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    • Special Issue Call for Papers

      The Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership (JNEL) is calling for articles, papers, or case studies focused on Academic Research to Nonprofit Practice.

      JNEL is publishing a special edition of the journal in Spring 2019 focused on academic and nonprofit research partnerships that take Research to Practice.

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      For March 2018 we are offering the print version of Needs Assessment, 2nd Ed., at a discount of 30%.

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    • Sagamore's Peter Bannon reports on the TALS 2018 Annual Conference on Research and Teaching

      In combining the teaching and research sides of the field, The Academy of Leisure Sciences (TALS) was able to bring together many of the leading minds in our field.

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      A recent issue with Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) not correctly displaying content in some ebooks for some Sagamore customers has resulted in Adobe releasing a new build of ADE.

      We recommend affected customers uninstall their current version of ADE and download, install and authorize the new build from Adobe, available here.
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      Therapeutic Recreation Journal invites submissions for a Special Issue on Global and Cultural Perspectives on Therapeutic Recreation

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Books and ebooks
Leadership in Leisure Services, 4th ed.

Print: $80.00Add to Cart

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eText: $54.00Add to Cart

Includes fully updated chapters with contemporary practices for leadership in the broad field of recreation and parks. More...

Financing the Sport Enterprise 2nd. Ed.

Print: $72.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $40.00Add to Cart


Sport is big business! As the world of sport continues to grow, there is a great need for the sport manager to have a working knowledge... More...

Comprehensive Manual of Taping, Wrapping and Protective Devices, 5th Ed.

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Ebook: $59.00Add to Cart


Enhanced by the addition of selected audio and video segments, kinesiology taping techniques... More...

Interactive Health and Fitness

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Ebook: $50.00Add to Cart

eText: $59.00Add to Cart

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

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

Print: $62.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $35.00Add to Cart


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

Introduction to Outdoor Recreation

Print: $59.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $33.00Add to Cart


This text is about outdoor recreation: what it is, providing opportunities for it, and professionally managing the places where it takes place. More...

Community Parks and Recreation: An Introduction

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Ebook: $42.00Add to Cart


Asks students to consider important questions about community, sustaining social connections, community environmental issues... More...

Facility Management for Physical Activity and Sports

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Ebook: $44.00Add to Cart


Provides managers with a fundamental understanding of the concepts and issues facing today’s professional. More...

Pricing Recreation and Park Services

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eText: $54.00Add to Cart

Provides a scientific foundation to guide pricing decisions confronting managers and elected officials in public parks and recreation agencies. More...

Community Development: Applications for Leisure, Sport, and Tourism

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Ebook: $40.00Add to Cart


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


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

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eText: $59.00

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

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eText: $48.00

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]

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eText: $48.00

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

Recreation Programming, 7th ed. [etext]

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eText: $59.00

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]

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eText: $45.00

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]

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eText: $60.00

Provides guidance for defining where outdoor recreation resource management should and could be going forward.

Interactive Health and Fitness [etext]

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eText: $59.00

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]

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eText: $54.00

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]

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eText: $35.00

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]

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eText: $52.00

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.

Perspectives on Recreational Therapy [etext]

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eText: $53.00

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]

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eText: $54.00

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.

  • Learning Disabilities - A Multidisciplinary Journal
    An official publication of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), disseminates the most current thinking and practice on learning disabilities.

  • Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership
    The only peer-reviewed journal published in the United States with a specific focus on the areas of outdoor recreation, education, and leadership.

  • Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership
    JNEL publishes quality manuscripts to disseminate the latest knowledge related to nonprofit education and leadership to develop theory and practice.
  • Journal of Park and Recreation Administration
    For over three decades, JPRA has provided information to enhance the effectiveness and professionalism of park and recreation administrators.


  • Journal of Applied Sport Management
    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.
  • Therapeutic Recreation Journal
    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.
  • The Physical Educator
    One of the longest standing journals providing research-based articles relating to physical education, health, recreation, and related areas.





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Author Spotlight

Sagamore Author Peter A. Witt

Peter A. Witt

Peter A. Witt holds the Bradberry Recreation and Youth Development Endowed Chair in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University.

He is also involved in efforts to identify best practices and characteristics of successful youth development programs.

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