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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
Title variation
History of American hiking
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The first history of the American hiking community and its contributions to the nation's vast network of trails
  • "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."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chamberlin, Silas
Dewey number
796.51
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GV199.4
LC item number
.C43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hiking
  • Nature trails
  • Environmentalism
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Environmentalism
  • Nature trails
  • Hiking
  • United States
  • Wanderweg
  • Bergwandern
  • Trekking
  • USA
Label
On the trail : a history of American hiking, Silas Chamberlin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-230) and 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
The origins of American nature walking -- Hiking together -- The rise of American hiking culture -- Building trails -- Hiking alone -- Epilogue: Hiking before and after 1968
Control code
ocn946216633
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
  • (Sirsi) i9780300219111
  • (OCoLC)946216633
Label
On the trail : a history of American hiking, Silas Chamberlin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-230) and 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
The origins of American nature walking -- Hiking together -- The rise of American hiking culture -- Building trails -- Hiking alone -- Epilogue: Hiking before and after 1968
Control code
ocn946216633
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
  • (Sirsi) i9780300219111
  • (OCoLC)946216633

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