Walking : one step at a time

by Kagge, Erling,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Mind Body Spirit 796.51 Kag
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Northern Tier Regional Library Nonfiction 796.51 KAGGE
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A lyrical account of an activity that is essential for our sanity, equilibrium, and well-being, from the author of Silence ("A book to be handled and savored." -- The Wall Street Journal )

Placing one foot in front of the other, embarking on the journey of discovery, and experiencing the joy of exploration--these activities are intrinsic to our nature. Our ancestors traveled long distances on foot, gaining new experiences and learning from them. But as universal as walking is, each of us will experience it differently. For Erling Kagge, it is the gateway to the questions that fascinate him--Why do we walk? Where do we walk from? What is our destination?--and in this book he invites us to investigate them along with him.

Language reflects the idea that life is one single walk; the word "journey" comes from the distance we travel in the course of a day. Walking for Kagge is a natural accompaniment to creativity: the occasion for the unspoken dialogue of thinking. Walking is also the antidote to the speed at which we conduct our lives, to our insistence on rushing, on doing everything in a precipitous manner--walking is among the most radical things we can do.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Kagge (Silence, 2017) was the first person to walk to the South Pole alone. He has also trekked to the North Pole and summited Mount Everest. But this book is not about the thrill of adventure or perilous journeys. Rather, Walking reads much like the act of wandering itself as Kagge's narrative meanders through different thoughts with short vignettes about his life and candid take-aways from his varied experiences. Kagge's purposeful lack of plotlines and direction is meant to challenge readers to let go of traditional constraints and take pleasure in his lyrical and sometimes philosophical prose, just as he encourages people to walk for pleasure without hurry. Kagge's intimate relationship with walking and the natural world resonates throughout this reflective book, and his awe and wonder are contagious. A brief read, Walking is meant to be savored at a leisurely pace and is a perfect companion for those who seek mindfulness and meditation in their everyday lives.--Patricia Smith Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Kagge, Erling.
Explorers -- Norway -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Pantheon Books,2019
Edition First American edition.
Other Titles Å gå.
Contributors Crook, Becky L., translator.
Language English
Notes "Originally published in Norway as Å gå. Ett skritt av gangen by Kagge Forlag AS, Oslo, in 2018."
Description 177 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-177).
ISBN 9781524747848
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