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StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call No629.2272 Rose
TitleTwo wheels good : the history and mystery of the bicycle / Jody Rosen.
AuthorRosen, Jody. author.
Total Circ1
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293101994361629.2272 Rose6/18/2022 Due on 7/19/2022Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780804141499 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 0804141495 (hardcover)
Personal Name Rosen, Jody. author.
Title Statement Two wheels good : the history and mystery of the bicycle / Jody Rosen.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Crown, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2022.
Physical Description xvii, 396 pages : black and white illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-381) and index.
Summary, Etc. "The bicycle is a vestige of the Victorian era, seemingly out of pace with our age of smartphones and ridesharing apps and driverless cars. Yet we live on a bicycle planet. Across the world, more people travel by bicycle than by any other form of transportation. Almost anyone can learn to ride a bike-and nearly everyone does. In Two Wheels Good, writer and critic Jody Rosen reshapes our understanding of this ubiquitous machine, an ever-present force in humanity's life and dreamlife-and a flashpoint in culture wars-for more for than two hundred years. Combining history, reportage, travelogue, and memoir, Rosen 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Bicycles History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cycling History.

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