Encyclopedia of Ecotourism (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
688
Utgivningsdatum
2003-01-01
Förlag
CABI Publishing
Illustrationer
bibliographical references, index
Dimensioner
234 x 165 x 38 mm
Vikt
1496 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780851996820
Encyclopedia of Ecotourism (häftad)

Encyclopedia of Ecotourism

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The Encyclopedia of Ecotourism provides an expert, state-of-the-art and comprehensive knowledge base of the rapidly growing global ecotourism sector. It is divided into eight major sections, and contains 41 chapters, individually authored by international researchers and practitioners in ecotourism. Each chapter combines theory and practice in a complementary way. The scope of the encyclopedia includes definitions and other contextual material, regional perspectives, venues, impacts, planning and management considerations, and issues associated with ecotourism businesses, research and training.
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"valiantly, and successfully, attempts to cover a difficult, diverse and ever-evolving subject. While not a traditional encyclopedia, organized as an alphabetic directory with explanations of terms and topics, it is certainly encyclopedic in its coverage and content. ... In fact, each of the 41 chapters could stand alone as an in-depth treatment of a particular aspect of tourism theory and/or practice. Geographic coverage is also complete ... The result is an extremely comprehensive, insightful and valuable resource ... This encyclopedia ... may be used in any number of ways: as a comprehensive treatise to be read in chronological order; as a textbook which can be excerpted from; as a reference tool for understanding terms, methodologies, practices, theories, etc.; or as a resource for delving deeply into specific topics relating to ecotourism and sustainable tourism."--Abigail Rome, an independent consultant in ecotourism and conservation based outside of Washington, DC "This is a very significant contribution to the body of knowledge as it includes both regional case studies and methodologies for applying environmental policies to destinations."--Tourism "valiantly, and successfully, attempts to cover a difficult, diverse and ever-evolving subject. While not a traditional encyclopedia, organized as an alphabetic directory with explanations of terms and topics, it is certainly encyclopedic in its coverage and content. ... In fact, each of the 41 chapters could stand alone as an in-depth treatment of a particular aspect of tourism theory and/or practice. Geographic coverage is also complete ... The result is an extremely comprehensive, insightful and valuable resource ... This encyclopedia ... may be used in any number of ways: as a comprehensive treatise to be read in chronological order; as a textbook which can be excerpted from; as a reference tool for understanding terms, methodologies, practices, theories, etc.; or as a resource for delving deeply into specific topics relating to ecotourism and sustainable tourism."--Abigail Rome, an independent consultant in ecotourism and conservation based outside of Washington, DC "This is a very significant contribution to the body of knowledge as it includes both regional case studies and methodologies for applying environmental policies to destinations."--Tourism "valiantly, and successfully, attempts to cover a difficult, diverse and ever-evolving subject. While not a traditional encyclopedia, organized as an alphabetic directory with explanations of terms and topics, it is certainly encyclopedic in its coverage and content. ... In fact, each of the 41 chapters could stand alone as an in-depth treatment of a particular aspect of tourism theory and/or practice. Geographic coverage is also complete ... The result is an extremely comprehensive, insightful and valuable resource ... This encyclopedia ... may be used in any number of ways: as a comprehensive treatise to be read in chronological order; as a textbook which can be excerpted from; as a reference tool for understanding terms, methodologies, practices, theories, etc.; or as a resource for delving deeply into specific topics relating to ecotourism and sustainable tourism."--Abigail Rome, an independent consultant in ecotourism and conservation based outside of Washington, DC "This is a very significant contribution to the body of knowledge as it includes both regional case studies and methodologies for applying environmental policies to destinations."--Tourism "valiantly, and successfully, attempts to cover a difficult, diverse and ever-evolving subject. While not a traditional encyclopedia, organized as an alphabetic directory with explanations of terms and topics, it is certainly encyclopedic in its coverage and content. ... In fact, each of the 41 chapters could stand alone as an in-depth treatment of a particular aspect of tourism theory and/or pract

