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Two Wheels Good

By Jody Rosen
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Isbn : 0804141509
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 577
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A panoramic revisionist portrait of the nineteenth-century invention that is transforming the twenty-first-century world “The real feat of this book is that it takes us on a ride—across the centuries and around the globe, through startling history and vivid first-person reporting.”—Patrick Radden Keefe, New York Times bestselling author of Empire of Pain The bicycle is a vestige of the Victorian era, seemingly at odds with our age of smartphones and ride-sharing apps and driverless cars. Yet we live on a bicycle planet. Across the world, more people travel by bicycle than any other form of transportation. Almost anyone can learn to ride a bike—and nearly everyone does. In Two Wheels Good, journalist and critic Jody Rosen reshapes our understanding of this ubiquitous machine, an ever-present force in humanity’s life and dream life—and a flash point in culture wars—for more than two hundred years. Combining history, reportage, travelogue, and memoir, Rosen’s book sweeps across centuries and around the globe, unfolding the bicycle’s saga from its invention in 1817 to its present-day renaissance as a “green machine,” an emblem of sustainability in a world afflicted by pandemic and climate change. Readers meet unforgettable characters: feminist rebels who steered bikes to the barricades in the 1890s, a prospector who pedaled across the frozen Yukon to join the Klondike gold rush, a Bhutanese king who races mountain bikes in the Himalayas, a cycle-rickshaw driver who navigates the seething streets of the world’s fastest-growing megacity, astronauts who ride a floating bicycle in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station. Two Wheels Good examines the bicycle’s past and peers into its future, challenging myths and clichés while uncovering cycling’s connection to colonial conquest and the gentrification of cities. But the book is also a love letter: a reflection on the sensual and spiritual pleasures of bike riding and an ode to an engineering marvel—a wondrous vehicle whose passenger is also its engine.

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Born in Shropshire soon after the end of the First World War, venerable motoring writer W de Forte has driven everything from his grandfather's first Daimler, to modern-day supercars … ridden everything from vertiginous Victorian penny farthings, to high velocity twenty-first century superbikes … travelled everywhere from the permafrost of the Arctic Circle to the baking sands of the Baja Peninsula … and met everyone from Tazio Nuvolari to Valentino Rossi. W de Forte enjoyed an eventful career as a top-level journalist, spanning 75 years, during which time he tested many thousands of cars and reported on countless automotive events around the world. This made him uniquely qualified to comment on all aspects of classic and vintage motoring and motorcycling. Relatively undimmed by age and ague, even in his 90s, de Forte had no plans to retire, but, in early 2011, a high-speed prang while testing a wayward Rudge Ulster at a racing circuit in Belgium brought him up with a jolt, both literally and metaphorically. After recuperating in hospital, he settled down to write his long-awaited and much requested autobiography. This unique and insightful book is the result. Packed with fascinating stories about classic cars and motorcycles, A Life Awheel – the ‘Auto’ Biography of W de Forte is an account of an extraordinary motoring life, and the story of motoring in the 20th century.

Great Mountain Days in Scotland

By Dan Bailey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cicerone Press Limited
  • Isbn : 1849655006
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 268
  • File Pdf: great-mountain-days-in-scotland.pdf

Book Summary:

50 great mountain walks in Scotland. Some of the routes described in this larger format book are well known classic challenges such as the Lochaber Traverse, the Mamores and Cairngorms 4000-ers while others approach a favourite mountain from a new angle or combine several in a testing way. Each one can be crammed into a single, long day or backpacked over two to spend a little longer in this rugged and addictive landscape. The collection spans Scotland, right across its magnificent upland areas and dramatic peaks. Routes range from 12 to 25 miles and many would make a good two-day adventure. Some can be approached by kayak or mountain bike. Over 270 ranges and summits feature in settings as varied as the snowbound Cairngorm plateaus and the land-sea jigsaw of the Hebrides, where rugged peaks rise from clear water. Few walking destinations are better suited to routes at the longer, tougher end of the scale.

Hyperreality and Global Culture

By Nicholas Perry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1134846754
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 874
  • File Pdf: hyperreality-and-global-culture.pdf

Book Summary:

This book explores a world where the boundaries between reality and representation have become blurred, a world where LA Law is used to train lawyers. Drawing on examples from around the globe, Nick Perry presents a fascinating and entertaining analysis of both familiar objects and situations as well as the more unusual and absurd. Meals served in British pubs, motor-cycle gangs in downtown Tokyo, Australian movies, are just some examples used by the author in his engaging exploration of modern sense of the 'unreal'. Hyperrealities also engages with well known theorists of contemporary culture, from Baudrillard and Umberto Eco to Jameson and Sartre.

Kentuckiana Roads

By Rick Hofstetter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Isbn : 162894269X
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 161
  • File Pdf: kentuckiana-roads.pdf

Book Summary:

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The Villa of Mysteries

By David Hewson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Isbn : 1838850678
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 442
  • File Pdf: the-villa-of-mysteries.pdf

Book Summary:

'Hewson's inventiveness never flags' - The Sunday Times 'A great series' - Simon Kernick A young woman is found dead in a peat bog near the banks of the River Tiber. Teresa Lupo, a maverick pathologist, believes she has the victim of an ancient Roman ritual on her hands. She's wrong. This ritual killing is very recent history, the horror is still very much alive and Nic Costa needs to get to the bottom of it. The investigation draws Nic's team deep into Rome's most disturbing and sinister secrets and it's clear that their enquiries are not welcome. Now a killer is after Teresa Lupo and the case is accelerating as another young woman suddenly goes missing . . .

