In Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 1899

Terence Young
Professor of Geography
Department of Geography & Anthropology
California State Polytechnic University
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 869-3584 - voice
(909) 869-3586 - fax

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Terence Young earned his Ph.D. in geography at UCLA and is a member of the Department of Geography and Anthropology and the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His areas of teaching and research expertise include historical geography, environmental geography, biogeography, and tourism & recreation, particularly of the United States. He has published on nature perception and meaning, recreational environments, tourist landscapes, theme parks, and nature parks and reserves. The Johns Hopkins University Press released his book, Building San Francisco's Parks, 1850-1930, in February 2004. It explores the links between concepts of nature, landscape design, and social order in the struggles over park making in San Francisco. He is currently working on the cultural and historical geography of camping in the United States (see link to the right).

Terence Young is on Sabbatical Leave during AY 2013-2014. To contact him, it is best to use email rather than the phone.


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Pomona Parks

A website about Pomona, California's parks. Current content created by the students of Geography 435 - "Parks & Protected Areas" during Spring Quarter 2011 and Winter Quarter 2013. To visit the site, click HERE.


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Heading Out: American Camping Since 1869 (My current writing project)

Sutton Beach, Suislaw N.F., Oregon           Nella Bocca della Verita, Roma

Department of Geography & Anthropology



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