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David B. Weaver received his PhD in Geography from the University of Western Ontario (Canada) in 1986. He is currently Professor of Tourism Research at Griffith University, Australia, and has published more than 120 journal articles, book chapters and books. He maintains an active research agenda in sustainable destination and protected area management, ecotourism, and resident perceptions of tourism. Current projects include investigating the willingness of protected area visitors to participate in site enhancement activities. Professor Weaver has published extensively in leading journals such as Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research and Journal of Sustainable Tourism. His widely adopted textbooks include Tourism Management (5th ed.) and Ecotourism (Wiley Australia), Encyclopedia of Ecotourism (CABI), and Sustainable Tourism: Theory and Practice (Taylor & Francis). He is a Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism and has delivered numerous invited international keynote addresses on innovative tourism management topics. He has worked with organizations such as UNWTO and PATA as an expert advisor.

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Section 1: Introduction to Ecotourism, D B Weaver 1.1: Principles of Ecotourism, R K Blamey 1.2: Types of Ecotourism, M B Orams 1.3: Ecotourists: Not a Homogeneous Market Segment, P Wight 1.4: Global Growth and Magnitude of Ecotourism, D E Hawkins and K Lamoureux 1.5: Ecotourism in the Context of Other Tourism Types, D B Weaver Section 2: A Regional Survey of Ecotourism by Biome, D B Weaver 2.1: Kenya and South Africa, P U C Dieke 2.2: Anglo-America, D A Fennell 2.3: Asia, A A Lew 2.4: Oceania (Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific), R K Dowling 2.5: Europe, S Blangy and S Vautier 2.6: Latin America and the Caribbean, D B Weaver and R Schluter Section 3: A Regional Survey of Ecotourism by Biome, D B Weaver 3.1: Rainforests, W Frost 3.2: Mountain Ecotourism: Creating a Sustainable Future, P W Williams, T V Singh, and R Schuter 3.3: Polar Environments (Arctic and Antarctic), B Stonehouse 3.4: Islands and Coasts, E A Halpenny 3.5: Deserts, Grasslands and Savannas, D B Weaver 3.6: Marine Environments, C Cater and E Cater Section 4: Ecotourism Venues, D B Weaver 4.1: Public Protected Areas, L J Lawton 4.2: Privately Owned Protected Areas, J Langholz and K Brandon 4.3: Modified Spaces, D B Weaver and L J Lawton 4.4: Wilderness, W E Hammitt and M C Symmonds 4.5: Indigenous Territories, T Hinch Section 5: Ecotourism Impacts, P F J Eagles 5.1: Economic Impacts, K Lindberg 5.2: Environmental Impacts, R Buckley 5.3: Exploring Socio-Cultural Impacts on Local Communities, S Wearing 5.4: Developing Indicators for Destination Sustainability, E Sirakaya, T B Jamal and H-S Choi 5.5: Rural Development, R W Butler Section 6: Introduction to Planning, Management and Institutions, K F Backman 6.1: Management Tools and Techniques: An Integrated Approach to Planning, S Backman, B A Wright and J Petrick 6.2: Policy and Planning, D A Fennell, R Buckley and D B Weaver 6.3: Ecotourism-Related Organisations, E Halpenny 6.4: Ecotourism in the Inter-Sectoral Context, J Cohen 6.5: The Place of Ecotourism in Public Policy and Planning, S Parker Section 7: Introduction to the Business of Ecotourism, B McKercher 7.1: Accommodations, J Gardner 7.2: Tour Operators, B R Higgins 7.3: Tour Guides and Interpretation, B Weiler and S H Ham 7.4: The Business of Ecotourism, B McKercher 7.5: The Pursuit of Excellence: Benchmarking, Accreditation, Best Practice and Auditing, J-P Issaverdis Section 8: Methodologies, Research and Resources: D B Weaver 8.1: Methodological Approaches Used in the Literature, K F Backman and D B Morais 8.2: Information Sources for Planning and Management, P F J Eagles 8.3: Education and Training in Ecotourism, N Lipscombe and R Thwaites 8.4: Areas and Needs in Ecotourism Research, D A Fennell