The archaeology of the outdoor movement and the German development

In the beginning was the curiosity about the sublime

Authored by: Peter Becker , Gudrun Vill-Debney

Routledge International Handbook of Outdoor Studies

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138782884
eBook ISBN: 9781315768465
Adobe ISBN: 9781317666523


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Whoever wants to clearly understand the present needs to know the past that has led to it. This is why an ‘International Handbook of Outdoor Studies’ cannot avoid investigating the historical conditions, even if they seem a little outdated, which have contributed to the development of the cultural pattern of ‘Natursuche’ (the quest for nature), which can be seen as one of the most important roots of the outdoor movement.

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