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Author Mayer, Andreas, 1970- author.

Title The science of walking : investigations into locomotion in the long nineteenth century / Andreas Mayer ; translated by Robin Blanton and Tilman Skowroneck ; revised and extended by the author.

Publication Info. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2020.

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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: A Recalcitrant Object -- Walkers, Wayfarers, Soldiers: Sketching a Practical Science of Locomotion -- Observers of Locomotion: Theories of Walking in the French Science de l'homme -- Mechanicians of the Human Walking Apparatus: The Beginnings of an Experimental Physiology of the Gait -- The Rise of Graphical and Photographic Methods: Locomotion Studies and the Predicament of Representation -- Conclusion: The Centipede's Dilemma.
Summary "Do you know how you walk? Most people consider walking to be a natural and self-evident activity of everyday life. Yet the mechanism of walking has long puzzled scientists and doctors. In The Science of Walking, Andreas Mayer provides a history of investigations of the human gait that emerged at the intersection of a variety of disciplines, including physiology, neurology, orthopedic surgery, anthropology, and psychiatry. The book analyzes the attempts to observe human (and animal) locomotion through the long nineteenth century and traces the effects of this new knowledge in other cultural domains, most notably literature and the visual arts"-- Provided by publisher.
Access Concurrent user level: 1 user
Provenance Gift of Paul and Mary Haas.
Subject Walking -- History -- 19th century.
Physiology -- History -- 19th century.
Science -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Blanton, Robin, translator.
Skowroneck, Tilman, translator.
Added Title Wissenschaft vom Gehen. English
Other Form: Print version: Mayer, Andreas, 1970- Wissenschaft vom Gehen. English. Science of walking. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2020 9780226328355 (DLC) 2019045111 (OCoLC)1117641350
ISBN 9780226352480 (electronic bk.)
022635248X (electronic bk.)