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Born to Walk
The Transformative Power of a Pedestrian Act
By (author): Dan Rubinstein Foreword by: Kevin Patterson
9781770414198 Paperback, Trade English General Trade SPORTS & RECREATION / Walking Canada May 08, 2018
$19.95 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.69 in 304 pages ECW Press

The case for getting back on our feet — now in paperback

The humble act of putting one foot in front of the other transcends age, geography, culture, and class and is one of the most economical and environmentally responsible modes of transit. Yet with our modern fixation on speed, this healthy pedestrian activity has been largely left behind.

At a personal and professional crossroads, writer, editor, and obsessive walker Dan Rubinstein traveled throughout the U.S., U.K., and Canada to walk with people who saw the act not only as a form of transportation and recreation, but also as a path to a better world. There are no magic-bullet solutions to modern epidemics like obesity, anxiety, alienation, and climate change. But what if there is a simple way to take a step in the right direction? Combining fascinating reportage, eye-opening research, and Rubinstein’s own discoveries, Born to Walk explores how far this ancient habit can take us and how much repair is within range, and guarantees that you’ll never again take walking for granted.

Dan Rubinstein is a National Magazine Award–winning writer and editor. He contributes to publications such as The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, The Economist and enRoute, and has edited magazines in Ontario and Alberta. These days, he does most of his walking in Ottawa. Kevin Patterson is a medical doctor who works mostly in British Columbia and Nunavut. He is the author of the novel Consumption, the short story collection Country of Cold (which won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize), and the memoir The Water in Between: A Journey at Sea.

“A trek worth taking.” — Scene Magazine

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