It is now widely recognized that recreation is as important as work. This revealing book analyzes leisure and outdoor recreation in terms of both their management and their wider importance to society. Specifically, it:
Wide-ranging and topical, it considers such issues as motivation and choice, provision for people with special needs, the impact of outdoor recreation on the environment, and outdoor recreation in both urban and rural contexts.
This comprehensively revised second edition has many sections rewritten and expanded to reflect contemporary development in leisure and outdoor recreation management in countries such as Australia, Canada, the UK, the US and New Zealand. With an extensive bibliography of more than 500 references and including further reading sections and review questions, it is an essential student purchase and one of the most comprehensive and international accounts of outdoor recreation management available.
1. Introduction: Concepts Issues and Themes 2. Motivation, Choice and Behaviour 3. Special Groups and Special Needs 4. Outdoor Recreation Resources 5. Outdoor Recreation and the Environment 6. Recreation Resource Management: Approaches, Frameworks, Models 7. Outdoor Recreation in Urban Areas 8. Outdoor Recreation in Rural Areas 9. Protected Areas, National Parks, and Outdoor Recreation 10. National Parks Management 11. Outdoor Recreation, Tourism and the Environment 12. Planning For Outdoor Recreation in a Changing World