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  • Therapeutic Recreation Program Design, 5th Ed.
  • Case Studies in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Recreation and Leisure Programming: A 21st Century Perspective [ebook]
  • Leadership in Leisure Services, 4th ed.
  • Introduction to Community Tourism
  • Community Parks and Recreation: An Introduction

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Pastimes, 6th Ed.

eText: $59.00 Print: $90.00
Ebook: $40.00

This new sixth edition of Pastimes reflects almost 40 years of scholarship as well as professional and personal practice in recreation, parks, and tourism.

Sport Management An Exploration of the Field and its Values

Print: $80.00
Ebook: $45.00

This text emphasizes the various legitimations for the role of sport in society and then uses that understanding as a mechanism to discuss related management implications.

Orthopaedic Immobilization Techniques

Print: $80.10
Ebook: $45.00

A step-by-step written and visual guide for the proper application and removal of the most commonly used orthopaedic casts and splints.

Interactive Health and Fitness

eText: 59.00 Print: $72.00
Ebook: $50.00

Interactive Health and Fitness is an innovative system of learning that blends a conversational, easy-to-read textbook with cutting-edge technology.

Study Guide for the Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Certification Examination 4th Edition

Print: $62.00
Ebook: $35.00

The authors have restructured the Study Guide so that this edition aligns more closely with the most recent NCTRC exam content and format.

Outdoor Recreation Planning

eText: $60.00 Print: $89.00
Ebook: $44.00

A must read for anyone interested in learning about, protecting, managing, and planning for public outdoor recreation resources.

Problem Solving in Recreation and Parks, 5th Ed.

Print: $54.00
Ebook: $30.00

To find solutions to the critical problems facing the recreation and park profession, its leaders must become effective problem solvers.

Facility Planning and Design, 13th Ed.

Print: $90.00
Ebook: $50.00

As costs skyrocket, it becomes ever more paramount for those who plan, design, construct, and use facilities to have access to a comprehensive facilities guide.

The Leader's Handbook, 2nd Ed.

Print: $36.00
Ebook: $20.00

This book is based on over 35 years of practical experience, and very few, if any, leadership books have this depth of leadership analysis.

Community Development: Applications for Leisure, Sport, and Tourism

Print: $72.00
Ebook: $40.00

This volume initiates a discussion about the ways leisure, sport, and tourism might conceptualize the relationship with community development.



Pastimes, 6th ed.: The Context of Contemporary Leisure [etext]

eText: $59.00  |  Why buy an eText?

As a learning tool, this sixth edition teaches more. It contains updated and new illustrations of concepts through field-based cases, biographical features, exploratory activities, and research studies.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Recreation Profession: Organizational Perspectives eText

eText: $48.00  |  Why buy an eText?

In this important book, the authors explore, document, and delve into the construct of diversity within the context of managing and providing recreation and leisure-related services.

Management Functions in Recreational Therapy [etext]

eText: $48.00  |  Why buy an eText?

This book provides students and practitioners with perspectives on the management of recreational therapy heretofore unavailable to them.

Recreation Programming, 7th ed. [etext]

eText: $50.00  |  Why buy an eText?

The leading text for teaching programming in over 100 higher education institutions in the United States and abroad.

Application of Behavior Analysis in Leisure Contexts [etext]

eText: $45.00  |  Why buy an eText?

Designed to introduce leisure and other service providers to behavior analysis and to assist them in developing and strengthening their skills in applying associated techniques.

Outdoor Recreation Planning [etext]

eText: $60.00  |  Why buy an eText?

Provides guidance for defining where outdoor recreation resource management should and could be going forward and sound advice, principles, and approaches for identifying pathways for getting there.

Interactive Health and Fitness [etext]

eText: $59.00  |  Why buy an eText?

Interactive Health and Fitness is an innovative system of learning that blends a conversational, easy-to-read textbook with cutting-edge technology.

A Career With Meaning, 2nd ed. [etext]

eText: $54.00  |  Why buy an eText?

A tailor made journey that enables individuals to match their core beliefs and values with numerous professional opportunities within the leisure industry.

Case Studies in Therapeutic Recreation [etext]

eText: $35.00  |  Why buy an eText?

A relatable, easy-to-read text that explains theory and provides opportunities to practice skills needed to become a successful recreational therapist.

Introduction to Community Tourism [etext]

eText: $42.00  |  Why buy an eText?

Intended to assist individuals and communities to consider the nature of tourism in a community context and its relationship to quality of life for the resident population in that community within the United States and Canada.

Perspectives on Recreational Therapy [etext]

eText: $53.00  |  Why buy an eText?

At no other time in the history of the profession have recreational therapists been presented with such tremendous opportunities to improve care and advance their profession.

Introduction to Recreation Services for People With Disabilities, 4th Ed. [etext]

eText: $54.00  |  Why buy an eText?

Reflects a broad-based explanation of the role of practitioners in the interrelated fields of therapeutic recreation, inclusive recreation, and special recreation.




Sagamore publishes eight journals in the disciplines of health, recreation, facility management, parks administration, leisure, education and more.

  • An official publication of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), disseminates the most current thinking and practice on learning disabilities.
  • The only peer-reviewed journal published in the United States with a specific focus on the areas of outdoor recreation, education, and leadership.
  • JNEL publishes quality manuscripts to disseminate the latest knowledge related to nonprofit education and leadership to develop theory and practice.
  • For over three decades, JPRA has provided information to enhance the effectiveness and professionalism of park and recreation administrators.

  • The official publication of the Applied Sport Management Association, JASM is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal providing the latest research in all aspects of applied sport management.
  • Quarterly publication designed to be a single responsible source of valuable information for those interested in sport, physical education, and recreation involving individuals with disabilities.
  • Provides a national forum for research and discussion on the needs of persons with disabilities, problems confronting the profession, new vistas of service, and receiving therapeutic recreation services.
  • One of the longest standing journals providing research-based articles relating to physical education, health, recreation, and related areas.





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Sagamore Author John C. Crossley

John C. Crossley

Although he has numerous publications and presentations to his credit, Crossley considers his top achievement to be the lead author of the best-selling college text “Introduction to Commercial Recreation and Tourism.

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