The Beach: The History of Paradise on Earth

The Beach: The History of Paradise on Earth

by Lena Lencek, Gideon Bosker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0670880957

ISBN-13: 9780670880959

Pub. Date: 06/01/1998

Publisher: Viking Adult

The Beach is a serious book about a fun and fascinating subject. In this engaging volume, authors Lena Lencek and Gideon Bosker explore everything from the geology of beach formation to the history of resorts, swimwear, social customs, and beach sports to the people -- from Ponce de Leon on the Florida coast to Coco Chanel on the Riviera -- who have

Overview

The Beach is a serious book about a fun and fascinating subject. In this engaging volume, authors Lena Lencek and Gideon Bosker explore everything from the geology of beach formation to the history of resorts, swimwear, social customs, and beach sports to the people -- from Ponce de Leon on the Florida coast to Coco Chanel on the Riviera -- who have affected the story of the beach or been reshaped by it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670880959
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Forewordxiii
Introductionxix
CHAPTER 1: No Man and the Sea1
CHAPTER 2: The Beach of Antiquity25
CHAPTER 3: Poised for the Plunge45
CHAPTER 4. Revolution on the Beach70
CHAPTER 5: Spirituality and Romance Come to the Beach93
CHAPTER 6: The Discreet Charms of the Bourgeois Beach113
CHAPTER 7: The Pleasure Beach139
CHAPTER 8: Swimmingly at the Beach172
CHAPTER 9: Sun on the Beach196
CHAPTER 10: Engineering Paradise223
CHAPTER 11: Castaways246
CHAPTER 12: Paradise Found (and Lost)267
Paradises by the Sea289
Bibliography293
Index305

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