A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHICAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES AND RELATED RESEARCH IN OUTDOOR RECREATION AND TOURISM: 1930- 1971

ABOUT 525 UNANNOTATED REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED, DIVIDED INTO PUBLICATION TYPES (GEOGRAPHY TEXTS AND JOURNALS, THESES AND DISSERTATIONS, U. S. GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS, BOOKS AND ARTICLES ON TOURISM AND RECREATION, AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES). A BRIEF INTRODUCTORY ESSAY CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING REMARKS: "OUTDOOR RECREATION EXEMPLIFIES THE CONCEPT OF A MULTIDISCIPLINARY FIELD OF STUDY. ECONOMICS, FORESTRY, HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SOCIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, PLANNING, TRANSPORTATION AND OTHERS HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNDERSTANDING OF MAN'S OUTDOOR LEISURE ACTIVITIES. IT IS LOGICAL, THEN, THAT GEOGRAPHY, A DISCIPLINE DEDICATED TO THE STUDY OF VARIATION FROM PLACE TO PLACE ON THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH, WOULD BE DRAWN BY THE RICHNESS OF POTENTIAL PROBLEM AREAS IN OUTDOOR RECREATION. IN MOST COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD THERE IS NO WORD FOR 'PLANNER.' THE PLANNING FUNCTION IN THESE COUNTRIES IS INCLUDED WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF 'GEOGRAPHER.' THIS IS NOT THE CASE IN AMERICA, HOWEVER, WHERE THE GEOGRAPHER ATTEMPTS TO EXPLAIN THE DISTRIBUTION OF THINGS UPON THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH AND THE PLANNER IS CHARGED WITH DIRECTING ALLOCATION OF SPACE TO THE GREATEST BENEFIT OF MAN. AS YET THERE APPEARS TO BE NO SPECIFIC AREA OF OUTDOOR RECREATION WHICH HAS CAPTURED THE INTEREST OF A MAJORITY OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS. WHILE EUROPEAN GEOGRAPHERS SEEM TO HAVE PLACED EMPHASIS UPON TOURISM, NO SUCH DIRECTION HAS APPEARED ON THE AMERICAN SCENE. RECREATIONAL TRAVEL HAS ALREADY PROVIDED AN INTEGRATING FOCUS FOR GEOGRAPHIC RESEARCH IN THE FIELD. TEN FAIRLY HOMOGENEOUS GROUPS WITHIN THE FIELD HAVE ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT GEOGRAPHERS: (1) ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF TOURISM AND RESORTS; (2) SPECIFIC SITE AND/OR AREA ANALYSIS; (3) RELATIONS BETWEEN RECREATION AND RESOURCES; (4) RECREATIONAL LAND USE AND/OR PLANNING; (5) RECREATIONAL PROBLEMS; (6) RECREATIONAL TRAVEL AND CONSUMPTION; (7) TECHNIQUES USED TO STUDY RECREATIONAL PHENOMENA; (8) SURVEYS OF THE FIELD OF RECREATIONAL PHENOMENA; (8) SURVEYS OF THE FIELD OF RECREATIONAL GEOGRAPHY; (9) DELIMITATION OF RECREATIONAL REGIONS; AND (10) PERCEPTION STUDIES OF RECREATIONAL PHENOMENA."

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Exchange BiBLIOGRAPHY NO 190, 41 PP
  • Authors:
    • Lancaster, J R
    • Nicholls, L L
  • Publication Date: 1971-5

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  • Accession Number: 00202003
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 8 1971 12:00AM