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The Resource On the trail : a history of American hiking, Silas Chamberlin

On the trail : a history of American hiking, Silas Chamberlin

Label
On the trail : a history of American hiking
Title
On the trail
Title remainder
a history of American hiking
Statement of responsibility
Silas Chamberlin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the mid-nineteenth century urban walking clubs emerged in the United States. A little more than a century later, tens of millions of Americans were hiking on trails blazed in every region of the country. This groundbreaking book is the first full account of the unique history of the American hiking community and its rich, nationwide culture. Delving into unexplored archives, including those of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Sierra Club, Green Mountain Club, and many others, Silas Chamberlin recounts the activities of hikers who over many decades formed clubs, built trails, and advocated for environmental protection. He also discusses the shifting attitudes of the late 1960s and early 1970s when ideas about traditional volunteerism shifted and new hikers came to see trail blazing and maintenance as government responsibilities. Chamberlin explores the implications for hiking groups, future club leaders, and the millions of others who find happiness, inspiration, and better health on America?s trails.--Amazon.com
Summary
The first history of the American hiking community and its contributions to the nation’s vast network of trails
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545496
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
796.51
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
general
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a history of American hiking
Label
On the trail : a history of American hiking, Silas Chamberlin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- The orgins of American nature walking -- Hiking together -- The rise of American hiking culture -- Building trails -- Hiking alone -- Epilogue: hiking before and after 1968 -- Notes -- Index
Control code
20859660
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 243 pages
Isbn
9780300219111
Lccn
2016936121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn946216633
  • (Sirsi) o946216633
  • (OCoLC)946216633
Label
On the trail : a history of American hiking, Silas Chamberlin
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- The orgins of American nature walking -- Hiking together -- The rise of American hiking culture -- Building trails -- Hiking alone -- Epilogue: hiking before and after 1968 -- Notes -- Index
Control code
20859660
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 243 pages
Isbn
9780300219111
Lccn
2016936121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn946216633
  • (Sirsi) o946216633
  • (OCoLC)946216633

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