Simon Bell
Spon Press | 0419203508 | 1997 | PDF | 224 pages | 11 Mb

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This book takes a fresh, up-to-date look at all aspects of design of facilities needed by visitors to outdoor recreation destinations. This manual for planners, designers and managers enables them to find the best balance between their own needs, the carrying capacity of The book is follows the thought processes and physical requirements of visitors, from their perspective. This idea is followed step-by-step from setting off for a destination to the arrival and the visit itself, broken down into a range of different aspects, such as information needs, car parking, picnicking, hiking a trail, recreation by water, wildlife watching and camping. The book is fully illustrated with sketches, diagrams and photographs, many in colour, taken from a wide range of locations in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and elsewhere.


Chapter One Recreation planning 7
Chapter Two Design concepts for outdoor recreation 26
Chapter Three The journey to the destination 36
Chapter Four Providing visitor information 48
Chapter Five Parking the car 60
Chapter Six Toilet facilities 92
Chapter Seven Picnicking 111
Chapter Eight Children’s play 135
Chapter Nine Trails 153
Chapter Ten Water-based recreation 258
Chapter Eleven Wildlife viewing 275
Chapter Twelve Design for overnight visitors 284
Chapter Thirteen Interpretation 326
Chapter Fourteen Comprehensive site design 360

Bibliography 374
Index 384


Here is philosophy of science the way it should be. In these pages some of the very best philosophers working today grapple with the big issues of metaphysics, language, and epistemology as they relate to science. This volume is a true introduction to a --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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