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Picture of the productAdventures of a Nature Guide
Enos Mills

This 180-page classic reveals the secrets of a truly masterful interpreter whose legacy lives on in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.


Non-member price: $29.00
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ANG2001
Picture of the productApplied Interpretation: Putting Research into Practice
Doug Knapp

Applied Interpretation: Putting Research into Practice offers practitioners, managers, and students of interpretation a source for interpretive theory, techniques, strategies, and experiences that have been shown, through research, to be successful in conveying interpretive messages. This resource is the product of 16 years of research that has evaluated traditional programs, school field trips, and visitor center and campfire programs. The findings, offered through vignettes and case studies, are the product of long-term assessments that range from three months to three years following an interpretive experience.


Non-member price: $22.00
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IPAI2007
Picture of the productDGBP: Branding and Marketing Your Nature Center
The Director's Guide to Best Practices: Branding and Marketing Your Nature Center

Non-member price: $18.00
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DGBP1
Picture of the productDGBP: Executive Director
The Director's Guide to Best PracticesThe Search for Extraordinary Leadership: Securing your next Executive Director by the Association of Nature Center Administrators The purpose of this paper is to outline a "best practices" process to engage and complete a successful search and screen for a center's next extraordinary leader.

Non-member price: $12.00
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DGBP6
Picture of the productFuture Has Other Plans, The
Planning Holistically to Conserve Natural and Cultural Heritage
Jonathan M. Kohl and Stephen F. McCool

Heritage sites write many management plans, including interpretive. Yet all confront challenges to implementation, especially when developed with a purely technical mindset. This book explores the crisis that has globally enveloped the 210,000+ UN-listed protected natural and cultural heritage sites to understand the roots of plan failure. It argues that deeper causes to current problems lurk in the planning discipline itself. Kohl and McCool, then, define a more integrated approach called Holistic Planning, whose principles include community participation, learning, continuous planning, social capital building, and heritage interpretation.


Non-member price: $45.00
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FHOP
Picture of the productGifts of Interpretation, The
Larry Beck, Ph.D., and Ted T. Cable, Ph.D.

This beloved book is now in the third edition as The Gifts of Interpretation. The authors' 15 principles have guided interpreters of nature and culture at national parks, forests, museums, zoos, aquariums, historic sites, local nature centers, and tourism destinations. This book has inspired interpreters to conduct their craft more effectively, meaningfully, and joyously, ultimately benefitting all visitors to these places of awe and wonder.

In this newest edition, each of the 15 principles of interpretation is associated with a gift, including revelation, provocation, wholeness, illumination, beauty, joy passion, and hope. This edition features illustrations by Tsuyoshi Matsumoto.

The authors are both NAI members.


Non-member price: $70.00
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GIFT2011
Picture of the productHistory of Heritage Interpretation in the United States, The
Tim Merriman and Lisa Brochu

Where did the profession of heritage interpretation begin? The History of Heritage Interpretation explores significant events in the history of the field, from its origins with the elders of tribal villages through the development of professional organizations around the world, with specific emphasis on the National Association for Interpretation in the United States. Essays are included from noted authors and pioneers in the field including Sam Ham, Ted Cable, Cem Basman, Sarah Blodgett, Chris Nelson, Jim Covel and Carolyn Ward.


Non-member price: $12.00
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IPHHI2006
Picture of the productInspired to Inspire, Holistic Inspirational Interpretation
A guide for interpreters, museum educators, rangers, tour guides, consultants and others involved in visitor experiences.

By Jacquie Gilson, Doctor of Social Sciences
Copies sold by NAI include an autographed insert plate from the author.

Ready to take your work in interpretation to the next level?

Over the last 100 years, the way we approach interpretation has matured and changed, with an increasing emphasis on being holistic. Inspired to Inspire explores the many benefits that a holistic approach to interpretation may bring to visitors, interpreters, and organizations. It presents inspiration as an engaging, fun and rewarding holistic approach to interpretation.

Chock full of thoughts from interpretive guides and practical examples, including ideas for participatory and dialogic interpretation, we hope this book will become your go to guide to help you stay Inspired to Inspire!


Non-member price: $50.00
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GILSON
Picture of the productInterpretation By Design: Graphic Design Basics for Heritage
Interpreters
Paul Caputo, Shea Lewis, and Lisa Brochu

Interpretation By Design addresses how to make decisions about type, color, and composition, as well as why an interpretive approach may be more effective for communicating with your audience. Written for interpreters who have little or no training in graphic design but find themselves responsible for creating or overseeing the production of nonpersonal media, this book focuses on using basic principles of both graphic design and interpretation in nonpersonal media.


Non-member price: $23.00
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IPIBD2008
Picture of the productInterpretation: Making a Difference on Purpose
Sam H. Ham

In the new edition of the international bestseller Environmental Interpretation, Sam H. Ham captures what has changed in our understanding of interpretation during the past two decades. Ham draws on recent advances in communication research to unveil a fresh and invigorating perspective that will lead interpreters to new and insightful pathways for making a difference on purpose through their work.


Non-member price: $76.00
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