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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 25/10/2009
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Parks and People describes fifteen years of research at Maine's Acadia National Park, conducted by Robert E. Manning, his colleagues, and students. The book is organized into three parts. Part I addresses indicators and standards of quality for park resources and the visitor experience. Part II describes efforts to monitor indicator variables. Part III outlines and assesses management actions designed to maintain standards of quality. The book concludes with a discussion of the implications of this program of natural and social science research, including a series of principles for outdoor recreation management at Acadia and other parks.

Publisher: University of Vermont Press
ISBN: 9781584657910
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Nearly all the chapters in Parks and People deal specifically with management issues at Acadia National Park in Maine. However, most of these studies, based on 15 years of research by Manning easily apply to management issues elsewhere . . . Publication of this book is particularly timely . . . and will probably contribute to further increases in visitation throughout the system . . . Recommended. Choice"
"One may think the conclusions are just common sense, but the research presented makes sense of and finds inroads to understand the chaos of visitor engagement with national parks. Manning attempts here to move park management from being an art to a science, making this book useful for park managers, transportation specialists, park planners and those who study park use for other reasons."--Electronic Green Journal
"Parks & People is a well-organized and clearly presented compendium of many years research into the social science aspect of park management at Arcadia National Park. The depth of the research topics prove how crucial management of visitors is to a park as heavily used as this one."--Natural Areas Journal Book Reviews

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