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Description - Healthy Living in the Alps by Susan Barton

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780719078439
ISBN-10: 0719078431
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Susan Barton

Susan Barton is an Associate of the International Centre for the Study of Sports History and Culture at de Montfort University, and works at Moat Community College, Leicester