Under the Stars (Compact Disc)

How America Fell in Love with Camping

By Dan White, Eric Michael Summerer (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781515905745

Publication Date: June 15, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD (6/15/2016)
Paperback (6/6/2017)
Hardcover (6/14/2016)

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From the High Sierra 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, 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.