A history of the world in 500 walks

Are you looking for a new travel destination in 2017? Do you enjoy history? Then A history of the world in 500 walks by Sarah Baxter might be the book for you.

This compilation is divided into six periods of time: Prehistory — the Ancient World — the Middle Ages — Towards the Modern World — 19th century — 20th century. There are walks that take minutes and walks that take months.

The work is indexed by country, by location and by walk name, making it easy to use.

Over 30 public libraries in Australia own this title, according to the National Library’s TROVE database.



Gerard Windsor reviews three books about walking

Author Gerard Windsor reviews three books about walking in the Canberra Times Panaroma magazine of 18 July:
Walking away: further travels with a troubadour on the South West Coast Path by Simon Armitage
A philosophy of walking by Frederic Gros
Born to walk: the transformative power of a pedestrian act by Dan Rubinstein

The article on page 15 is titled “Putting your best foot forward” and is available on the Canberra Times website under the heading “The reader’s guide to walking: why we do it and what we think about it.”


Ashley Hay reviews three books about walking

Author and walker Ashley Hay reviews three books about walking in the Weekend Australian Review magazine of 20-21 June:
A philosophy of walking by Frederic Gros
Born to walk: the transformative power of a pedestrian act by Dan Rubinstein
Nightwalking: a noctural history of London by Matthew Beaumont

The article on page 22 is titled “Foot notes” and is available online (though you may need to be a subscriber to read it) under the heading “Federic [sic] Gros, Matthew Beaumont, Dan Rubinstein: in all walks of life.”