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Changing Gears: A Pedal-Powered Detour from the Rat Race

Changing Gears: A Pedal-Powered Detour from the Rat Race

Looking for inspiration, he and his partner Sophie decide to cycle from Melbourne to Far North Queensland (via Tasmania, naturally) scouting out ways to live more simply. On the road, the couple realises how preposterously underprepared they are u Greg is a camping klutz, while S... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781922213136
Barcode 9781922213136
Published 1 September 2013 by Affirm Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Foyster, Greg
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ISBN-13 9781922213136
ISBN-10 1922213136
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Affirm Press
Imprint Affirm Press
Publication Date 1 September 2013
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Foyster, Greg
Category Biography & Autobiography
Travel Writing
Australian
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 139mm
Height: 207mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 338g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Looking for inspiration, he and his partner Sophie decide to cycle from Melbourne to Far North Queensland (via Tasmania, naturally) scouting out ways to live more simply. On the road, the couple realises how preposterously underprepared they are u Greg is a camping klutz, while Sophie proves to be the practical one. They are spurred on by the many inspiring and eccentric characters they meet u including a forest activist living up a tree, an 18th-century woodsman, and a monk who spends his life walking barefoot through Queensland. Featuring eye-opening encounters with DIY downshifters and leading figures in sustainability, Changing Gears is a high-spirited adventure that explores an important question for the future: can we be happier with less?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'From advertising to dumpster diving. A fascinating account of one couple's journey to live by their principles.' - Craig Reucassel, The Chaser and The Checkout. 'An utter treat' - The Courier Mail. 'Funny, poignant and life-changing' - The Sunday Age. 'A compelling ride to the future we are all creating.' - Costa Georgiadis, host of Gardening Australia

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Author's Bio

Greg Foyster is a prolific journalist and fellow of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership. He presents regularly on environmental issues and at writers festivals around Australia. The Age recently featured him in their 'Top 100' inspiring and influential Melburnians.

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