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The encyclopedia of ecotourism

  1. Title statementThe encyclopedia of ecotourism / edited by David B. Weaver, School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Griffith University, Australia ; Advisory editors, Kenneth F. Backman,Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, Clemson University, USA, Erlet Cater, Department of Geography, University of Reading, UK, Paul F.J. Eagles, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Canada, Bob McKercher, Department of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.
    PublicationWallingford, Oxfordshire, UK : CABI, 2001.
    Copyright notice date?001
    Phys.des.1 online resource (xiv, 668 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts
    NoteTopical chapters arranged under a common theme.
    Internal Bibliographies/Indexes NoteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
    Notes to AvailabilityAccess limited to subscribing institution.
    Another responsib. Weaver, David B. (David Bruce),
    Backman, Kenneth F.,
    Cater, Erlet,
    Eagles, Paul F. J., 1949-
    McKercher, Bob,
    Another responsib. C.A.B. International,
    Subj. Headings Ecotourism. * Education and Training. * Agencies and Organizations. * Natural Resource Economics, (New March 2000) * Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Economics, (New March 2000) * Policy and Planning. * Water Resources. * Land Resources. * Tourism and Travel. * Rural Development, (New March 2000) * Accommodation. * Arid lands. * Coasts. * Deserts. * Economic impact. * Ecotourism. * Environmental impact. * Forests. * Grasslands. * Islands. * Management. * Marine environment. * Mountains. * Planning. * Polar regions. * Rain forests. * Rural development. * Savannas. * Social impact. * Sustainability. * Tour operators.
    Tour operators. * Tourism impact. * Tourism organizations. * Tourism policy. * Tourism research. * Tourist industry. * Training. * Visitor interpretation.
    Form, Genre Electronic books.
    Document kindElectronic sources
    URLClick here to access resource


    This encyclopedia provides an expert and comprehensive knowledge base of the global ecotourism sector. It is divided into 8 major sections, and contains 41 chapters, individually authored by internationally recognized 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 with ecotourism businesses, research and training. This is a reference work for students, researchers and practitioners in tourism, and ecotourism planners and managers. The encyclopedia also contains a subject index.

    Introduction To Ecotourism / D.B. Weaver -- A Regional Survey by Continent / E. Cater -- A Regional Survey by Biome / D.B. Weaver -- Ecotourism Venues / D.B. Weaver -- Ecotourism Impacts / P.F.J. Eagles -- Planning, Management and Institutions / K.F. Backman -- The Business of Ecotourism / B. McKercher -- Methodologies, Research and Resources / D.B. Weaver.

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