How Cycling Can Save The World

Author: Peter Walker
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
ISBN: 0143111779
Size: 12.63 MB
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Peter Walkerreporter at the Guardian and curator of its popular bike blogshows how the future of humanity depends on the bicycle.

Car culture has ensnared much of the world—and it's no wonder. Convenience and comfort (as well as some clever lobbying) have made the car the transportation method of choice for generations. But as the world evolves, the high cost of the automobile is made clearer—with its dramatic effects on pollution, the way it cuts people off from their communities, and the alarming rate at which people are injured and killed in crashes. Walker argues that the simplest way to tackle many of these problems at once is with one of humankind's most perfect inventions—the bicycle.
     In How Cycling Can Save the World, Walker takes readers on a tour of cities like Copenhagen and Utrecht, where everyday cycling has taken root, demonstrating cycling’s proven effect on reducing smog and obesity, and improving quality of life and mental health. Interviews with public figures—such as Janette Sadik-Khan, who led the charge to create more pedestrian- and cyclist- friendly infrastructure in New York City—provide case studies on how it can be done, and prove that you can make a big change with just a few cycling lanes and a paradigm shift.
      Meticulously researched and incredibly inspiring, How Cycling Can Save the World delivers on its lofty promise and leads readers to the realization that cycling could not only save the world, but have a lasting and positive impact on their own lives.

Bikenomics How Bicycling Can Save The Economy Bicycle

Author: Elly Blue
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
ISBN: 1621062406
Size: 45.72 MB
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Elly Blue's Bikenomics provides a surprising and compelling new perspective on the way we get around, where we live, and how we spend our money. The book provides an unflinching look at the real costs of transportation and roads, for households and society at large, and shares the success stories of people, businesses, organizations, and cities that are investing in two-wheeled transportation. The multifaceted North American bicycle movement is revealed, with its contradictions, challenges, successes, and visions. Bikenomics does for transportation what The Omnivore's Dilemma did for food. Whether or not you ride a bicycle, reading this book will forever change the way you see the world around you.

An instant classic when it was first published in 2013, Bikenomics has been revised and updated for its second edition, including a new introduction by the author.


World Cycling Stripped Bare Anyone Can Cycle The World This Is How

Author: Sean Conway
Publisher: Mortimer Lion Publishing
ISBN: 0957449704
Size: 53.89 MB
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Sean Conway woke up one day, realising he was sick of the rat race, wanted to do something that would shape the rest of his life. With virtually no cycling experience, Sean decided that he would try and become the fastest person to cycle around the world. Six months before he departed he had no bike, no funding and couldn’t even cycle 40 miles without having to catch the train home. Find out everything from equipment, nutrition, training, safety, sponsorship, and how to go from cycling 40 miles to 200 miles a day. Sean really believes that ANYONE can cycle around the world. The hardest part is getting to the start line. This book will make sure you are as prepared as you’ll ever be when you get there.

Bike Nation

Author: Peter Walker
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473548799
Size: 55.81 MB
Format: PDF
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A revolution on the roads is approaching. Is it time for drivers to Give Way? Guardian news correspondent, Peter Walker, takes us on a journey around the world, exploring the varying attitudes to cycling on our highways.

How Cycling Can Save The World

Author: Peter Walker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143111779
Size: 33.73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In How Cycling Can Save the World, Walker takes readers on a tour of cities like Copenhagen and Utrecht, where everyday cycling has taken root, demonstrating cycling's proven effect on reducing smog and obesity, and improving quality of ...

Power Play

Author: Asi Burak
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250089344
Size: 41.60 MB
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But what if games could be good, not only for individuals but for the world? In Power Play, Asi Burak and Laura Parker explore how video games are now pioneering innovative social change around the world.

Bikenomics

Author: Elly Blue
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
ISBN: 1621069435
Size: 30.94 MB
Format: PDF
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Blue tells the stories of people, businesses, organizations, and cities who are investing in two-wheeled transportation.

Philanthrocapitalism

Author: Matthew Bishop
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781608192434
Size: 24.28 MB
Format: PDF
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In Philanthrocapitalism, Matthew Bishop and Michael Green examine this new movement and its implications.

Supermedia

Author: Charlie Beckett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444356186
Size: 67.83 MB
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Smart and controversial, this timely book explores the potential for an entirely new type of journalism which these changes create, discusses the impact of social networking sites and blogs on traditional journalism, and makes the case that ...

Mycelium Running

Author: Paul Stamets
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607741245
Size: 12.47 MB
Format: PDF
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Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Story Of The Fly

Author: Jason Drew
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 0992175410
Size: 45.36 MB
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The story of the fly and how it could save the world will take you behind the pesky reputation and inside the brain and body of the much misunderstood fly.

Mason Bee Revolution

Author: Dave Hunter
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594859647
Size: 34.47 MB
Format: PDF
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Mason Bee Revolution explains how docile, hard-working, solitary mason bees (and their compatriots, the leafcutter bees) are even more productive pollinators than honeybees, and keeping them can be a fun, easy, backyard hobby for gardeners, ...