The Bicycle — Towards a Global History

  • Authors
  • Paul Smethurst

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Paul Smethurst
    Pages 1-8
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 156-194

About this book


This is the first history of the bicycle to trace not only the technical background to its invention, but also to contrast its social and cultural impact in different parts of the world, and assess its future as a continuing global phenomenon.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-50530-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-49951-6
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