This special box set collection includes four volumes from the esteemed "Tourism Social Science Series". Each book presents the personal histories of some of the world's leading tourism scholars, many of whom pioneered the field. This is a unique collection of personal experiences and is a literary celebration of the global community of scholars - current and future - working in tourism. The stories reveal the diverse personalities, passions, and peculiarities behind the authors' choice of tourism as a specialization. The books in this "Tourism Social Science Series" ("TSSSeries") are intended to systematically and cumulatively contribute to the formation, embodiment, and advancement of knowledge in the field of tourism. This is a valuable piece of tourism literature covering areas including anthropology, sociology, geography, economics, advanced marketing and applied psychology, philosophy of education, social science analysis, tourism marketing research and management. Includes: The Study of Tourism: Anthropological and Sociological Beginnings, Edited by Dennison Nash, ISBN: 9780080442402, The Discovery of Tourism, Edited by Stephen L.J. Smith, ISBN: 9781849507400/The Study of Tourism: Foundations from Psychology, Edited by Philip L. Pearce ISBN: 9781849507424/The Discovery of Tourism Economics, Edited by Larry Dwyer, ISBN: 9780857246813.