The Beach Steve is joined by Gideon Bosker, author of "The Beach: The History of Paradise on Earth" (Viking). Bosker says beaches have meant many different things to many different people throughout history. At one time, seen as a place to send the sick for healing and as an undesirable place to live, we now see the beach as a vacation paradise; a place to relax and enjoy. Bosker says beaches become or represent whatever we wish.
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The Beach

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The Beach

The Beach

The Beach

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Steve is joined by Gideon Bosker, author of "The Beach: The History of Paradise on Earth" (Viking). Bosker says beaches have meant many different things to many different people throughout history. At one time, seen as a place to send the sick for healing and as an undesirable place to live, we now see the beach as a vacation paradise; a place to relax and enjoy. Bosker says beaches become or represent whatever we wish.