Interpreting Cultural and Natural Heritage for a Better World
Interpreting Cultural and Natural Heritage provides a broad overview of the field of interpretation by introducing interpretation, discussing the value of interpretation, and examining the guiding principles of interpretation. Moreover, it explores how to interpret, the management of interpretation, and the growth of the profession. It equips the reader with the overall knowledge, as well as techniques and abilities, to work effectively as an interpreter.
The authors have more than 125 years of combined experience in the broad field of interpretation. This book has a wide potential audience that includes university students, instructors and trainers, front-line interpreters (who are permanent, seasonal, or volunteer), interpretive site managers and directors, and researchers. Others might merely want to know what interpretation is all about.
Section I: Introduction
Chapter 1: What Is Interpretation?
Chapter 2: Who Offers Interpretation?
Section II: Why Interpret?
Chapter 3: Values to Individuals and Society
Chapter 4: Values of Interpretation for Management
Section III: What Guides Us?
Chapter 5: Guiding Principles of Interpretation
Chapter 6: How People Learn
Chapter 7: Serving Diverse Audiences
Section IV: How To Interpret
Chapter 8: Interpreting to the Masses
Chapter 9: Personal Interpretation
Chapter 10: Arts in Interpretation
Chapter 11: Museums and Visitor Centers
Chapter 12: Exhibits
Chapter 13: Trails and Byways
Chapter 14: Interpretation and the Written Word
Chapter 15: Interpreting History
Section V: Managing Interpretation
Chapter 16: A Business Approach to Interpretation
Chapter 17: Training and Professional Growth
Chapter 18: Interpretive Planning
Chapter 19: Evaluating Interpretation
Section VI: Growth of the Profession
Chapter 20: Global Interpretation
Chapter 21: The Bright Future of Interpretation