‘Fifty Bicycles that Changed the World’ is a new volume to add to your coffee table collection. Published by London Design Museum curator Alex Newson, this book chronicles the history of one of the most popular forms of transportation. The book documents all sorts of bicycles from the archaic Penny Farthing, to the tandem bike to the Cinelli laser. This book is arranged chronologically, so you can really enjoy the evolution of the bicycle through its well-illustrated pages.
If you are -- or know any -- hardcore cycling fanatics, they’d surely enjoy this collection of game-changing bikes. However, if you’re just interested in a little history, this modest hardcover will also do the trick. And hey, if it motivates you to get up and do a little cycling yourself, I’m sure your body will be appreciative of the exercise.