Higher Ground

By Rhiannon Batten
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 0753518015
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 751
  • File Pdf: higher-ground.pdf

Book Summary:

Everybody loves a holiday but we often don't consider the effect our travel has on the environment and the communities we visit. We need to travel more responsibly, but no-one wants to wear a hair shirt or live on tofu. This comprehensive guide to ethical travel shows how you can enjoy your holiday in comfort and help save the planet at the same time, without it costing an arm and a leg. Explaining the global concerns, the pros and cons to carbon-offsetting and other initiatives, and the best way to be a socially responsible traveller, this book shows how you can travel responsibly and still enjoy a fun, fulfilling trip.

Sucking Eggs

By Patricia Nicol
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1448104327
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 382
  • File Pdf: sucking-eggs.pdf

Book Summary:

Recycling, buying locally-sourced food and vintage clothing, checking air miles and carbon footprints - our ever-growing obsessions with saving money and preserving the planet is beginning to affect the way many of us shop, travel and eat every day. After decades of plenty, we now face the credit crunch and climate change but the good news is that we don't have to look far back in our history for a handy lesson in making seismic lifestyle changes. Our grannies can show us the way. They wasted almost nothing, bought locally, recycled, grew their own veg and 'dug for victory' and, with the aid of Patricia Nicol's colourful, comparative history, so can we.

Pillow Talk

By Freya North
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1402254474
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 312
  • File Pdf: pillow-talk.pdf

Book Summary:

"Darkly funny and sexy-literary escapism at its finest." -Independent By day, Petra Flint is a talented jeweler working in a lively London studio. By night, she's a sleepwalker troubled by a past she can't put to bed and a present that leaves her clinging to an unsuitable boyfriend. Arlo Savidge was once a budding heartthrob musician. Then tragedy struck and he chose to forsake stardom and all future affairs of the heart for a quiet life in the countryside as a music teacher. Petra and Arlo haven't seen each other since they were teenagers-when their feelings ran deep but the timing wasn't right. Now, seventeen years later, they run into each other once more. Might first love get a second chance-or will what keeps them up at night keep them apart forever? Praise for Pillow Talk "I defy anyone who doesn't fall in love with it." -Glamour "Warm, sexy, satisfying." -Heat "North charts the emotional turmoil with a sexy exactitude." -Marie Claire "Another North gem."-OK

Growing Up in Australia

By Black Inc.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Isbn : 1743822073
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 268
  • File Pdf: growing-up-in-australia.pdf

Book Summary:

The ultimate book about growing up in Australia – a choice selection of wonderful stories and recollections This special collection is the perfect introduction to Black Inc.’s definitive ‘Growing Up’ series. Featuring pieces from Growing Up Asian, Growing Up Aboriginal, Growing Up African, Growing Up Queer and Growing Up Disabled in Australia, it captures the diversity of our nation in moving and revelatory ways. Growing Up in Australia also features gems from essential Australian memoirs such as Rick Morton’s 100 Years of Dirt and Magda Szubanski’s Reckoning. Contributors include Tim Winton, Benjamin Law, Anna Goldsworthy, Nyadol Nyuon, Tara June Winch and many more. With a foreword by Alice Pung, this anthology is a wonderful gift for adult and adolescent readers alike.

UK Law and Your Rights For Dummies

By Liz Barclay
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 9781119997849
  • Pages : 394
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 445
  • File Pdf: uk-law-and-your-rights-for-dummies.pdf

Book Summary:

Do you know your legal rights and responsibilities if you're buying or selling a home, moving in with your partner, returning goods, getting your personal finances in order or dealing with a problematic neighbour? There are a multitude of legal rights to protect individuals, and most of us don't consider them until faced with an immediate legal problem. Boost your legal know-how with this simple guide that does away with the jargon and complication of the law, and helps you get a handle on a wide range of everyday legal issues. UK Law and Your Rights For Dummies shows you how to cut through the reams of red tape, avoid legal pitfalls and prepare yourself to deal with any situation.

A Bike Ride Through My Life

By Frank Clements
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Isbn : 1426963181
  • Pages : 440
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 221
  • File Pdf: a-bike-ride-through-my-life.pdf

Book Summary:

A Bike Ride through My Life chronicles the life of author Frank Clements with bicyclesfollowing the twists and turns that his life has taken in pursuit of his passion for riding. Clements is the younger brother of Ernie Clements, winner of several British Cycling Championships and a Silver Medal in the 1948 Olympic Games Bicycle Race. Despite his love of cycling, he first chose to join National Service in the RAF to establish a unique place for himselfand spent virtually all of his final twelve months of service riding a bike. After his tour of duty ended, he began training to become the best cyclist in the world, his lifes ambition since his success as a potential world class cyclist as a teen. Clements has had many ups and downs in his cycling life. At a young age, he came in second in the British under-eighteen championships and just missed being a member of the British Olympic Cycling team for the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. He also designed, built, and loaned five special Cross country bikes to Roger Hammond and he won the Worlds Cyclo Cross Championship with them. This memoir follows Clements from youth to retirement, offering a fascinating trip through an amazing life.