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In Praise of Walking: The new science of how we walk and why it's good for us
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In Praise of Walking: The new science of how we walk and why it's good for us (Paperback)

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'Informative and persuasive enough to rouse the most ardent couch pototo' New Scientist





Walking upright on two feet is a uniquely human skill. It defines us as a species.



It enabled us to walk out of Africa and to spread as far as Alaska and Australia. It freed our hands and freed our minds. We put one foot in front of the other without thinking - yet how many of us know how we do that, or appreciate the advantages it gives us? In this hymn to walking, neuroscientist Shane O'Mara invites us to marvel at the benefits it confers on our bodies and minds, and urges us to appreciate - and exercise - our miraculous ability.



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Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular medicine & healthScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesNeurosciencesScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPopular scienceSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationWalking, hiking, trekking Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 28/05/2020 ISBN-13: 9781784707576  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Shane O'Mara is Professor of Experimental Brain Research at Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin. He is Principal Investigator in, and was Director of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, one of Europe's leading research centres for neuroscience. He is also a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator and a Science Foundation Ireland Principal Investigator. He is the author of two previous books, Why Torture Doesn't Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation and A Brain for Business - A Brain for Life. He has also written many scientific papers, as well as for the newspapers and magazines. He loves to walk wherever and whenever he can, with long urban walks in any walkable city a particular favourite. @smomara1 www.shaneomara.com

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