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The Art of Camping : The History and Practice of Sleeping Under the Stars

The Art of Camping : The History and Practice of Sleeping Under the Stars

Author: Matthew De Abaitua
$45.00(NZD)  inc GST

Could there be another way of life? Can I survive with less stuff? Should I run for the hills? These are all good questions that people have asked before, throughout history, and which have inspired people to set up camp. But now camping is part of the drive for self-sufficiency, a reaction against mass tourism, a chance to connect with the land, to experience a community, to leave no trace ...From packing to pitching, with hikes into the deep history of the subject and encounters with the great campers and camping movements of the past, this is the only book you'll need to pack when you next head off to sleep under the stars. If there is one thing that campers like more than camping, it's dreaming about their next trip.

Author description

Matthew De Abaitua is editor-at-large of the Idler and a committed camper. His Twitter feed and popular website,, provide amusing and useful information on where and how to camp in Britain. He is also the compere of the Free University of Glastonbury and the author of the novel The Red Men, which was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and is currently being made into a film by Shynola. Matthew lives with his wife Cath and young family in Sussex.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241145135
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Hamish Hamilton Ltd
  • : 0.378
  • : July 2011
  • : 194mm X 142mm X 24mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Matthew De Abaitua
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 796.54
  • : 304
  • : Illustrations