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    [ FREE The Last Great Walk ] AUTHOR Wayne Curtis – easyaddress.us My first nomination for the best nonfiction book read in 2015I found the story of the 70yo man walking across the US in 1909 fascinating but the commentary on the importance of walking past and present individually and as a species

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    Summary The Last Great Walk Wayne Curtis Ë 2 Summary Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Wayne Curtis “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 thoug

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    [ FREE The Last Great Walk ] AUTHOR Wayne Curtis – easyaddress.us An entertaining book covering different aspects of walking anchored by the historic walk mentioned in the title Well researched and at times even laugh out loud funny the book does make you want to get up and take a long walk though that makes it rather harder to keep reading

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    Summary The Last Great Walk Wayne Curtis Ë 2 Summary Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Wayne Curtis After perusing a friends’ response to his reading of this book I ordered it There was something intriguing about the idea of a Seventy year old man walking from NYC to San Francisco then to learn that this stro

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    [ FREE The Last Great Walk ] AUTHOR Wayne Curtis – easyaddress.us 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 mostly northerly route through New York state over to Chicago and across the Great Pla

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    [ FREE The Last Great Walk ] AUTHOR Wayne Curtis – easyaddress.us 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 coul

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    Wayne Curtis Ë 2 Summary Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Wayne Curtis [ FREE The Last Great Walk ] AUTHOR Wayne Curtis – easyaddress.us 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 age on the day he began the long trek across the continent This was a time when automobiles were beginning to make headway into the lives of ordinary Americans Curtis in his telling of Weston

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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 the story of Edward Payson Weston otherwise known as Weston the Pedestrian In 1909 Weston undertook to from New York to San Francisco in 100 days The man was 70 years of age on the day he began the Tell Me About Eternity long trek across the continent This was a time when automobiles were beginning to make headway into theives of ordinary Americans Curtis in his telling of Weston s walk alternately describes the collision of the automobile era with the bipedal form It was with fascination that I went along on Weston s journey and the story of what we have Once Upon a Time (Calluvias Royalty, lost in moving away from foot travel its impact on our bodies homo sapiens are designed to walk eight to 12 miles a day our minds walking helps keep our minds sharp and our society and surroundings Makes me want to put on my walking shoes and grab a map Amy O This 2014 book gets 4 out of 5 stars It really held my interest I found out about a popular cultural phenomenon of theate 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 Enamoured (The Enslaved Duet less demanding an average of 40 miles a day Weston was 70 years old when me took on the challenge I ve always enjoyed a niceeisurely 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 On the Edge left NYC on March 15 1909 to walk to the West Coast He took a mostly northerly route through New York state over to Chicago and across the Great Plains He walked alone except for a car that was supposed to follow him with food and supplies and except for the many crowds and fans that met him along the way He sometimes relied on homeowners to take him in and give him a good meal or to shelter him in storms if he couldn t walk through them This may After perusing a friends response to his reading of this book I ordered it There was something intriguing about the idea of a Seventy year old man walking from NYC to San Francisco then toearn that this stroll occurred in 1909 that caused the intrigue I felt to bloom into a thirst to Therese Raquin learn the why it mattered today I was not disappointed in the story of Edward Payson Weston or of the author s building of his case as to why an event that occurred over a century ago had any bearing onife in the fast paced computer age Mr Weston began ong walks hundreds of miles in the 1860 s at time when pedestrianism events were

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huge crowds spectators to witness the completion of such sojourns According to the author s description he was the Lebron James of the Pedestrian world during his day The fanfare around such practices was in its decline when he announced that he would wa. 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. The Last Great Walk

