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Walter's Wiggles By Walter Stephen

Walter's Wiggles by Walter Stephen

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Summary

Spurred on by Fernweh - a longing for faraway places - Walter Stephen shares thoughts sparked off by destinations which have intrigued and attracted him. Using these places as inspiration for musings on subjects such as history, culture and science, Walter builds up a unique picture of the world that you won't find in any guidebook.

Walter's Wiggles Summary

Walter's Wiggles: The Random Thoughts of a Random Traveller by Walter Stephen

Spurred on by Fernweh, 'a longing for faraway places', Walter Stephen shares thoughts sparked off by destinations which have intrigued and attracted him. Using these places as inspiration for musings on subjects such as history, culture and science, Walter builds up a unique picture of the world that you won't find in any guidebook. But are these ramblings really as random as they seem? Soon his personal reasons for choosing each location become clear, with an awareness of the duality of man's relationship with the world coming into view.

Facing his own mortality, Walter contemplates both the powerful beauty of the world and man's capacity for destruction in a book that is poignant, entertaining, informative and thought-provoking. And just what are Walter's Wiggles?

A unique escarpment path leading to Angels Landing in Zion National Park, Utah; one of the many fascinating places on Walter's travels, and part of a journey that is not as random as it first seems.

Walter's Wiggles Reviews

[The book] is witty and erudite, occasionally whimsical, often inspiring. - MUNGO PARK on Willie Park Junior

... a well researched and thoughtfully written book. - SCOTTISH REVIEW OF BOOKS on The Evolution of Evolution

About Walter Stephen

Walter Stephen was born in Thurso, Caithness and educated at schools and universities in Glasgow and Edinburgh, with degrees in Geography, Economic History and Education. He was Principal Teacher of Geography in distinguished schools in Fife and Edinburgh, then became the first Adviser in Social Studies in Edinburgh and Senior Advisor in the Lothian Region. In schools shrunk by falling student numbers, he set up Castlehill Urban Studies Centre, the first successful Urban Studies Centre in Britain, and the History of Education Centre.

As an independent scholar he has been active in investigating Interesting Victorians and has been responsible for books on Patrick Geddes (planner and polymath), Willie Park Junior ('The Man who took Golf to the World'), Frank Fraser Darling (born in 1903, but a Victorian in spirit who lived among the deer and founded the environmental movement) and Charles Darwin (in The Evolution of Evolution: Darwin, Enlightenment and Scotland ).

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 The Random Thoughts of a Random Fellow
CHAPTER 2 The Cradle of the Sublime
CHAPTER 3 The Wolf's Glen
CHAPTER 4 The Mind Grows Giddy
CHAPTER 5 The Grand Staircase
CHAPTER 6 On Hearing the First Delius of Spring
CHAPTER 7 Lines on a Map
CHAPTER 8 RLS and the God-like Sculptor
CHAPTER 9 A Problem Solved
CHAPTER 10 Peeling a Dutch Onion
CHAPTER 11 Marvel Upon Marvel
CHAPTER 12 Hellerau - Dream Turned Nightmare
CHAPTER 13 'Die Vergeltung kommt!'
CHAPTER 14 La Retirada - 60 Years on at Argeles
CHAPTER 15 'For I will give you the Morning Star'

Additional information

GOR003664266
9781906817688
1906817685
Walter's Wiggles: The Random Thoughts of a Random Traveller by Walter Stephen
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Luath Press Ltd
2011-08-01
164
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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