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Bicycle History

Hadland Tony and Hans-Erhard Lessing. Bicycle Design: An Illustrated History.
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014.
Call # Ebrary TL400
The bicycle ranks as one of the most enduring, most widely used vehicles in the world, with more than a billion produced during almost two hundred years of cycling history. This book offers an authoritative and comprehensive account of the bicycle's technical and historical evolution, from the earliest velocipedes (invented to fill the need for horseless transport during a shortage of oats) to modern racing bikes, mountain bikes, and recumbents.

Herlihy, David V. Bicycle: The History.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.
Call # TL410 .H43 2004
Because we live in an age of cross-country bicycle racing and high-tech mountain bikes, we may overlook the decades of development and ingenuity that transformed the basic concept of human-powered transportation into a marvel of engineering. This lively and engrossing history retraces the extraordinary story of the bicycle--a history of disputed patents, brilliant inventions, and missed opportunities. Herlihy shows us why the bicycle captured the public's imagination and the myriad ways in which it reshaped our world.

Longhurst, James. Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015.
Call # Dunwoody HE5737 .L66 2015
Americans have been riding bikes for more than a century now. So why are most American cities still so ill-prepared to handle cyclists? James Longhurst, a historian and avid cyclist, tackles that question by tracing the contentious debates between American bike riders, motorists, and pedestrians over the shared road.

McGurn, James. On Your Bicycle: An Illustrated History of Cycling.
New York: Facts on File Pub., 1987.
Call # Decatur TL400 .M37 1987
Tells the colourful story of cycling: from dandies on hobby-horses to the present day. This book shows how the status of cycling continually bobbed up and down the social scale.

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Bicycle: The History
Circles in the Sky
Around the World on Two Wheels

Bicycles as Social Machines

Farmer, Daryl. Bicycling Beyond the Divide.
Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2008.
Call # Ebrary PS3606 .A716
On a journey begun twenty years earlier, Daryl Farmer, a twenty-year-old two-time college dropout, did what lost men have so often done in this country: he headed west. Twenty years later and seventy pounds heavier, with the yellowing journals from that transformative five-thousand-mile bicycle trek in his pack, Farmer set out to retrace his path.

Forness, Zachary M. One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility.
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010.
Call # Dunwoody HE308 .F87 2010
Presenting an underground subculture of bike enthusiasts who aggressively resist car culture, Furness maps out the cultural trajectories between mobility, technology, urban space and everyday life. He connects bicycling to radical politics, public demonstrations, alternative media production (e.g., ‘zines), as well as to the development of community programs throughout the world.

Kidder, Jeffrey L. Urban Flow: Bike Messengers in the City.
Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 2011.
Call # Ebrary HE9753
Riding through midtown traffic at breakneck speeds is dangerous work, and most riders do it for very little pay and few benefits. As the courier industry has felt the pressures of first fax machines, then e-mails, and finally increased opportunities for electronic filing of legal "paperwork," many of those who remain in the business are devoted to their job

Mionski, Bob. Bicycling & the Law: Your Rights as a Cyclist.
Boulder: VeloPress, 2007.
Call # KF2220.B5 M56 2007
Bicycling and the Law is designed to be the primary resource for cyclists faced with a legal question. It provides readers with information that can help them avoid many legal problems in the first place, and informs them of their rights, their responsibilities, and what steps to take if they do encounter a legal problem.

Parkin, John. Cycling and Sustainability.
Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2012.
Call # Ebrary GV1043.7
his book explores the reasons for difficulties in making cycling mainstream in many cultures, despite its claims for being one of the most sustainable forms of transport.

Bicycle Repair Manual
Human Powered Vehicles
One Less Car

Pinsky, Paul F. Biking Throgh the 'Hoods: Exploring Fifty American Cities by Bicycle.
Silver Spring, MD: CityScape Press, 2010.
Call # GV1045 .P56 2010
From New York to Los Angeles, Chicago to San Antonio, inner city to penthouse row, pristine park to post-industrial wasteland, the author cycles the streets and paths of fifty of America's largest urban outposts

Sorensen, George Niels. Iron Riders: Story of the 1890s Fort Missoula Buffalo Soldiers Bicycle Corps.
Missoula: Pictorial Histories Pub., 2000.
Call # Atlanta North 3 UB418.A47 B54 2000b
The most detailed account of the Fort Missoula Bicycle Corps, a 20-man detachment of the Black 25th Infantry led by two white officers and accompanied by a newspaper reporter during a 1,900-mile ride from Missoula Montana to St. Louis Missouri.

