The Heritage Interpretation Bible!
The original "Interpretive Masterplanning" book written by Dr John Veverka (senior associate at HDC international) in 1979 has remained the heritage interpretation planners' Bible ever since. It is still required reading for degree level students at colleges and universities around the world. It was published by Acorn Naturalists, but went out of print when Acorn got out of the publishing business.
The good news is that a new publisher, MuseumEtc - (http://museumsetc.com/) located in Edinburgh, Scotland, jumped at the opportunity to add the title to its stable. John took the opportunity to update and revise the work. The revised edition has several changes, including new photographs, planning examples and many articles on Interpretive Graphic Standards and new concepts for interpretive planning. See the new edition here...
The original version of the book is available second hand and turn up fairly regularly on Amazon, however they usually sell for around £170 / $230!
Professor Dr John A Veverka
Professor Dr John A Veverka is one of the world's leading consultants in interpretive planning, training and heritage tourism, with experience spanning over 30 years and taking him all over the world. He has worked on projects in Canada, Greece, Malta, Korea, Mexico, Spain, UK and throughout the USA.
John is one of the two founding members, and senior associate of HDC International. He lectures widely on Heritage Interpretation and Interpretation Planning, and serves as a consultant to many leading agencies and organisations worldwide. Clients include: Eden Project, National Forest Service (Korea), National Museum Wales, National Park Service, Natural England, Norfolk Tourism, Nova Scotia Museums, Santa Fe de Antioquia (Columbia), Texas Historical Commission and the US Army Corps of Engineers.