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In praise of paths : walking through time and nature / Torbjørn Ekelund ; translation by Becky L. Crook ; foreword by Geoff Nicholson.

Ekelund, Torbjørn Lysebo, (author.). Crook, Becky L., (translator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Tamaqua Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pottsville District Libraries. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Tamaqua Public Library 796.51 EK (Text) 30TPL001862521 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781771644952
  • ISBN: 1771644958
  • Physical Description: 240 pages ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver ; Greystone Books, 2020.

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General Note:
Translation of: Stiens historie: en reise til fots.
Summary, etc.:
"An ode to paths and the journeys we take through nature, as told by a gifted writer who stopped driving and rediscovered the joys of traveling by foot. Torbjørn Ekelund started to walk--everywhere--after an epilepsy diagnosis affected his ability to drive. The more he ventured out, the more he came to love the act of walking, and an interest in paths emerged. In this poignant, meandering book, Ekelund interweaves the literature and history of paths with his own stories from the trail. As he walks with shoes on and barefoot, through forest creeks and across urban streets, he contemplates the early tracks made by ancient snails and traces the wanderings of Romantic poets, amongst other musings. If we still "understand ourselves in relation to the landscape," Ekelund asks, then what do we lose in an era of car travel and navigation apps? And what will we gain from taking to paths once again?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Ekelund, Torbjørn Lysebo.
Trails > Anecdotes.
Hiking > Anecdotes.
Walking > Anecdotes.
Human ecology.

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