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Free read ✓ The Last Great Walk å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free In 1909 Edward Payson Weston walked from New York to San Francisco covering around 40 miles a day and greeted by wildly cheering audiences in every city The New York Times called it the first bona fide walk across the American continent and eagerly chronicled a journey in which Weston was beset by fatigue mosuitos vicious headwinds and brutal heat He was 70 years ol. This book should be reuired reading for students of land use planning and municipal councillors

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Free read ✓ The Last Great Walk å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ican cities have been designed to cater to cars and discourage pedestrians Curtis guides readers through an engaging intelligent exploration of how something as simple as the way we get from one place to another continues to shape our health our environment and even our national identityNot walking he argues may be one of the most radical things humans have ever don. This 2014 book gets 4 out of 5 stars It really held my interest I found out about a popular cultural phenomenon of the late 19th century American pedestrianism During the 1870s and 1880s America s most popular spectator sport wasn t baseball or football it was competitive walking Inside sold out arenas competitors walked around dirt tracks almost nonstop for six straight days risking their health and sanity to see who could walk the farthest 500 miles was standard This book is about the final mega stroll of Edward Payson Weston who in 1909 walked across the USA on a bet that he could ambulate from coast to coast in 100 days or less demanding an average of 40 miles a day Weston was 70 years old when me took on the challenge He was the best known of the competitive walkers We join the taciturn Weston as he is mostly angered but rarely dismayed about the unexpected pitfalls that he encountered through the Great Plains over the Rockies across some deserts and often struggling through deep mud The upside of his western journey were the massive crowds that greeted him as his highly publicized venture was big National news At the time there were far fewer roads into the West The automobile was just gaining momentum at the time and tarred roads were unheard of outside the populated Eastern seaboard Weston often walked the newly established railroad system and was challenged by navigational issues deep sections of sticky mud and downright nasty weather He left new your on a chilly March day The book s back story is about the loss of walking as a viable means to getting about one s local communities as well as a highly interesting discussion about the medical physical and spiritual benefits that are gained from spending hours moving about the countryside on our own two feet The book is very well written and authored by Wayne Curtis the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year in 2002 geoff buda ve ben years old when me took on the challenge He was the best known of the competitive walkers We join the taciturn Weston as he is mostly angered but rarely dismayed about the unexpected pitfalls that he encountered through the Great Plains over the Rockies across some deserts and often struggling through deep mud The upside of his western journey were the massive crowds that greeted him as his highly publicized venture was big National news At the time there were far fewer roads into the West The automobile was just gaining momentum at the time and tarred roads were unheard of outside the populated Eastern seaboard Weston often walked the newly established railroad system and was challenged by navigational issues deep sections of sticky mud and downright nasty weather He left new Perky your on a chilly March day The book s back story is about the loss of walking as a viable means to getting about one s local communities as well as a highly interesting discussion about the medical physical and spiritual benefits that are gained from spending hours moving about the countryside on our own two feet The book is very well written and authored by Wayne Curtis the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year in 2002

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Free read ✓ The Last Great Walk å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free DIn The Last Great Walk journalist Wayne Curtis uses the framework of Weston's fascinating and surprising story and investigates exactly what we lost when we turned away from foot travel and what we could potentially regain with America's new embrace of pedestrianism From how our brains and legs evolved to accommodate our ancient traveling needs to the way that Amer. Not walking I believe is one of the most radical things we ever decide to do xviiiBest thing about this book is that several times it encouraged me to stop reading and take a walk Chairs are A self sabotaging techniue A sitter is become a custom to the support of a back rest their back muscles weekend and they must recliner even The chair is a machine for producing dependency on itself P 48I thought this book would effectively be the final word on this event so that the author is forgiven for indulging us with every single detail he found even trivia Yet on p222 I finally learn about Paul Marshall s 1500 pages of deep research published 2008 2012 As a historical artifact The author could have done this better with longer direct uotations For example the scattered studies of health benefits of walking bored me but cognitive mapping of walking onto spinal cord ganglia at least in cats was uniue Overall though a book about historical walking doesn t need to invite historical psychology and physiology Some of these segues are especially weak like topography on p112 and traffic engineering on p145 When Curtis talks about TV replacing walking using 2009 stats in 2014 p52 he d be horrified by what mobile screens have become now even as he predicted a hint of it I ve never had enough sympathy pedestrians well enough awareness of crosswalks p176The nutrition and health sections are all better written elsewhere and several of his adhoc calculations are just wrong including of walking calories on pg 60Artistic rhetorical flourishes abound some effective than others Aurora became the drain into which those who couldn t withstand the buffeting of personal sualls were swept p158 Curtis does endeavor to end each section with a pithy memorable summary


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    Free download The Last Great Walk The Last Great Walk E–pub Free I've always enjoyed a nice leisurely walk and I often walk to do short errands But after reading this record of a walk taken in 1909 from New York City to San Francisco completed in just over 100 days I will never think about walking the same way againEdward Payson Weston left NYC on March 15 1909 to walk to the West Coast He took a

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    Wayne Curtis ☆ 5 characters characters é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Wayne Curtis Free download The Last Great Walk In The Last Great Walk author Wayne Curtis shares the story of Edward Payson Weston otherwise known as ‘Weston the Pedestrian” In 1909 Weston undertook to walk from New York to San Francisco in 100 days The man was 70 years of a

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  • Hardcover
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  • The Last Great Walk
  • Wayne Curtis
  • en
  • 27 May 2020
  • 9781609613723