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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 15 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. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 9th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 30th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 15th 2011 by Routledge

  7. 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 20th 2011 by Routledge

  8. 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 8th 2010 by Routledge

  9. European Forest Recreation and Tourism

    A Handbook

    Edited by Simon Bell, Murray Simpson, Lisa Tyrväinen, Tuija Sievänen, Ulrike Pröbstl

    In an increasingly urbanized world more and more people are turning to our forests and woodland for recreation and tourism. Planning and providing for this growing demand poses challenges that need to be addressed by managers and designers alike. Based on a study of forest recreation from across...

    Published December 11th 2008 by Taylor & Francis

  10. Outdoor Recreation

    An Introduction

    By Ryan Plummer

    Outdoor Recreation: An Introduction provides students following courses in outdoor recreation, leisure and environmental studies with a comprehensive and informative overview of this broad and fascinating field. Covering both theory and practice, and including case studies and examples...

    Published August 4th 2008 by Routledge