Studies in Outdoor Recreation: Search and Research for Satisfaction / Edition 3

Studies in Outdoor Recreation: Search and Research for Satisfaction / Edition 3

by Robert E. Manning
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870715909

ISBN-13: 9780870715907

Pub. Date: 12/01/2010

Publisher: Oregon State University Press

For twenty-five years, Studies in Outdoor Recreation has been a standard text in courses on parks and outdoor recreation and serves as an invaluable reference for park and recreation managers.

The first book to integrate the social science literature on outdoor recreation, it reviews studies from this broad, interdisciplinary field and synthesizes them

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For twenty-five years, Studies in Outdoor Recreation has been a standard text in courses on parks and outdoor recreation and serves as an invaluable reference for park and recreation managers.

The first book to integrate the social science literature on outdoor recreation, it reviews studies from this broad, interdisciplinary field and synthesizes them into a body of knowledge, providing an historical perspective on outdoor recreation research and developing its practical management implications.

This third edition is completely revised to reflect current research and new concerns in the field. A new chapter examines the emerging issue of sense of place and its relationship to outdoor recreation. The book concludes with twenty principles to guide outdoor recreation management and research. An extensive bibliography and A Guide to the Social Science Literature in Outdoor Recreation lead readers to valuable primary source material.

An essential resource for students, scholars, and professionals, Studies in Outdoor Recreation explores the theoretical and methodological issues in outdoor recreation and describes the management implications of outdoor recreation research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870715907
Publisher:
Oregon State University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
648,396
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Search for Satisfaction: An Introduction to Outdoor Recreation Research1
2Social Aspects of Outdoor Recreation: Use and Users16
3Descriptive Aspects of Outdoor Recreation: Attitudes, Preferences, and Perceptions49
4Carrying Capacity: An Organizational Framework67
5Crowding in Outdoor Recreation: Use Level, Perceived Crowding, and Satisfaction80
6Indicators and Standards of Quality: A Normative Approach122
7Motivations and Benefits in Recreation: A Behavioral Approach156
8The Recreation Opportunity Spectrum: Designs for Diversity176
9Recreation Conflict: Goal Interference194
10Substitutability: Alternative Recreation Opportunities207
11Specialization in Recreation: Experience and Related Concepts222
12Managing Outdoor Recreation: Alternative Management Practices238
13Principles and Practices of Outdoor Recreation: Knowledge into Action278
Notes on Sources: A Guide to the Social Science Literature in Outdoor Recreation298
Bibliography306
Index370

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