Ocean Book of the Month
Every month, The Ocean Project highlights a book focused on our blue planet or environmental sustainability. Books for all age groups will be covered, non-fiction and fiction, prose and poetry. If you have a suggestion, please let us know.
The Cyclist's Manifesto
By Robert Hurst
Author Robert Hurst makes the case for why Americans need to break their fossil fuel addiction and turn to other ways of getting around. The easy answer: bicycles. Hurst advises city-dwelling cyclists on how to navigate their neighborhoods on two wheels. He writes with humor and style as he conveys his many stories about biking in American cities.
Robert Hurst currently lives in Denver, CO where he has racked up more than 3,000 days as a bicycle messenger. His self-powered journeying has made him an ideal consultant for how to enter the new age of low-energy transportation.
As the Industrialized Cyclist review suggests:
"This unusual little book takes readers to a wide variety of historical moments in search of the origins of America's dysfunctional relationship with the most efficient vehicle ever invented. In a country that is clearly addicted to driving, the humble, brilliant bicycle transforms the lives of individuals who drive less, live more."
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