The Bicycle -- Towards a Global History (Hardcover)

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The Bicycle -- Towards a Global History By P. Smethurst Cover Image


This is the first history of the bicycle to trace not only the technical background to its invention, but also to contrast its social and cultural impact in different parts of the world, and assess its future as a continuing global phenomenon.

About the Author

Paul Smethurst is Associate Professor in English at the University of Hong Kong, China, where he teaches courses in travel writing, literature and the environment, and fictions of globalisation. His books include Travel Writing and the Natural World (2013) and The Postmodern Chronotope (2000). After taking early retirement in 2015, he plans to continue writing from his home in Bali.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781137499493
ISBN-10: 1137499494
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2015
Pages: 194
Language: English