Healthy Living in the Alps (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
224
Utgivningsdatum
2008-11-01
Förlag
Manchester University Press
Medarbetare
Richards, Jeffrey (series ed.)
Illustrationer
Illustrations, black & white
Dimensioner
228 x 152 x 25 mm
Vikt
476 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780719078439
Healthy Living in the Alps (inbunden)

Healthy Living in the Alps

The Origins of Winter Tourism in Switzerland, 1860-1914

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Healthy living in the Alps examines the relationship between the search for relief from respiratory diseases, such as tuberculosis, in high alpine resorts and the development in the same places of winter sports tourism. The first winter visitors to the Swiss Alps began to arrive in the 1860s and were encouraged to take outdoor exercise as part of their cure regime. They also had healthy visitors and companions who sought recreation while the invalids were resting as part of the sanatoria routine. Demonstrating that this is not just part of the history of Switzerland but of Britain too, biographical backgrounds of British visitors to the resorts give depth and context to a history of health and winter sports tourism by looking at the kind of people who would spend months of the year in the Alps. A discussion of the application of modern technologies creates an overall view of the growth of health and sports tourism in Switzerland -- .
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Susan Barton is a Research Fellow at de Montfort University -- .

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General Editors introduction Introduction 1. The quest for health in the Alps 2. Davos 3. St Moritz 4. Arosa 5. Leysin 6. Grindelwald 7. Transfer of Technology 8. Who were the first winter sports men and women Conclusion Bibliography Index -- .