Interpreting Our Heritage / Edition 4 available in Paperback
Interpreting Our Heritage
|Publisher:||The University of North Carolina Press|
|Edition description:||Fourth Edition, Expanded and Updated|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Freeman Tilden (1883-1980) was a pioneer in the field of natural and cultural interpretation. A former journalist, playwright, and novelist, he began writing about America's national parks in the 1940s with the encouragement of National Park Service director Newton Drury. This led to four books on visiting, learning, and teaching about national and state parks and other heritage areas, of which Interpreting Our Heritage remains the most influential.
What People are Saying About This
Bruce Craig gives us cause to look at Freeman Tilden's life and writings with fresh eyes, fostering renewed appreciation for his masterful work and his passion for interpretation.Evie Kirkwood, president, National Association for Interpretation
At first glance Tilden's principles seem simple and direct, but on reflection they are as paradoxical and poetic as the process of interpretation itself. This expanded edition of Tilden's writings is sure to make interpreters realize how Tilden speaks to us even today and continues to challenge us to do our best.Scott Mair, coordinator of environmental education, Capital Regional District, Victoria, BC, Canada
The interpretive profession continues to embrace Freeman Tilden and his classic text because he exemplified 'the priceless ingredient'loving the thing you interpret and the people who come to enjoy it. This fiftieth anniversary edition is a chance to rededicate ourselves to the unfinished interpretive taskto ensure that future generations have abundant opportunities to connect to the meanings and significance of the special places for which we serve as stewards.Theresa G. Coble, Stephen F. Austin State University
Interpreting Our Heritage is the defining work that firmly established Interpretation in the National Parks as a professional, equal, and unique component of NPS park management. This new edition of Tilden's seminal work will continue to influence and inspire all interpreters, serving as a vital interpretive training reference for another fifty years.Michael D. Watson; chief of interpretation, NPS (1987-1992), and superintendent, Stephen T. Mather Training Center (1992-2006)
[A] seminal book which may inspire yet another generation of park rangers.Reflections
Since opening its doors in 1964, the National Park Service's Stephen T. Mather Training Center in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, has introduced each attending NPS Interpreter to Freeman Tilden's interpretive philosophy and principles. From 1967-1970, Tilden personally trained the NPS interpretive workforce as a center instructor, honing and expanding his ideas and impact among fellow interpreters. Interpreting Our Heritage is the defining work that firmly established interpretation in the National Parks as a professional, equal, and unique component of NPS park management. This new edition of Tilden's seminal work will continue to influence and inspire all interpreters, serving as a vital interpretive training reference for another fifty years.Michael D. Watson; chief of interpretation, NPS (1987-1992), and superintendent, Stephen T. Mather Training Center (1992-2006)
That our marvelous national parks are vital to Americans' collective heritage is due in no small measure to the interpretive magic of Freeman Tilden. His inspiring message is amplified and lent current salience by Bruce Craig. It is a delight to be reminded that appreciating our legacy comes, first and foremost, from being provoked into loving it.David Lowenthal, Emeritus, University College London, author of The Past Is a Foreign Country, The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History, and George Perkins Marsh: Prophet of Conservation
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is a classic handbook for environmental interpreters across the board, but it also serves to fine-tune public speaking and writing skills for anyone. The text can get a bit cumbersome and weighty at times, but the underlying message makes it worth the read. Tilden's Principles of Interpretation are certainly a benchmark!
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