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From the Publisher"An enlighening compelling read...a well-researched, well written piece of work."
"Joseph A. Amato has written a richly detailed and engaging account of walking from ancient times to the present. His book explores the many modes and contexts of human ambulation: marching, strolling, promenading, rambling, sauntering, commuting, to name just a few. Taking full account of the evolution of the city, shifting attitudes toward the countryside, and the role of class and labor in determining the value and meaning of walking, this book helps us to see a basic human activity as a complex cultural and historical phenomenon."
-Roger Gilbert,author of Walks in the World: Representation and Experience in Modern American Poetry
"A rambling pleasure—leisurely paced and full of interesting cul-de-sacs—pleasantly garrulous and filled with the anecdotes of small details aptly observed.”
"A thought-provoking survey across time and space. . . . Pick up On Foot and carry it home. It will renew your appreciation for the pedestrian in your own flesh."
-Cleveland Plain Dealer
”Extremely readable account . . . invites a global edition."
"On Foot is an expansive and illuminating field trip, complete with rest stops for little-known facts about an everyday activity many of us take for granted."