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The lost art of walking the history, science, philosophy, and literature of pedestrianism by Geoff Nicholson

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Published by Riverhead Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Walking,
  • Voyages and travels

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementGeoff Nicholson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV199.5 .N534 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16910122M
ISBN 109781594489983
LC Control Number2008025182
OCLC/WorldCa213308993

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