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Past Tents: The Way We Camped Paperback – September 15, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 145 pages
  • Publisher: Heyday Books (September 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597140392
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597140393
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.8 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #820,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Susan Snyder worked as a teacher, illustrator, and Japanese language interpreter before becoming head of public service at The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, where she has spent twenty years exploring the library's stacks, attics, and moats.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on February 3, 2007
Format: Paperback
It's hard to neatly peg this attractive, even whimsical survey of camping: part Western history and part survey of camping's changing environment and methods, PAST TENTS blends both vintage and contemporary black and white photos of outings with historical background on the changing nature and perception of the American camper in the West. Both history and general-interest collections, especially those where camping and outdoors topics are a popular lend, will find this an excellent acquisition and perfect, eye-catching display choice.

Diane C. Donovan

California Bookwatch
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By Ruth Smith on January 10, 2007
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Funny and informative book about camping and back packing around the beginning of the 20th century. The recipe for waterproofing boots (pine tar and cod liver oil) is probably worth the price of the book. The ads are priceless. Historical photographs are a treasure for photography buffs. Striped canvas tents in Yosemite; Phoebe Apperson Hearst in a striped tect, sitting in a rocking chair at at desk, with an iron bedstead beside her. Ruth Smith
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By GP on May 27, 2013
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Very fun recollections of days past. Especially good for Californians since most examples refer to that state. Photos speak volumes. These books were in great condition. Great value! Speedy delivery.
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By Sherne on April 2, 2013
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Well worth theprice. Would have loved more pictures though. The ones incuded are awesome and there are many. We're just gluttens for old photographs. Still a fun book and will provide a great peek into history. The author did a fantastic job.
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