Wray, J. Harry. Pedal Power: The Quiet Rise of the Bicycle3 in American Public Life.
Boulder: Paradigm Pub., 2008.
Call # HE308 .W73 2008
This book examines the surging national interest in bike-friendly public policies and argues that this growth is likely to escalate.

Zheutlin, Peter. Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonerry's Extraordinary Ride.
New York: Citadel, 2007.
Call # Dunwoody GV1044 .Z495 2007
Describes how a working mother of three took a fifteen-month trip around the world on a bicycle, an epic journey that changed things for all women.

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Powered by Muscle and Imagination Logo Start with a wheel and then add gravity; muscle, either human or equine; and give it flight with dreams and sometimes a tiny bit of technology, and you have the subject of this display. Here are books and streamed video about bicycles, skates, skateboards, horses and wagons, and even a few flights of fancy.

Rolling with Inspiration

Abbott, Allan V. and David Gorden Wilson. Human Powered Vehicles.
Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Pub., 1995.
Call # Dunwoody Oversize TL154 .A23 1995
his is the first comprehensive book ever written about human-powered vehicles (HPVs). Filled with 180 impressive photographs, detailed drawings, and tables, Human Powered Vehicles explains the history of HPVs, offers practical insights into their design, and considers future possibilities of human-powered travel.

Kemper, Steve. Reinventing the Wheel: A Story of Genius, Innovation, and GrandAmbition.
New York: HarperBusiness, 2006.
Call # L410 .K46 2005
Story of inventor Dean Kamen and the Segway Human Transporter.

Weingardt, Richard. Circles in the Sky: The Life and Times of George Ferris.
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2009.
Call # TA140.F455 W45 2009
In the summer of 1893, at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, an engineering marvel was unveiled and immediately captured the world's attention. It was a towering, web-like giant wheel, standing upright and rotating high above the city. Several stories taller than any existing American building, the Ferris Wheel carried adventure-seeking passengers to the dizzying height of 264 feet and provided panoramic views never before possible. George W. G. Ferris Jr. and his wheel helped usher America eager to identify itself with ingenuity, entrepreneurialism, and innovation into the 20th century. Yet the very wheel that came to define George Ferris in the end consumed him, leaving him ruined.

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Bicycles -- Let's Ride!

Blue, Elly. Everyday Bicycling: How to Ride a Bike for Transportation (Whatever your Lifestyle).
Portland, OR: Cantakersous Titles, 2012.
Call # Newton HE5736 .B55 2012
ontaining all the knowledge required to get started riding a bicycle for everyday transportation, Elly Blue introduces readers to the basics, including shopping for a bike, honing street smarts, dressing properly for conditions, carrying everything from groceries to children to furniture, and riding in all weather.

Downs, Todd. The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair.
Emaaus, PA: Roadale Press, 2005.
Call # TL430 .D68 2005
A guide to bicycle maintenance and repair covers frames, wheels, chains, gear shifts, tools, adjustments, and safety.

Gregor, Robert J., Francesco Conconi, and IOC Medical Commission. Road Cycling.
Malden, MA: Blackwell Science 2000.
Call # Atlanta North 3 RC1220.C8 R63 2000
he fourth volume in this acclaimed series, Road Cycling concentrates on the techniques of conditioning, road cycling biomechanics, nutrition and hydration, trauma, and the various medical problems encountered by the competitive road cyclist.

Heinen, Eva. Bicycle Commuting.
Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2011.
Call # Ebrary HE5739 .N4
Cycling is cheaper, healthier and, in urban environments, often faster than other modes of transport . Nevertheless, many individuals do not cycle even for short distances . This publication aims to explain why commuters differ in their decisions as to whether or not to cycle.

Hurst, Robert. The Bicycle Commuter's Handbook: Gear You Need, Clothes to Wear, Tips for Trafffic, Roadside Repair.
Guilford, CT: FalconGuides, 2013.
Call # Newton GV1043.7 .H875 2013
The ultimate, practical miniguide to tips, tricks, technique, and gear; compact and user-friendly for riding to work, to the grocery store, or just around town.

Langley, Jim. Bicycling Magazine's Complete Guide to Bicycle Maintenance and Repair for Road and Mountain Bikes: Over 1,000 Tips, Tricks, and Techniques to Maximize Performance, Minimize Repairs and Save Money.
Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1999.
Call # TL430 .L36 1999
Whether they own the latest model or a classic with thousands of miles on it, beginner and experienced cyclists alike need a guide that will help them get their bikes out of the shop faster and keep them on the road longer.

