In Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 1899

Terence Young
Professor Emeritus of Geography
Department of Geography & Anthropology
California State Polytechnic University
Pomona, CA 91768

Cal Poly

Terence Young earned his Ph.D. in geography at UCLA and was 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. Cornell University Press published his latest book, Heading Out: A History of American Camping, in June 2017. It explores how camping is linked to pilgrimage, modernization, and technology. See also the link to the right.

General Information

Contact Information

Retired & no longer teaching, but research & publishing continues. See below.


Course Information

Retired - no current or future courses

Previous Courses


Pomona Parks

A website about Pomona, California's parks. Current content created primarily by the students of Geography 435/4350 - "Parks & Protected Areas." Please visit the site by clicking HERE.


Publication Information

Print Publications & Other Media

Heading Out: A History of American Camping (My most recent book project)

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

Department of Geography & Anthropology



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