The Encyclopedia of Ecotourism
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 688 pages|
|Other Information: ||bibliographical references, index|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 27 March 2003|
This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive knowledge base of the rapidly evolving ecotourism sector from the perspective of academic experts and practitioners from around the world. It contains 41 chapters that combine theory and practice in a complementary way. The scope of the encyclopedia includes definitions, regional perspectives, venues, impacts, planning and management considerations, and issues associated with ecotourism businesses, research and training.
Table of Contents
Introduction to ecotourism; a regional survey of ecotourism by continent; a regional survey of ecotourism by Biome; ecotourism venues; ecotourism impacts; introduction to planning, management and institutions; introduction to the business of ecotourism. (Part contents)
"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
|Publisher: ||CABI Publishing|
|Dimensions: ||24.23 x 17.17 x 3.61 centimeters (1.49 kg)|