...Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.Coastal kayaking offers an exciting, intimate experience with the water...
...But love of the wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need— if only we...
...Who is the land? We are.A substantial majority of Americans participate in some form of natural resource–based outdoor recreation. Roper-Starch (2000) reported that, in 2000, 78% participated at least once per month in natural...
Aram Attarian, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of parks, recreation, and tourism management at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He is the owner of the risk management consultation firm Adventureprogrammanagement. com and serves as the director of the National State Park Leadership School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Programs: Scenarios of Accidents, Incidents, and Misadventures
Human Kinetics, 2012
...Adventure programs and guided activities are conducted in unique natural environments that expose participants to risks that must be managed. In their book Hazards in Mountaineering and How to Avoid Them, Paulcke and Dumler (1976...
Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM, is an author, exercise physiologist, lecturer, consultant, and professor emerita of exercise science (Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia). In 2016, she was the recipient of the American Diabetes Association's Outstanding Educator in Diabetes award. A respected researcher and lecturer, she has authored more than 400 articles on exercise, diabetes, and health; 28 book chapters; and over a dozen books, including Diabetes-Free Kids, The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan, Diabetic Athlete's Handbook, The Diabetes Breakthrough, and Diabetes & Keeping Fit for Dummies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...Have you ever dreamed of walking or cycling across mountains and deserts, backpacking for weeks, scuba diving in crystal blue waters, or rafting down a dangerous river? Maybe you have watched the Winter Olympics and dreamed about being one...
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