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Under the Stars : How America Fell in Love with Camping
by Dan White


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"The definitive book on camping in America. . . . A passionate, witty, and deeply engaging examination of why humans venture into the wild." -- Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

From the Sierras to the Adirondacks and the Everglades, Dan White travels the nation to experience firsthand--and sometimes face first--how the American wilderness transformed from the devil's playground into a source of adventure, relaxation, and renewal.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"The definitive book on camping in America. . . . A passionate, witty, and deeply engaging examination of why humans venture into the wild."--Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

From the Sierras to the Adirondacks and the Everglades, Dan White travels the nation to experience firsthand--and sometimes face first--how the American wilderness transformed from the devil's playground into a source of adventure, relaxation, and renewal.

Whether he's camping nude in cougar country, being attacked by wildlife while "glamping," or crashing a girls-only adventure for urban teens, Dan White seeks to animate the evolution of outdoor recreation. In the process, he demonstrates how the likes of Emerson, Thoreau, Roosevelt, and Muir--along with visionaries such as Adirondack Murray, Horace Kephart, and Juliette Gordon Low--helped blaze a trail from Transcendentalism to Leave No Trace.

Wide-ranging in research, enthusiasm, and geography, Under the Stars reveals a vast population of nature seekers, a country still in love with its wild places.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250134974
  • ISBN-10: 1250134978
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • Publish Date: June 2017
  • Page Count: 416
  • Dimensions: 9 x 5.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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Books > Sports & Recreation > Camping
Books > Sports & Recreation > History
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