More than a textbook, Pastimes is very much a point of view. Leisure is presented as a human phenomenon – both individual and collective. It is considered as vital and frivolous, historical and contemporary, factual and subjective, good and bad. Again, this new 7th edition reflects a wide range of material from the disciplines of leisure studies, sociology, psychology, economics, political science, history, anthropology, geography, the humanities, and media and cultural studies.
Survey Research and Analysis (2nd ed.) employs the standards of science for addressing both theoretical and applied questions. Early chapters illustrate how social science theory can be used to define and shape the content of surveys, and clarify conceptual distinctions. Without this initial understanding of the concepts (e.g., values, attitudes, norms) used by parks, recreation, and human dimensions researchers, it is impossible to write survey items that measure those concepts. Subsequent chapters examine the processes researchers go through when conceptualizing and measuring variables in a survey and the levels of measurement.
Chock-full of the very best activities, The Fun Encyclopedia for Therapists: Proven Activities for Therapists gives therapists a comprehensive resource of fun and therapeutic activities and games to use in a variety of settings with people of all ages and abilities. This book consolidates activities from top publications and resources, including Harbin’s The Fun Encyclopedia, and from practitioners working in the field.
As the cost of construction for sports and health related facilities skyrockets, it becomes paramount for those who plan, design, construct, and use these facilities to have access to a comprehensive facilities guide. The 14th edition of Facility Planning and Design for Health, Physical Activity, Recreation, and Sport is a tool for all professionals involved in facility planning and construction use.
Throughout the 20th century, The Fuller Brush Man was a common sight along the sidewalks of America’s residential neighborhoods. Going door to door, The Fuller Brush Man sold dependable household cleaning products to stay-at-home moms. The Fuller Brush Man was known for his enthusiasm and the quality of his wares. Respecting his customer’s time, The Fuller Brush Man made his good-natured pitch quickly, took down whatever orders came his way, and departed with a “Good day” and tip of the hat.
Our story is about The Fuller Brush Man’s 21st century counterpart. We call him “The Fuller Life Man.” He, too, has a congenial nature and something to sell. But unlike The Fuller Brush Man, The Fuller Life Man is not trying to sell you something that costs money. He is trying to sell you a new way of life.