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Perfect Motion: How walking makes us wiser

Perfect Motion: How walking makes us wiser (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Lineen, Jono

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Since our first ancestor rose up to place one foot in front of another, our desire to walk has produced fundamental changes in our bodies and minds. The importance of walking became apparent to Jono Lineen after the tragic death of his brother. Grief-stricken and adrift, he set o... read full description below.

ISBN 9780143789529
Barcode 9780143789529
Published 16 July 2019 by Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143789529
ISBN-10 014378952X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Ebury Australia
Publication Date 16 July 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Lineen, Jono
Category Biography & Autobiography
Popular Science
Walking, Hiking, Trekking
Australian
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 35mm
Weight 388g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 990316

Description of this Book

Since our first ancestor rose up to place one foot in front of another, our desire to walk has produced fundamental changes in our bodies and minds. The importance of walking became apparent to Jono Lineen after the tragic death of his brother. Grief-stricken and adrift, he set off on a 2700-kilometre solo trek across the Himalayas. He walked for months, until his legs ached and feet blistered, and by the end of the expedition something had changed in him. He was stronger; not just physically, but psychologically and emotionally. In Perfect Motion, Lineen investigates that transformation, and why walking and running have made us more creative, helped us learn, constructed our perception of time, built resilience and offered a narrative that helps us make sense of our lives. By weaving together his own remarkable personal stories with evolutionary research, psychology, neuroscience, anatomy and philosophy, Lineen reveals for the first time the powerful effect of simply going for a stroll. Walking is what we're made to do; it is our perfect motion.

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Author's Bio

Jono Lineen was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, at the start of the 'Troubles'. He moved to Canada as a young boy and then spent almost 20 years travelling the world working as a forester, mountain guide, ski racer, humanitarian relief worker and writer. He is a curator at the National Museum of Australia. His books include River Trilogy, Into the Heart of the Himalayas and Perfect Motion.

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