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The Resource Heading out : a history of American camping, Terence Young

Heading out : a history of American camping, Terence Young

Label
Heading out : a history of American camping
Title
Heading out
Title remainder
a history of American camping
Statement of responsibility
Terence Young
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Who are the real campers? Through-hiking backpackers traversing the Appalachian Trail? The family in an SUV making a tour of national parks and sleeping in tents at campgrounds? People committed to the RV lifestyle who move their homes from state to state as season and whim dictate? Terence Young would say: all of the above. Camping is one of the country's most popular pastimes--tens of millions of Americans go camping every year. Whether on foot, on horseback, or in RVs, campers have been enjoying themselves for well more than a century, during which time camping's appeal has shifted and evolved. In Heading Out, Young takes readers into nature and explores with them the history of camping in the United States. Young shows how camping progressed from an impulse among city-dwellers to seek temporary retreat from their exhausting everyday surroundings to a form of recreation so popular that an industry grew up around it to provide an endless supply of ever-lighter and more convenient gear. Young humanizes camping's history by spotlighting key figures in its development and a sampling of the campers and the variety of their excursions. Readers will meet William H.H. Murray, who launched a craze for camping in 1869; Mary Bedell, who car camped around America for 12,000 miles in 1922; William Trent Jr., who struggled to end racial segregation in national park campgrounds before World War II; and Carolyn Patterson, who worked with the U.S. Department of State in the 1960s and 1970s to introduce foreign service personnel to the "real" America through trailer camping. These and many additional characters give readers a reason to don a headlamp, pull up a chair beside the campfire, and discover the invigorating and refreshing history of sleeping under the stars
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Terence
Dewey number
796.540973
Index
index present
LC call number
GV191.4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Camping
  • Canadian poetry (English)
  • Canadian poetry (English)
  • Poesie canadienne-anglaise
  • Poesie canadienne-anglaise
  • GAMES
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • TRAVEL
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Camping
  • United States
Label
Heading out : a history of American camping, Terence Young
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : roughing it smoothly -- Adventures in the wilderness : William H.H. Murray and the beginning of recreational camping -- The art of camping : roughing it during the decades before automobiles -- Let's hit the motor camping trail : the automobile transforms camping -- The garage in the forest : E.P. Meinecke and the development of the modern autocampground -- Liberalizing the campground : W.J. Trent, Jr. and the struggle against national park segregation -- A clearer picture of this country : trailer camping to discover America -- A renewal of our faith and ideals : backpacking and the Pacific Crest Trail -- Epilogue : the decline and promise of American camping
Control code
961924014
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501712838
Lccn
2016050292
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 14655487
  • 99974315162
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1r0gswf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961924014
Label
Heading out : a history of American camping, Terence Young
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : roughing it smoothly -- Adventures in the wilderness : William H.H. Murray and the beginning of recreational camping -- The art of camping : roughing it during the decades before automobiles -- Let's hit the motor camping trail : the automobile transforms camping -- The garage in the forest : E.P. Meinecke and the development of the modern autocampground -- Liberalizing the campground : W.J. Trent, Jr. and the struggle against national park segregation -- A clearer picture of this country : trailer camping to discover America -- A renewal of our faith and ideals : backpacking and the Pacific Crest Trail -- Epilogue : the decline and promise of American camping
Control code
961924014
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501712838
Lccn
2016050292
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 14655487
  • 99974315162
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1r0gswf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961924014

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