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Description - The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes by Tom Ambrose

The invention of the bicycle changed history by democratizing travel for the first time. The common man-and importantly the common woman-could now afford to travel at reasonable speed without need of a horse. Instead of walking just ten miles a day on foot, a healthy individual could now ride up to eighty miles on a cycle at a relatively modest cost.Today, despite the prevalence of the car, the bicycle is as important as ever. More cycles appear on city streets each year, offering healthy, pollution-free transport. Commuters cycle to work through congested traffic, urban hire-bike schemes are increasingly common, and the sports of road and track racing continue to gain in popularity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781743317549
ISBN-10: 1743317549
Format: Hardback
(227mm x 170mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Crows Nest
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Tom Ambrose

Tom Ambrose read history at Trinity College Dublin and gained a postgraduate degree at University College, London. Initially working in advertising, Tom switched to producing and directing television documentaries before becoming a full-time writer.His widely acclaimed first book Hitler's Loss: What Britain and America Gained from Europe's Cultural Exiles (2001) was followed in 2005 by The King and the Vice Queen: George IV's Last Scandalous Affair. 2008 saw the publication of The Nature of Despotism: From Caligula to Mugabe, the Making of Tyrants and in 2010 Heroes and Exiles: Gay Icons Through the Ages.

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