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A Philosophy of Walking by [Gros, Frédéric]
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"A passionate affirmation of the simple life, and joy in simple things. And it's beautifully written: clear, simple, precise." --Observer

"Poignant life-stories ... are interspersed with the author's own meditations on walking ... In the way a landscape is gradually absorbed by the long-distance rambler they steadily build into an insistent exhortation: get up, get out and walk!" --Independent

"Life-affirming stuff." --National Geographic Traveler

"Impressive." --Daily Telegraph

"Philosopher Gros ponders walking, that most mundane mode of transportation or exercise, elevating it to its rightful place in inspiring creativity, evoking freedom, and quieting a troubled soul." --Booklist

"This elegant book inspires consideration of an oft-overlooked subject." - Publisher's Weekly

"Frédéric Gros asks why so many of our most productive writers and philosophers - Rousseau, Kant, Rimbaud, Robert Louis Stevenson, Nietzsche, Jack Kerouac - have also been indefatigable walkers ... there are certain magical things that happen on the trail, and Gros is familiar with them. He thinks like a hiker."-- Financial Times

"An admirable little book which will delight even the most sedentary."--Le Monde

"An unclassifiable book in which ideas are illuminated by the bright light of the morning."--L'Express

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'An admirable little book which will delight even the most sedentary' Le Monde

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5852 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Publisher: Verso; Reprint edition (1 April 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JXVPUYS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #83,872 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars 49 reviews
J. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 starsIt IS a philosophy book about walking
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5.0 out of 5 starswhere Gros goes beyond anything I felt like I could say on the subject
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