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Leisure Bibliozone

“Plans must always require a stretching of activity and of the mind into the future - next year, the year after - and whatever its form, surely the purpose of leisure time is to offer not only enjoyment but also interior satisfaction of accomplishment and self-expression.”

Santha Rama Rau



In December, Foresight For Development turns the spotlight on foresight and leisure.

Featured in Bibliozone this month is a collection of publications related to leisure including tourism, sport, personal futures and many more. The selection of documents is partial and based on accessible material. Therefore, we would like to invite everyone to supplement our library with additional materials.


From our FFD library:

Here are the publications available in our library:



Tomorrow's Tourist: Scenarios & Trends

The book Tomorrows Tourist: Scenarios & Trends enables readers to imagine what a future tourist might be, where they will go and what they will do. Each chapter consists of a scenario about a future tourist, which is then is backed up with evidence and trends plus a number of assumptions about the future. The book is accompanied by its own website at Tomorrows Tourist which is owned and regularly updated by the author.

Read some of the available chapters:

Media & Technology

Personal Futures

Personal Futures Network

Methods for learning about the future have been available and in use by businesses for decades, but the process has simply been too complex for most individuals. The Personal Futures Network introduces some new, easily understood approaches that will help you to think like a futurist and learn about your personal futures.

Verne Wheelwright, PhD, a professional futurist shows you how to anticipate and design your future.

  • Personal Futures: Foresight & Futures Studies for Individuals
  • It's YOUR future...Make it a good one!
    Knowledge about the future has been available to large organizations for decades. Now that knowledge is available in practical form to individuals in an illustrated, step-by-step format. The author shows and explains how to anticipate the future, how to explore alternative futures with scenarios, how to create a vision of the future and how to achieve that vision.
  • The Personal Futures Workbook
    What is a personal future? As we interpret personal futures here, they are explorations of the potential futures of one individual, but only the futures that directly involve that individual. You will be learning about the futures that relate directly to you and your family. This Workbook can be used by itself or with Verne Wheelwright's book It’s YOUR Future… Make it a Good One! This workbook can be filled in and saved on your computer or you can print it out and fill it in by hand.



Kraus' Recreation and Leisure in Modern Society, Ninth Edition

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