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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 17 new and published books in the subject of Outdoor Recreation — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Adventure Sports Coaching

    Edited by Matt Berry, Jane Lomax, Chris Hodgson

    Coaching adventure sports is part of the core work of many adventure educators but has been largely neglected in the adventure studies literature. This is the first book to link contemporary sports coaching science with adventure sports practice. It examines the unique set of challenges faced by...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. New Perspectives on Sport Volunteerism

    Edited by Berit Skirstad, Alison Doherty, Vassil Girginov

    The book highlights ‘new perspectives’ on volunteerism in sport, covering frameworks, methods, context and variables on several levels from community sport clubs to international events. In analysing the processes of control within voluntary sport clubs, a new theoretical framework – critical...

    Published March 19th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Serious Leisure Perspective

    An Introduction

    By Sam Elkington, Robert A. Stebbins

    The "Serious Leisure Perspective" (SLP) is a theoretical framework that can help us understand the complexities of modern leisure as both an activity and an experience. Bringing together the study of serious leisure, casual leisure and project-based leisure, it is an essential component of the...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Community Based Research in Sport, Exercise and Health Science

    Edited by Robert J. Schinke, Kerry McGannon, Brett Smith

    Community-based research has recently gained attention within the sport and exercise sciences. When seeking to understand community based research methodologies, one finds a diversity of approaches spanning a breadth of ontological views and equally diverse methodological approaches. Though little...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Outdoor Adventure and Social Theory

    Edited by Elizabeth C.J. Pike, Simon Beames

    Adventure and outdoor sports - from rock climbing to freestyle kayaking – are a modern social phenomenon that can tell us much about the relationship between sport, culture and contemporary society. In this engaging new introductory text, adventure sports are used to illustrate key concepts in...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Event Management in Sport, Recreation and Tourism

    Theoretical and Practical Dimensions

    By Cheryl Mallen, Lorne Adams

    Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, Event Management in Sport, Recreation and Tourism provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical framework for planning and managing events. Focusing on the role of the event manager and their diverse responsibilities through each phase of the...

    Published December 4th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Adventure Therapy

    Theory, Research, and Practice

    By Michael A. Gass, H.L. "Lee" Gillis, Keith C. Russell

    The evolution and history of adventure therapy, as chronicled in the second chapter of this book, well demonstrates how far this field has evolved from a “divergent therapy” into an efficacious form of therapy that engages clients on cognitive, affective, and behavioral levels. Adventure Therapy is...

    Published January 31st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Strategic Recreation Management

    By Jay Shivers, Joseph W. Halper

    Strategic Recreation Management is a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the fundamental principles, managerial techniques and practices in the public administration of recreational services. It covers every key facet of public management as it concerns recreational service, including...

    Published December 16th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Adventure Education

    An Introduction

    Edited by Chris Hodgson, Matt Berry

    Adventure Education is a form of experiential learning typically associated with activities involving risk, from cooperative games such as raft building to high adventure activities such as rock climbing. Adventure Education: An Introduction provides a comprehensive introduction to the...

    Published April 21st 2011 by Routledge

  10. Torkildsen's Sport and Leisure Management

    6th Edition

    By George Torkildsen

    Edited by Peter Taylor

    For nearly thirty years George Torkildsen’s classic textbook has been the most comprehensive and engaging introduction to sport and leisure management available to students at all levels. Now in a fully revised sixth edition, it is still the only textbook that covers all the key topics taught...

    Published November 9th 2010 by Routledge