Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on March 2nd, 2009 at 1:31 pm
It’s been a while since we last added new titles to the BikePortland Bookstore. In the meantime, some new books have been released, most notably local author Jeff Mapes’ Pedaling Revolution, and many more old, good ones brought to our attention. A selection of newly featured titles is below.
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Via the links below, you can order books to be shipped to you — or better yet, pick them up by bike! Just choose the “In-Store Pickup” option at checkout to have the books held for you at any Powell’s location.
by Jeff Mapes
“From Oregonian senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, Pedaling Revolution (OSU Press) is essential reading for the approximately one million people who regularly ride their bike to work or on errands, for anyone engaged in transportation, urban planning, sustainability, and public health — and for drivers trying to understand why they’re seeing so many cyclists. All will be interested in how urban bike activists are creating the future of how we travel and live in 21st-century cities.”
More recommended titles
|A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction|
by Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein
An architecture and urban design classic, providing classical inspiration and progressive thinking to anyone working on building projects big or small. Alexander literally gave us a whole new way of looking at the urban landscape.
|Bicycle Science Projects: Physics on Wheels|
by Robert Gardner
A reader wrote in about how much they like this book of bike-related science projects geared at 11 to 17 year olds.
by Andy Singer
Andy Singer’s CARtoons are classics that you may have seen around already in magazines and on stickers. The text and cartoons in his book cast our relationship with the automobile in a counterintuitive — and very funny – light.
|The Quotable Cyclist: Great Moments of Bicycling Wisdom, Inspiration and Humor|
by Bill Strickland
“This book will provide any cyclist with unending pleasure, and inspiration to get out on the bike. It features quotes from such superstars as Lance Armstrong and Greg Lemond, and from civilians like John F. Kennedy, Mark Twain, and Albert Einstein. With chapters on road biking, mountain biking, winning, losing, descending, crashing, love and hate, The Quotable Cyclist will delight anyone who ever rode a bike.”
|PeeWee’s Big Adventure (DVD)|
Tim Burton’s 1985 classic comedy. Pee-wee’s bike has been stolen, and he sets off across the country to get it back. An inspiration to us all.
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