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A history of modern tourism

Author: Eric G E Zuelow
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Palgrave in the UK is an imprint of Macmillan Publishers Limited, [2015]
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A History of Modern tourism is the first book to trace the origins and evolution of this pursuit from earliest times to the present day. From a new understanding of aesthetics to scientific change, from the invention of steam power to the creation of aircraft, from an elite form of education to family car trips to see national 'shrines, ' this book offers a sweeping and engaging overview of a fascinating story not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric G E Zuelow
ISBN: 9780230369641 0230369642 9780230369658 0230369650
OCLC Number: 909925392
Description: xii, 290 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Modern tourism --
Beginnings: the grand tour --The sublime and beautiful --
The age of steam --
Packaging new trips --
Guidebooks and the importance of seeing the sights --
Tourism in an age of empires and nationalism --
Bicycles. automobiles, and aircraft --
Tourism during the interwar years --
Tourism in the postwar --
Mass tourism --
Conclusion: "Never ask an historian about the future".
Responsibility: Eric G.E. Zuelow.
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