LeMmond, Greg and Kent Gordis. Greg LeMond's Complete Book of Bicycling.
New York: Putnam, 1987.
Call # GV1041 .L44 1987
In 1989, Greg LeMond accomplished what no American has done before, winning his second Tour de France by an unbelievable eight-second margin. In his classic instructional book, LeMond shows the millions of bicyclists in America how to become better riders & get more enjoyment from the sport.

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Ruth, Karen. Bicycling, A Reintroduction: A Visual Guide to Choosing, Repairing, Maintaining & Operating a Bicycle.
Minneapolis: Creative Pub. International, 2011.
Call # GV1041 .R87 2011
This book is designed as an introduction to bicycling, and features current information along with professional quality step-by-step and identification photos.

Sidwells, Chris Bike Repair Manual.
New York: DK, 2004.
Call # Dunwoody TL430 .S53 2004
Covers how to maintain most types of bikes, with step-by-step photographic directions, diagnostic charts, service schedules, and clear instructions.

Sidwells, Chris. Complete Bike Book.
New York: DK Pub., 2005.
Call # TL410 .S53 2005
The Complete Bike Book will help you choose the right bike, perfect your riding performance, and maintain your bike like the professionals. From bicycle maintenance to riding technique, all aspects are covered in this definitive cycling guide.

Zinn, Lennard. Zinn & The Art of Road Bike Maintenance.
Boulder: VeloPress, 2000.
Call # TL430 .Z56 2000
Zinn can teach anyone how to completely and properly maintain all aspects of a bicycle to ensure years of trouble-free riding. Newcomers and experienced mechanics alike will benefit from the hundreds of illustrations, the exploded views of how components go together, and Zinn's practical, time-saving tips.

Cycling and Sustainability  Carriages: Pleasures and Treasures

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Horse Drawn Wheels

Adams, Charles F. The Complete Guide to Blacksmithing: Horseshoeing, Carriage, and Wagon Building and Painting: Based on the Text Book on Horseshoewing by A. Lungwitz: With Chapters on Carriage-Ironing, Wagona nd Buggy Painting, Varnishing, Ornamenting, etc...
New York: Bonanza Books, 1981.
Call # TT220 .C67 1981
Describes the tools and equipment used in blacksmithing, and methods of horseshoeing, carriage and wagon building.

Anthony, David W. The Horse, The Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007.
Call # GN778.28 .A58 2007
Linking prehistoric archaeological remains with the development of language, David Anthony identifies the prehistoric peoples of central Eurasia's steppe grasslands as the original speakers of Proto-Indo-European, and shows how their innovative use of the ox wagon, horseback riding, and the warrior's chariot turned the Eurasian steppes into a thriving transcontinental corridor of communication, commerce, and cultural exchange.

Building Pharaoh's Chariot.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Films Media Group. Films on Demand. Web.
Call # GALILEO Films on Demand
n this program, a team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers, and horse trainers join forces to build and test two highly accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots.

Cantrell, Deborah O'Daniel Horsemen of Israel : Horses and Chariotry in Monarchic Israel
Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2011.
Call # Ebrary SF285 .I75
In sum, this book provides a valuable contribution to the corpus of work on equines in the ancient world. Cantrell provides a clear and concise argument for the importance of the horse to Iron Age Israel by successfully combining literary, archaeological, and architectural evidence with her own knowledge of equine husbandry and training.

Cotterell, Arthur. Chariot: The Astounding Rise and Fall of the World's First War Machine.
Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 2005.
Call # U29 .C68 2005
here are two great inventions in the early history of humanity: writing and wheels. While writing helped transmit information from place to place faster, the wheel actually got people from place to place faster. Attach newly domesticated horses to the front of a basket with wheel and you have yourself a chariot.

Damase, Jacques. Carriages: Pleasures and Treasures.
New York: Putnam, 1968.
Call # TS2010 .D313 1968b
From Cinderella's coach to the Surrey with the Fringe on Top, Carriages takes you back to the heyday of the royal coach and personal carriage, in all their elegance.
Eileen H. Kramer

"Delivering Newspapers." New York at the Turn of the Century.
Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Collection, of United States. Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Collection. 1903.
Call # GALILEO American History in Video
The film shows a group of about fifty pre-adolescent boys running and crowding around a one-horse paneled newspaper van that pulls up in the foreground of the picture.
American History in Video

Leerhsen, Charles. Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Call # SF343.D3 L44 2008
A hundred years ago, the most famous athlete in America was a [harness racing] horse. But Dan Patch was more than a sports star; he was a cultural icon in the days before the automobile.

