel at the benefits it confers on our bodies and minds.
In praise of Walking celebrates this miraculous ability.
The Salt Path: A MemoirPenguin Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Yet through every step, and every test along the way, every encounter, their walk becomes a remarkable and life-affirming journey. With nothing left and little time, from somerset to Dorset, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, through Devon and Cornwall.
Carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, weathered landscape of cliffs, they live wild in the ancient, sea, and sky. Winn's language makes their arduous trek luminous with the mingled menace and providence of a Turner painting. New york times book review"in polished, winn reveals how their journey heals Moth slowly but surely, poignant prose, and brings them closer together — landing as an inspiring story of true love.
The Salt Path: A Memoir #ad - Entertainment weeklyshortlisted for the costa book awardthe true story of a couple who lost everything and embarked on a transformative journey walking the South West Coast Path in England Just days after Raynor Winn learns that Moth, her husband of thirty-two years, is terminally ill, their house and farm are taken away, along with their livelihood.
Powerfully written and unflinchingly honest, The Salt Path is ultimately a portrayal of home—how it can be lost, rebuilt, and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways.
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. Kaag sets off for the swiss peaks above Sils Maria where Nietzsche wrote his landmark work Thus Spoke Zarathustra. A stimulating book about combating despair and complacency with searching reflection. Heller mcAlpin, NPR. Org named a best book of 2018 by NPR. One of lit hub's 15 books you should read in september and one of outside's best books of falla revelatory alpine journey in the spirit of the great Romantic thinker Friedrich NietzscheHiking with Nietzsche: Becoming Who You Are is a tale of two philosophical journeys―one made by John Kaag as an introspective young man of nineteen, the other seventeen years later, in radically different circumstances: he is now a husband and father, and his wife and small child are in tow.
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Penguin Classics. The first new english translation in more than one hundred years of the Swedish Gone with the WindA Penguin ClassicIn 1909, Selma Lagerlöf became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Used book in Good Condition. A defrocked minister, gösta berling finds a home at Ekeby, an ironworks estate that also houses and assortment of eccentric veterans of the Napoleanic Wars.
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