Outdoor Recreation, 4th ed.
Outdoor Recreation: Enrichment for a Lifetime looks at outdoor pursuits first as a sub-phenomenon of the larger recreation and leisure phenomenon, but with an added touch, that of the natural element, with its psychological influence and social significance.
This book provides two views of nature: The first is based on the experiences and values of the original inhabitants of the New World. The second is based on the values of Western society transplanted into the New World after discovery and colonization. It also describes federal, state, local, and private resources. Further, this book examines the management of outdoor resources as well as outdoor education and activities.
The authors have taught at the higher education level. They have also served professional organizations such as NOLS and the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
PART ONE: The Fundamentals of Outdoor Recreation
Chapter 1: Foundations of Outdoor Recreation
Chapter 2: Nature and the Spiritual Life
Chapter 3: Visionaries and Pioneers
Chapter 4: Psychology and the Natural Environment
Chapter 5: The Social Aspects of Outdoor Recreation
Chapter 6: The Economics of Outdoor Pursuits
PART TWO: Outdoor Resources
Chapter 7: Federal Resources and Recreation
Chapter 8: State Resources and Recreation
Chapter 9: Local Resources and Recreation
Chapter 10: Other Outdoor Recreational Resources
Chapter 11: Outdoor Recreation in Canada
PART THREE: Management, Education, and Participation
Chapter 12: Management Policies in Outdoor Recreation
Chapter 13: Management Procedures in Outdoor Recreation
Chapter 14: Education in the Outdoors
Chapter 15: Outdoor Recreational Activities
Chapter 16: The Environment
Appendix A: State Agencies Involved in Outdoor Recreation
Appendix B: Organizations Involved in Outdoor Recreation
Appendix C: Federal Agencies Involved in Outdoor Recreation
Appendix D: Federal Laws Related to Outdoor Recreation
Appendix E: Selected Organizations and Agencies Involved in Outdoor Recreation in Canada