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The Noblest Invention: An Illustrated History of the Bicycle

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Why We Ride

From the time we first wobble away from Mom or Dad on two wheels, we're hooked. The mobility, the freedom that the bicycle brings is our first taste of independence. For many, that feeling persists, and bicycling becomes a lifelong love. It represents the promise of the open road, the enthralling sense of speed, the quiet places, the challenging trails-- all in the pleasant company of family, chums, or just yourself. And then there's that moment of terrified, bittersweet pride when your own child rides on once you have let go.

The Noblest Invention celebrates this unique interaction between humans and machine. The editors of Bicycling magazine have created a unique history of the bicycle that illustrates, through personal essays and breathtaking photography, why this simple machine has captured the imagination of people of all ages around the world. Chronicling the evolution of the bicycle from the primitive wooden Laufmaschine to the high-tech mountain bike with its specialized frame and suspension, this book takes a fascinating look at the innovations, the early creators and their wares, and how the bike has had an impact on culture as a tool in the workplace and as an inspiration for artists and writers alike.

From the timeless allure of the greatest annual sporting event, the Tour de France, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, to the mystery of the bicycle's true inventor (did da Vinci really have a hand in it?), take a trip with this remarkable feat of engineering. Remember, relive, and most important, enjoy the ride.

Synopsis:

The ultimate celebration of the bicycle from childhood nostalgia to high-tech mountain biking beautifully illustrated with 250 full-color photos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781579546694
Subtitle:
An Illustrated History of the Bicycle
Editor:
Bicycling Magazine
Foreword by:
Armstrong, Lance
Foreword:
Armstrong, Lance
Editor:
Bicycling Magazine
Author:
Armstrong, Lance
Author:
Bicycling Magazine
Author:
Editors of Bicycling Magazine
Foreword:
Armstrong, Lance
Publisher:
Rodale Books
Location:
Emmaus Pa.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Motorcycles - General
Subject:
Cycling
Subject:
Bicycles
Subject:
Cycling - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Bicycles -- History.
Subject:
Bicycling - History
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Bicycling General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
62
Publication Date:
20031115
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color and black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.31 x 9.3 x 1.055 in

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