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Travel Histories – From Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul and Beyond

in Mobility at Large: Globalization, Textuality and Innovative Travel Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318214
eISBN:
9781846317736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317736.006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the concept of travel histories in which the travel writer explores a place's complex history of movement and cultural mobility and examines how the innovative travel writer ... More


Mechanicians of the Human Walking Apparatus: The Beginnings of an Experimental Physiology of the Gait

Andreas Mayer

in The Science of Walking: Investigations into Locomotion in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226328355
eISBN:
9780226352480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352480.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses in detail the context of Eduard and Wilhelm Weber’s treatise “Mechanics of the Human Walking Apparatus” (1836), commonly identified as the first attempt to subject the human ... More


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