• Arthur Asa Berger


The origins of the backpack are discussed in a Wikipedia article which leads to a discussion of the variety of backpacks available and the different materials from which they are made—generally polyester or nylon. They are used for many purposes and are now signifiers of travel and self-sufficiency, commonly worn by people in airports who take them on planes along with their suitcases. Speculations are offered on the number of backpacks a typical family owns.


Backpack Travel Popularity 

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  • Arthur Asa Berger
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  1. 1.Department of Broadcast and Electronic Communication ArtsSan Francisco State UniversitySan FranciscoUSA

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