Interpreting Cultural and Natural Heritage for a Better World - Print
Dimensions: 10 × 7 × 1 in
Binding Type: Paperback
From the Foreword by Eric Blehm
“May the authors’ words inspire readers on their own journeys to better understand the nuances of this fascinating profession and to conduct their work as a labor of love; not a job, but rather a calling and a joy.
This solid interpretation of our natural and cultural heritage is essential to move us in ways that compel us to change the world.”
Eric Blehm is the bestselling author of Fearless, The Only Thing Worth Dying For, and Legend.
Hundreds of millions of people seek out opportunities for enjoyment, learning, and inspiration through visits to our national parks, historic sites, museums, zoos, aquariums, and other tourism destinations.
Yet few are aware of the behind-the-scenes efforts of interpretation to provide deeper understanding and enriched experience of these places.
Interpreting Cultural and Natural Heritage is written for those who work at various interpretive sites and wish to know more about all of the fascinating nuances of this field.
It exposes readers to the art and science of interpretation and how its proper use can indeed change the world.
Larry Beck, Ted. T. Cable, and Douglas M. Knudson have more than 125 years of combined experience in the broad field of interpretation.
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