Changing Gears: A Pedal-powered Detour from the Rat Race by Greg Foyster

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December 2013–January 2014, no. 357
Changing Gears

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

by Greg Foyster

Affirm Press, $24.95 pb, 368 pp, 9781922213136

Changing Gears: A Pedal-powered Detour from the Rat Race by Greg Foyster

Reviewed by
December 2013–January 2014, no. 357

With resource shortages looming and climate change a topic of intense discussion, it is becoming increasingly important for people to find ways to reduce their day-to-day consumption and carbon footprint. Greg Foyster’s Changing Gears seeks to explore the question of how to do so through the author’s own interesting, and no doubt exhausting, cross-country journey toward a greener way of living. Setting out to cycle from Melbourne to Cairns via Tasmania, which makes more sense in context, Foyster and his partner used the journey to force themselves into the sparse life of bicycle travellers, while visiting and interviewing a number of prominent experts and practitioners of conservation, green living, and social dynamics.

Changing Gears

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

by Greg Foyster

Affirm Press, $24.95 pb, 368 pp, 9781922213136

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