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Explaining Our World: An Approach to the Art of Environmental Interpretation

By: Andrew Pierssené

252 pages, 57 b/w photos, 15 figs

Chapman & Hall (E & FN Spon)

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #65928 | ISBN: 0419219404
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Offers a rationale and philosophy for environmental interpretation.


Foreword by Kenneth Hudson. Preface. Environmental Interpretation - What Is It? Why Interpret? - Aims and Motivations. Insights Offered and Sought - Interpretation's Precedents. The Very Important Feature - Conservation Comes First. Red Carpet Treatment - Understanding the Visitor. Seeking the Message - The Conscientious Researcher. Frog into Prince - Turning Information into Interpretation. Introducing the Feature - First Impressions and Ambience. Systems and Signals - Means of Communication. Some Special Cases - Limitations and Opportunities. The Entertainment Factor - Interpretation and Fun. The Business Angle - Implications for Management and Finance. Strategies to Suit Situations. Planning Interpretation Projects. The Academic Perspective - Assessment and Evaluation. Girding on the Panoply - Professionalism and Training. World without End Interpretation and the Future. Appendix A - A Check-list for Interpretive Planning. Appendix B - A Simple Scheme for Assessing Interpretation. Appendix C - Recommended Reading. Appendix D - Interpretation Training and Professional Organisations. Index.

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