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  • Leisure and Consumptionby Robert A. Stebbins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    The study of consumption has never seriously examined the role of leisure. This ambitious, agenda-setting study, provides the most in-depth examination of the relationship between the two to date, drawing on the serious leisure perspective and outlining a new conceptual framework for analyzing consumption for leisure. more...

  • The Committed Readerby Robert A. Stebbins

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    This book is a study of committed reading, an activity animated by three main motives: utilitarian, pleasurable, and self-fulfilling. They are examined within the frameworks of library and information science and the serious leisure perspective as manifested across life?s domains of work, leisure, and non-work obligation. more...

  • Planning Your Time in Retirementby Robert A. Stebbins

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 31.99

    As the greying of our population continues, retirees are enjoying more and more healthy years of retirement, and those years can be productive, enjoyable, and rewarding. This work speaks to those retirees who wish to enjoy their golden years doing things they enjoy ? but things they take seriously, like learning to play an instrument, or taking on... more...

  • Connecting with Natureby Robert C. Stebbins

    National Science Teachers Association 2012; US$ 24.95

    Taking what he calls “a nature-centered worldview,” author Robert Stebbins blends activities, examples, and stories with his perspectives on the importance of dealing objectively yet compassionately with social and environmental problems. Even a quick glance through Connecting With Nature will make you wish you could give your students the... more...

  • Serious Leisure and Natureby Dr Lee Davidson; Robert A. Stebbins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 102.00

    Leisure activities undertaken in nature are immensely popular. This book examines the new serious leisure concept of nature challenge activity (NCA), exploring how NCA unfolds in an aesthetically appealing natural environment with implications for consumption and environmental sustainability. more...

  • Social Entrepreneurship For Dummiesby Mark Durieux; Robert Stebbins

    Wiley 2010; US$ 19.99

    Discover how to bring social responsibility to your business In today's business world, your bottom line isn't measured by your company's financial performance alone. Social Entrepreneurship For Dummies shows you how to implement social responsibility to your business plan in order to increase your bottom line. This book helps any social entrepreneur... more...

  • The Serious Leisure Perspective: An Introductionby Sam Elkington; Robert A. Stebbins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    The "Serious Leisure Perspective" (SLP) is a theoretical framework that can help us understand the complexities of modern leisure as both an activity and an experience. Bringing together the study of serious leisure, casual leisure and project-based leisure, it is an essential component of the Leisure Studies curriculum and an invaluable tool for... more...

  • A Dictionary of Nonprofit Terms and Conceptsby David Horton Smith; Robert A. Stebbins; Michael A. Dover

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    This reference work defines more than 1,200 terms and concepts that have been found useful in past research and theory on the nonprofit sector. The entries reflect the importance of associations, citizen participation, philanthropy, voluntary action, nonprofit management, volunteer administration, leisure,... more...

  • Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Californiaby Robert C. Stebbins; Samuel M. McGinnis

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    This user-friendly guide is the only complete resource that identifies and describes all the amphibians and reptiles?salamanders, frogs and toads, lizards, snakes, and tortoises and turtles?that live in California. The species are described in richly detailed accounts that include range maps, lifelike color paintings by Robert C. Stebbins, clear drawings... more...

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