Book Description

Review 'The human being used as an engine may not be the way you look at a bicycle, but that's how nature looks at it. This exceptional book analyzes, compares and judges the measurable aspects of people-power and the bicycle being ridden .... Happily, [the authors) haven't hidden the findings in a mass of jargon. The chapter on bicycle physics will get most readers to a useful level of understanding. The chapter on people-powered devices other than bicycles is fascinating.' - J. Baldwin, The CoEvolution Quarterly 'The technical discussion is presented for the intelligent layman, and the book will interest bicycle racers, serious bicycle tourists, and man-powered transportation enthusiasts. A landmark reference.' - Library Journal Read more About the Author David Gordon Wilson is Professor of Mechanical Engineering Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the coauthor of the first two editions of Bicycling Science and was the editor of the journal Human Power from 1994 to 2002. Read more