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WALKING DAVIS

by DAVID ELY 233 pages. Charterhouse. $6.95.

In the beginning were the feet. Between them and the head developed a remarkably complex apparatus that enabled one foot to be placed in front of the other alternately and repeatedly. The procedure was called walking, and when done over a period of time, walking became automatic, even natural.

The head was then left free to think or just look out through the eyes and enjoy the scenery. Thinking, looking and walking proved to be mutually helpful activities. Oldtime writers like Henry David Thoreau thought so and wrote a lot about walking, including an essay...

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