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Gh out Doing Feminist Research in Political and Social Science loud funny the book does make you want to get up and take aong walk though that makes it rather harder to keep reading 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 me to stop reading and take a walk Chairs are A self sabotaging techniue A sitter is 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 A Ved Mehta Reader learn about Paul Marshall s 1500 pages of deep research published 2008 2012 As a historical artifact The author could have done this better withonger direct uotations For example the scattered studies of health benefits of walking bored me but cognitive mapping of walking onto spinal cord ganglia at The Queens Fool / The Virgins Lover 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 weakike 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
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calories on 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 Rewarding read with a multifaceted ook at how we shaped the 20th Century and how we might shape the 21st Meanwhile I intend to step up my jaywalking The content about Weston s walk was interesting although I expected of an adventure tale than what it was The content in between reports on Weston s progress was intermittently interesting About the third or fourth time I was reading about how walking is good for our health I started skimming When the author started talking about how cars changed our environment I returned to reading About the third or fourth time the author returned to that particular topic I began skimming again Definitely worth the read It will give you much to think about and you will ook at your surroundings a The Prince in the Royal Suite (Chatsfield Novella, little differently But you have permission to skim when you feelike a dead horse is being beaten Apologies for the gruesome imagery This book should be reuired reading for students of and use planning and municipal councillors My first nomination for the best nonfiction book read in 2015I found the story of the 70yo man walking across the US in 1909 fascinating but the commentary on the importance of walking past and present individually and as a species was riveting and thought provokingI d say but I have to go take a walk And you should just read the book. 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. Lk from New York City to San Francisco in one hundred days and the journey would begin on his Seventieth Birthday The stamina he had to undertake such a journey would reuire he walk an average of 4729 The stamina he had to undertake such a journey would reuire he walk an average of 4729 daily 3925 miles83 days as he rested on Sundays He would be supported along the way by turn from hired assistants the kindness of strangers various railroad companies and often Undercover at City Hospital large crowds who would join him for sections when he was near their towns but he was as singular in his uest as he was alone in completing it Within nine months of his completing this walk he walked from San Francisco back to NYC The story of this walk is the basis upon which the author explores the history of walking particularly in America In so doing the reader is given an overall engaging there are occasions when Mr Curtis puts too much of himself in the otherwise well researched material history of roads the psychological effects of walking and the sociological implications of pedestrianism all of which were viewed in comparison to riding in a machine When Mr Westoneft New York City roads were still multiuse thoroughfares walkers horses carriages and automobiles all shared the same space and worked out how each would use what space when as all were going in iterally every direction Within twenty years what space when as all were going in iterally every direction Within twenty years this Great Walk roads were the domain of automobiles only and the other modes of transport once common specifically walking began their decline into uselessness at Chosen by the Lieutenant (Regency Brides of Convenience least in practice Psychologically according to Mr Curtis walking is better for us on every count physically we are created to walk and have done so for 45 million years our minds slow down when we walk and our brains are simulated by what we see as they are empowered by the increased oxygen exercise brings to the body In a machine we are removed from our surroundings and feel detached from theand and each other becoming isolated in our own reality When we walk we engage our surroundings others and nature in such a way that reality becomes of an experiential moment than merely one that is observedThe author holds out hope that the domain of the automobile is now where walking was in 1909 on its way to becoming an option rather than the expectation of transportation He cites the city planners who are ooking again at mixed use roads multi use dense communities whose real estate is valued on its Walk Score than its size and the desire of many Millennials to not have to purchase insure maintain and gas an automobile when other modes of getting around are so much cheaper and healthierThis book is a treasure for those who enjoy earning obscure history and how history influences the National Geographic Guide to Birding Hot Spots of the United States life we presentlyive The author attempted to walk a Weston a 40 mile walking day and found he could not accomplish it even though he is decades younger than Mr Weston Perhaps if I start today I could get to the place where I could walk 15 miles in a day without experiencing profound injury or death It may take me until I am Mr Weston s age but that sounds Ellis Kackley the Best Damn Doctor in the West like a worthy challenge An entertaining book covering different aspects of walking anchored by the historic walk mentioned in the title Well researched and at times evenau. DIn The Last Great Walk journalist Wayne Curtis uses the framework of Weston's fascinating and surprising story and investigates exactly what we Here So Far Away 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 andegs evolved to accommodate our ancient traveling needs to the way that Amer.