Design for Outdoor Recreation [NOOK Book]

Overview

This book takes a fresh, up-to-date look at all aspects of design of facilities needed by visitors to outdoor recreation destinations. The book is follows the thought processes and physical requirements of visitors, from their perspective. This idea is followed step-by-step from setting off for a destination to the arrival and the visit itself, broken down into a range of different aspects, such as information needs, car parking, picnicking, hiking a trail, recreation by water, wildlife watching and camping. The ...

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Design for Outdoor Recreation

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Overview

This book takes a fresh, up-to-date look at all aspects of design of facilities needed by visitors to outdoor recreation destinations. The book is follows the thought processes and physical requirements of visitors, from their perspective. This idea is followed step-by-step from setting off for a destination to the arrival and the visit itself, broken down into a range of different aspects, such as information needs, car parking, picnicking, hiking a trail, recreation by water, wildlife watching and camping. The book is fully illustrated with sketches, diagrams and photographs, many in colour, taken from a wide range of locations in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and elsewhere.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203928110
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/30/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 232
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Simon Bell is a forester and landscape architect, Senior Research Fellow at Edinburgh College of Art, Associate Director of the OPENspace Research Centre and an associate professor at the Estonian University of life Sciences. He is former Chief Landscape Architect to the British Forestry Commission and has been involved in policy research, commissioning and training. He is also active in teaching, planning and designing landscape and recreational areas and has advised both the public and private sector internationally. Recent work concentrates on developing inclusive access to the outdoors. He was the chair of the EU-funded COST Action E33 on Forests for Recreation and Nature Tourism.

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Table of Contents

@contents:Selected contents: 1. Recreation planning 2. Design Concepts for Outdoor Recreation 3. The Journey to the Destination 4. Providing Visitor Information 5. Parking the Car 6. Toilet Facilities 7. Picnicking 8. Children’s Play 9. Trails 10. Water-based Recreation 11. Wildlife viewing 12. Design for overnight visitors 13. Interpretation 14. Comprehensive Site Design

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