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In this comprehensive and valuable book, Robert E. Manning, one of the leading scholars of the scientific study of outdoor recreation, focuses in on a single protected area: Acadia National Park in Maine. There is great benefit at looking at one park in depth, and the result is an unusually deep exploration of the many recreation-related issues that confront park managers today. As editor of the volume and contributor to many of its chapters, Manning has once again significantly advanced our understanding of the dynamics of outdoor recreation.