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The Resource The encyclopedia of ecotourism, edited by David B. Weaver, (electronic resource)

The encyclopedia of ecotourism, edited by David B. Weaver, (electronic resource)

The encyclopedia of ecotourism
The encyclopedia of ecotourism
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edited by David B. Weaver
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 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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The encyclopedia of ecotourism, edited by David B. Weaver, (electronic resource)
The encyclopedia of ecotourism, edited by David B. Weaver, (electronic resource)
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  • Section 1. Introduction to ecotourism / D. B. Weaver -- Principles of ecotourism / R.K. Blamey -- Types of ecotourism / M.B. Orams -- Ecotourists: not a homogeneous market segment / P.A. Wight -- Global growth and magnitude of ecotourism / D.E. Hawkins and K. Lamoureux -- Ecotourism in the context of other tourism types / D. B. Weaver --
  • Section 2. A regional survey by continent / E. Cater -- Kenya and South Africa / P.U.C. Dieke -- Anglo-America / D.A. Fennell -- Asia / A.A. Lew -- Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific) / R.K. Dowling -- Europe / S. Blangy and S. Vautier -- Latin America and the Caribbean / D.B. Weaver and R. Schlüter --
  • Section 3. A regional survey by biome / D.B. Weaver -- Rainforests / W. Frost -- Mountain ecotourism: creating a sustainable future / P.W. Williams, T.V. Singh and R. Schlülter -- Polar environments / B. Stonehouse -- Islands and coasts / E.A. Halpenny -- Deserts, grasslands and savannahs / D.B. Weaver -- Marine environments / C. Cater and E. Cater --
  • Section 4. Ecotourism venues / D.B. Weaver -- Public protected areas / L. J. Lawton -- Privately owned protected areas / J. Langholz and K. Brandon -- Modified spaces / L. J. Lawton and D.B. Weaver -- Wilderness / W.E. Hammitt and M.C. Symmonds -- Indigenous territories / T. Hinch --
  • Section 5. Ecotourism impacts / P.F.J. Eagles -- Economic impacts / K.Lindberg -- Environmental impacts / R. Buckley -- Exploring socio-cultural impacts on local communities / S. Wearing -- Developing indicators for destination sustainability / E. Sirakaya, T.B. Jamal and H.S.Choi -- Rural development / R.W. Butler --
  • Section 6. Planning, management and institutions / K.F. Backman -- Management tools and techniques: an integrated approach to planning / S. Backman, J. Petrick and B.A. Wright -- Policy and planning/ D.A. Fennell, R. Buckley and D.B. Weaver -- Ecotourism-related organizations / E.A. Halpenny -- Ecotourism in the inter-sectoral context / J. Cohen -- The place of ecotourism in public policy and planning / S. Parker --
  • Section 7. The Business of ecotourism / B. McKercher -- Accommodations / J. Gardner -- Tour operators/ B.R. Higgins -- Tour guides and interpretation / B. Weiler and S.H. Ham -- The business of ecotourism / B. McKercher -- The pursuit of excellence: benchmarking, accreditation, best practice and auditing / J.P. Issaverdis --
  • Section 8. Methodologies, research and resources / D.B. Weaver -- Methodological approaches used in the literature / K.F. Backman and D.B. Morais -- Information sources for planning and management / P.F.J. Eagles -- Education and training / N. Lipscombe and R. Thwaites / Areas and needs in ecotourism research / D.A. Fennell -- Glossary
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