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    • Sagamore sponsors CTRA conference

      CTRA Sagamore is proud to sponsor the Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 13 thru 15, 2018

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    • Sagamore-Venture Book of the Month

      Recreation Business
      For June 2018 we are offering the print version of Recreation Business, at a discount of 30%.

      Discount applies automatically when you add it to your cart.

      A conversation about leisure-based businesses for classroom and online courses.
    • Call for Editor-in-Chief - JPRA

      Call for Editor-in-Chief - JPRA - Download the PDF The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration ( is seeking candidates for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Park and Recreation Administration.

      The Editor-in-Chief is primarily responsible for coordinating all aspects of preparing four regular issues of the Journal of Park and Recreation Administration (JPRA) for publication each year.

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Books and ebooks
Pastimes, 6th Ed.

Print: $90.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $50.00Add to Cart

eText: $59.00Add to Cart

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

Financial Resource Management, 2nd ed.

Print: $71.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $40.00Add to Cart


Financial Resource Management is written with the needs of the sport, tourism, and leisure service manager in mind. More...

Orthopaedic Immobilization Techniques

Print: $80.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $45.00Add to Cart


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

Physical Education: A Literacy-Based Approach

Print: $70.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $40.00Add to Cart


Facilitates the understanding and application of the ELA Common Core State Standards for both inservice and preservice physical education teachers. More...

Study Guide for the Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Certification Examination 5th Edition

Print: $62.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $35.00Add to Cart


Compare our prices! The purpose of this study guide is to assist candidates in preparing for the NCTRC national certification examination... More...

Outdoor Recreation, 4th ed.

Print: $90.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $50.00Add to Cart


Revised, updated, and expanded to be a leading resource in outdoor recreation not only in the United States but also in Canada. More...

Community Parks and Recreation: An Introduction

Print: $76.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $42.00Add to Cart


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

Facility Planning and Design, 13th Ed.

Print: $90.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $50.00Add to Cart


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

The Future of Leisure, Tourism, and Sport

Print: $69.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $35.00Add to Cart


Discusses important trends and future projections in diverse areas such as population growth, immigration, crowding, climate change, and technology. More...

Introduction to Commercial Recreation and Tourism, 7th ed.

Print: $90.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $50.00Add to Cart


Provides an introduction to the scope, characteristics, management aspects, and trends of the commercial recreation and tourism industry. 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 Ruth V. Russell

Ruth V. Russell

Dr. Ruth V. Russell is professor emeritus in the Dept. of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies at Indiana University, where she also served as assistant chair, as well as associate dean of the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, and dean of University Division (Freshman College).

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