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Author Cregan-Reid, Vybarr, author.

Title Footnotes : how running makes us human / Vybarr Cregan-Reid.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  613.7172 CREGAN-REID    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xviii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [295]-331).
Contents Introduction: The prying sprite of Peckham Rye -- Part I: Sensing -- Footnotes to a body of knowledge: our body's intelligences. The South Downs and Boston -- Senses as lenses: how to train your senses. The Lake District and Seattle -- Part II: Reasoning -- What's running through your mind?: running, neuroscience and environmental psychology. The Cotswolds, Brighton and Ann Arbor, Michigan -- In praise of idleness: how to run away from work. Dorchester, Maiden Castle and Lundy Island -- Part III: Earthing -- The world at our feet: how the places we run change us, and how we change them. Aldeburgh and Santa Cruz, California -- Wilde times on treadmills: running inside and out. Greenwich, London; Seasalter, Kent; and North Cornwall -- Part IV: Roaming -- The antique art of trespassing: how to run wild. Norwood and Shooter's Hill; Harrow; Faversham; Walden Pond, Massachusetts; and Paris -- Running the stones of Venice: running, creativity and freedom. London and Venice.
Summary "When Vybarr Cregan-Reid set out to discover why running means so much to so many, he began a journey which would take him out to tread London's cobbled streets, the boulevards of Paris, and down the crumbling alleyways of Ruskin's Venice. Footnotes transports you to the deserted shorelines of Seattle, the giant redwood forests of California, and to the world's most advanced running laboratories and research centers to discover more about the history of the places we know and how we use them. Drawing on debates in literature, philosophy, biology, and neuroscience, this liberating and inspiring book reminds us why feeling the earth beneath our feet is a necessary and healing part of our lives. "--Jacket flap.
Subject Cregan-Reid, Vybarr -- Travel.
Running -- Social aspects.
Running -- Philosophy.
Runners (Sports) -- England -- Biography.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Running & Jogging.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Travel writing.
ISBN 9781250127242 hardcover
1250127246 hardcover
9781250127259 electronic book
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