Marine Recreation and Tourism
Blanchet, M. Wylie. 1993. The Curve of Time: The
Classic Memoir of a Woman and her Children Who Explored
the Coastal Waters of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle,
WA: Seal Press. Originally published in 1961, this book
is considered a Canadian literary classic. It is an exploration
of the natural world and cultural relics of Vancouver Island,
B.C. as seen though the eyes of a family on a small boat.
Jenkins, Peter. 1995. Along the Edge of America. New
York: Houghton Mifflin Company. In this book, adventures occur
each day in a small boat traveling from the Everglades to Brownsville,
Texas. Jenkins provides an exploration of the fascinating marine
communities and salty characters of the Gulf of Mexico coast.
Lencek, Lena and Gideon Bosker. 1999. The Beach:
The History of Paradise on Earth. New York:
Penguin Putnam, Inc. Lencek and Bosker chart the social
history of beaches from the time of the Romans and Greeks
to the present, examining the shifting significance of
beaches to Western cultures through time. The beach has
been used for recreation, medicine, science, religion,
and invention. This book examines how people have used
the beach; its affects on people, and the affects people
have on it.
Orams, Mark. 1999. Marine Tourism: Development,
Impacts, and Management. New York and London:
Routledge. Orams provides an overview of all aspects of
marine tourism: history, opportunities, impacts, and management.
It provides case studies from the cruise ship industry,
whale watching, yachting, and maritime museums and festivals.
Case studies are from the U.S., the Caribbean, New Zealand,
**Special thanks to Marc Hershman, Professor at the
University of Washington’s School of Marine Affairs
for sharing a reading list from the SMA 500 course, from
which many of these books and summaries were drawn.