Conestoga  The Horse, the Wheel, and Language

"NYC Dumping Wharf." New York at the Turn of the Century .
homas A. Edison, Inc. 1903.
Call # GALILEO American History in Video.
The film shows a wharf where a barge is being loaded with trash from two-wheeled, horse-drawn wagons. The trash is dumped off the edge of the pier onto the barge, where men with shovels are spreading the piles of debris.
American History in Video.

Shumway, George and Howard C. Frey. Conestoga Wagon, 1750-1850: Freight Carrier for 100 Years of Amerca's Westward Expansion.
York, PA: G. Shumway, 1968.
Call # TS2010 .S5 1968
Before there were railroads, Conestoga, wagons, farm wagons modified to carry heavy loads over rough roads, were the tractor trailer's of their day.
Eileen H. Kramer

Walker, Henry P. The Wagonmasters: High Plains Freighting from the Earliest Days of the Santa Fe Trail to 1880.
Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1966.
Call # HE203 .W25
Great trains of heavy ox- or mule-drawn freight wagons uncolied from their ciruclar, defensive, corrals and took up single-file lines of march toward the distant settlements of the Mountain West. In these slow-moving, unsprung wagons moved the life-blood of the struggling young towns and mining camps -- food; clothing; machinery; furniture; even mirrors, glass showcases, and fine chinaware.
Walker, Henry P. "'Stretch Out! Stretch Out!'" The Wagonmasters: High Plains Freighting from the EaArliest Days of the Santa Fe Trail to 1880. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1966. 3. Print.

Watney, Marylian and William Kenward. Show Driving Explained.
New York: Arco Pub. Co., 1978.
Call # SF305.7 .W37 1978
Like jumpers, Thoroughbred racers, and dressage horses, one can still find horses pulling vehicles at various equestrian competitions. Peppered with colored pictures, Watney and Kenward explain the art of show driving. Note: the book is English and makes no mention of American Standardbred, Morgan, or quarater horses.
Eileen H. Kramer

"White Wings on Review." New York at the Turn of the Century .
Call # GALILEO American History in Video
Watch a parade of sanitation workers from the turn of the previous century, complete with horse drawn garbage wagons.
Eileen H. Kramer

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Skates and Boards

Badillo, Steve and Doug Werner. Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks.
San Diego: Tracks, 2007.
Call # GV859.8 .B335 2007
he great tricks of today are built upon the pioneering feats of skateboarding's legendary riders. Tony Alva, Lance Mountain, Christian Hosoi, Tony Hawk, Jason Lee and so many others paved the way for the worldwide skateboarding movement and lifestyle. Discover the stories behind their Legendary Tricks and learn how to do the tricks yourself.

Brooke, Michael. The Concrete Wave: The History of Skateboarding.
Los Angeles: Warwick Publishing, 1999.
Call # Dunwoody GV859.8 .B76 1999
Designed for a dedicated readership of skateboarding fans and aficionados, The Concrete Wave provides: A spectacular history of skateboarding (1960-2000); Hundreds of fabulous photographs - from the archival to the awesome!; An interview with world champion Tony Hawk, and much more...; All presented in a format both radical and readable and designed to appeal to everyone who loves their skateboard!

Connolly, Kevin Michael. Double Take: A Memoir.
New York: HarperStudio, 2009.
Call # CT275.C76385 A3 2009
All my life I?ve been an object of curiosity, the subject of a stare. But, while I have shouldered the stares and stories of others, the story of how I?ve managed to travel the world is uniquely my own. DOUBLE TAKE is my story, and it begins in many ways the day I was placed on prosthetic stilts at the age of eight.

Davis, James and Skin Phillips. Skateboarding is not a Crime: 50 Years of Street Culture.
Buffalo: Firefly Books, 2004.
Call # Dunwoody GV859.8 .D38 2004
Skateboarding is Not a Crime is a celebration of the success of both the sport and the subculture. Illustrated with dramatic action photography and written in a lively style, the book recounts the history of the sport and explains its unique codes and customs.

Hawk, Tony and Sean Mortimer. Hawk: Occupation Skateboarder.
New York: Reagan Books, 2000.
Call # GV859.8 .H39 2000
"The Birdman" of extreme skateboarding reveals how he rose to the top of his game from the 1980s through the 1990s.

Sports, Gender and Roller Derby  Skateboarder's Start-up
Concrete to Canvas 

Miller, Cam. In-Line Skating Basics.
New York: Sterling, Pub., Co., 1996.
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Provides an intoduction to the history, equipment, and techniques of in-line skating.

