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The Bicycle: 200 Years on Two Wheels

The Bicycle: 200 Years on Two Wheels

Author: Mirrorpix
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Description
German Baron Karl von Drais first introduced the two-wheeled tandem human-powered wooden-framed vehicle to the world, in the summer of 1817, its rider gamely steering with the front wheel while pushing along with his feet. After that history is rather vague about the bicycle. We know that the mechanically powered velocipede took off in the 1860s, soon followed by the Penny Farthing, but it wasn't until the late nineteenth century that the golden age of bicycles took off as people realised the freedoms afforded by self-powered travel, and touring and racing became popular pastimes. Today of course cycling is a global phenomenon both in professional sporting and non-professional spheres. This book of stunning photographs charts the evolution of the bicycle across 200 years of history.
Author description
Mirrorpix has granted access to its formidable photo archives to create this beautiful photographic history
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General Fields

  • : 9780750980050
  • : The History Press Ltd
  • : The History Press Ltd
  • : June 2017
  • : 170mm X 190mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mirrorpix
  • : Paperback
  • : 796.609
  • : 144
  • : 104 black & white illustrations, 16 colour illustrations, 16 colour plates