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Picture of the productApplied Interpretation: Putting Research into Practice
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 productHistory of Heritage Interpretation, The
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 productInterpretation By Design: Graphic Design Basics for Heritage
Interpreters use exhibits, brochures, signs, websites, site publications, and other visual media to tell their stories. 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. 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.

Non-member price: $23.00
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IPIBD2008
Picture of the productInterpretive Planning, second edition
This second edition of Interpretive Planning: The 5-M Model for Successful Planning Projects draws from the author's more than three decades of experience in creating interpretive plans, and explains the process she has taught to hundreds of interpreters. This book can be a valuable tool for those wishing to develop an interpretive plan as well as those aspiring to work as a consultant or planner.

Non-member price: $23.00
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IPIP2014
Picture of the productInterpretive Theme Writer's Field Guide
The interpretive theme is the most important sentence an interpreter inks on paper. Despite its centrality to thematic interpretation, no single work has dedicated itself entirely to the art and craft of strong theme writing - until now. The Interpretive Theme Writer's Field Guide builds on Sam Ham's 30-year thematic interpretation research legacy. While leaving theory to his books, this pocket companion offers writers strong theme examples, worksheets, exercises, inspirational quotes, and technique highlights. With contributions from Sam Ham, Ted Cable, Shelton Johnson, and Clark Hancock, this Field Guide is useful at the desk, in the exhibit hall, or on the trail. It recognizes that teams, even communities, create heritage themes, and introduces the Interpretive Framework methodology to facilitate community-based theme writing.

Non-member price: $29.00
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IPITWFG
Picture of the productInterpretive Writing
Alan Leftridge, the executive editor of The Interpreter magazine, will sharpen your skills for connecting with your audiences. The book introduces you to the strategies promoted by the National Association for Interpretation and the National Park Service for written interpretation, with a focus on developing tangibles, intangibles, universals, and interpretive themes in your writing, while avoiding trite expressions. These strategies and skills apply to your brochures, web sites, exhibits, public service announcements, books, magazine articles and other interpretive projects.

Non-member price: $21.00
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IPIW2006
Picture of the productManagement of Interpretive Sites
New and experienced managers looking for advice and ideas will find InterpPress's Management of Interpretive Sites: Developing Sustainable Operations Through Effective Leadership helpful in developing managerial and leadership skills. Whether you need to write personnel policies, develop a business plan, conduct meetings, or use interpretive efforts to convince visitors to become stewards of your resource, this book contains specific suggestions based upon the authorsÆ combined 60 years of experience in running not-for-profit, governmental, and for-profit organizations.

Non-member price: $21.00
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IPMIS2005
Picture of the productNature Center Book, The
The authors of this 216-page book from InterpPress have been studying nature centers since 1996 when they surveyed 100 nature centers and interviewed leaders in the field. The University of Texas Press originally published How to Create and Nurture a Nature Center in Your Community in 1998, when it received first place in NAIÆs Media Award Competition. Since then, almost 3,000 copies have sold and traveled as far as Africa, Japan, and South America. This revised edition provides up-to-date information and expanded discussion of topics key to nature center development. It outlines lessons learned since the first edition and important new developments in the field. The new edition includes updated information regarding organizations and resources, as well as expanded coverage of financial and organizational issues and government-based nature centers. The book, printed in full color, features more than 200 photographs.

Non-member price: $29.00
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IPNCB2004
Picture of the productPersonal Interpretation
Personal Interpretation: Connecting Your Audience to Heritage Resources is the first book published by NAI's imprint, InterpPress. If you only had time to read one book before becoming a front-line guide or interpreter, this book is the ideal resource. Written in clear, concise language with many examples, it employs the most current ideas in the interpretive profession. It also shares some of the rich traditions from interpretation's past masters, drawing on Freeman Tilden's principles and Enos Mills' thoughtful ideas on nature guiding. It will connect you with the more in-depth resources developed by authors such as Sam Ham, Bill Lewis, Douglas Knudson, Ted Cable, Larry Beck, and Joseph Cornell. This resource shares the approaches tested and proven by the National Park Service and many other organizations along with the research concepts that back up their approaches. Authors Lisa Brochu and Tim Merriman collectively have more than 60 years experience in the interpretive profession as interpreters, consultants, planners, and trainers.

Non-member price: $22.00
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IPPI2008