A Walk Around the Block by Spike Carlsen audiobook

A Walk Around the Block: Stoplight Secrets, Mischievous Squirrels, Manhole Mysteries & Other Stuff You See Every Day (And Know Nothing About)

By Spike Carlsen
Read by Daniel Henning

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062954756

Unabridged

Format : Retail CD (In Stock)
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Runtime: 9.20 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A simple walk around the block set journalist Spike Carlsen, bestselling author of A Splintered History of Wood, off to investigate everything he could about everything we take for granted in our normal life—from manhole covers and recycling bins to bike lanes and stoplights.

In this celebration of the seemingly mundane, Carlsen opens our eyes to the engineering marvels, human stories, and natural wonders right outside our front door. He guides us through the surprising allure of sewers, the intricacies of power plants, the extraordinary path of an everyday letter, and the genius of recycling centers—all the while revealing that this awesome world isn’t just a spectator sport.

 

Engaging as it is endearing, A Walk Around the Block will change the way you see things in your everyday life. Join Carlsen as he strolls through the trash museum of New York City, explores the quirky world of squirrels, pigeons, and roadkill, and shows us how understanding stoplights, bike lanes, and fine art of walking can add years to our lives. In the end, he brings a sense of wonder into your average walk around the block, wherever you are. Guaranteed. 

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Author Bio: Spike Carlsen

Author Bio: Spike Carlsen

Spike Carlsen is an editor, carpenter, woodworker, and author of the award-winning A Splintered History of Wood: Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers and Baseball Bats, which was an NPR Best Book of the Year and a Midwest Connections bookseller pick . A former executive editor of Family Handyman magazine, Carlsen has written for Men’s Health, Popular Woodworking, Make, and many other publications.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 9.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English