Mortimer, Sean. Stalefish: Skateboard Culture from the Rejects who Made It.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2008.
Call # GV859.8 .M69 2008
n Stalefish, veteran journalist and former pro skater Sean Mortimer interviews Rodney Mullen, Steve Olson, Tony Hawk, Stacy Peralta, Jamie Thomas, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero, Russ Howell, Mike Vallely, Dave Hackett, Daewon Song, Jim Fitzpatrick, Steve Alba, Kevin Harris, Bob Burnquist and Chris Haslam in search of answers, and to discover what drove them and millions of other disenfranchised youth to obsession with empty pools, sewer ditches, and handrails. This book may not settle the sport versus subculture versus cult debate, but with stories of skate-induced ulcers, skatepark torture, ramp arson, trespassing, the birth of punk, and more, it captures like no other how skateboarding can derail your life in a beautiful way.

Mullen, Rodney and Sean Mortimer. The Mutt: How to Skateboard and not Kill Yourself.
New York: ReaganBooks, 2005.
Call # Dunwoody GV859.813.M85 A3 2005
t age six, Rodney Mullen was the family misfit who had to wear braces to straighten out his pigeon-toed feet. But by age fourteen, he was a world-champion skateboarder -- and for the next decade lost only one contest. Now, for the first time, Rodney tells the incredible story of his ascent to fame as the number one nerd in a sport where anarchy is often encouraged.

Pavalidis, Adele and Simone Fullagar. Sport, Gender, and Power: The Rise of Roller Derby.
Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Limitied, 2014.
Call # Ebrary GV859.6eb
As a new breed of lifestyle sport enthusiasts ’derby grrrls’ are pushing the boundaries of gender as they negotiate the nexus of pleasure, pain and power relations.

Phillips, Ann-Victoria. The Complete Book of Roller Skating.
New York: Workman Pub., 1979.
Call # GV859 .P47
Take a trip back to the last generation's heyday of roller skating and receive an introduction to skating on parallel wheels.
Eileen H. Kramer

Powell, Ben. Skateboarding Skills: The Rider's Guide.
Buffalo: Firefly Books, 2008.
Call # GV859.8 .P693 2008
ffers step-by-step instructions for basic, intermediate, and advanced tricks and includes a history of the sport and coverage of skateboard parts and tools.

Powell, Mark and John Svensson. In-Line Skating.
Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 1993.
Call # GV859.73 .P69 1993
This book combines the skating and fitness expertise of Mark Powell with the skills of one of the leading skate designers in the world, former in-line racer John Svensson. Together they explain and show the skills and thrills that make in-line so appealing to skaters of all ages and abilities.

Segovia Patty and Rebecca Heller. Skater Girl: A Girl's Guide to Skateboarding.
Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press, 2007.
Call # Dunwoody GV859.8 .S44 2007
Skater Girl reveals the ins and outs of skateboarding to young women who know that sporting a little harmless road rash is one off-the-hook lifestyle statement.

Taylor, Myra, Stephen Houghton, and John Bednall. Friendships, Peer Socialization, and Social Identity Among Adolescent Skateboarders and Graffiti Writers.
New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2010.
Call # Ebrary HM721
Peers play a crucial role in the establishment of adolescent friendships. While considerable variation exists in the purpose and nature of these friendships, research clearly demonstrates that the basic style of friendship established during the adolescent years is generally replicated in friendships in later life. Thus, the adolescent selection of peer friendship group is critical. For most adolescents, friendships are based on mutual involvement in socially conforming activities conducted primarily with like-minded peers. For some, however, friendships are based on indulgence in non-conforming and delinquent type activities, which in some cases place young people at risk of adverse outcomes. This book provides a substantive understanding of the socio-psychological and cultural processes at play among various adolescent friendships.

Waterhouse, Jo and David Penhallow. Concrete to Canvas: Skateboarders' Art.
New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2005.
Call # ND2590 .W37 2006
Concrete to Canvas brings together for the first time a wide variety of the finest work by these artists, whether on skate decks, canvas, computers, in sketchbooks or on the streets.

Werner Doug and Steve Badillo. Skateboarder's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Skateboarding.
San Diego: Tracks, 2009.
Call # GV859.8 .W47 2009
Tthis instructional guide discusses the fundamentals of skateboarding. Presented in a helpful question and answer format, beginners will find information on buying a first board, where to plant one's feet, how to stay safe while learning new stunts, and the history of this exciting sport.

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