Category Archives: Ecotourism

OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2010

The tourism sector, a vital driver of job-creation and growth, is under pressure. Facing an increasingly competitive landscape, tourism in many OECD countries has started to lag, in both growth rate and productivity. This book defines the major trends and … Continue reading

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Eco-Resorts: Planning and Design for the Tropics

Eco-Resorts is a design guide for low impact, environmentally friendly tourist resorts in the tropics. The book is the first to offer architects practical, detailed guidance in developing resort buildings that work with a tropical climate and meet the needs … Continue reading

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Handbook of Research on Geoinformatics

Geoinformatics is the science and technology of gathering, analyzing, interpreting, distributing, and using geospatial information. It encompasses a broad range of disciplines brought together to create a detailed but understandable picture of the physical world and our place in it. … Continue reading

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Terraforming: The Creating of Habitable Worlds (Astronomers’ Universe)

This book proposes a sound and realistic exploration on the topic of terraforming. Often used as the narrative premise in science fiction novels, terraforming is the process by which an uninhabitable planet might be converted into one capable of supporting … Continue reading

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The Big Thaw: Travels in the Melting North

“Traveling in time and space across the Arctic, in The big Thaw Ed Struzik describes at first hand the most alarming environmental crisis of our times,. It’s a land that Struzik is passionate about, and he writes of its frozen … Continue reading

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Polar Lakes and Rivers: Limnology of Arctic and Antarctic Aquatic Ecosystems (Oxford Biology)

This is the first book to describe the ecology of high latitude lakes, rivers and glacial environments in both the North and South polar regions. From the lake-rich floodplains of the Arctic to the deep, enigmatic waters of Lake Vostok, … Continue reading

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Representing, Modeling, and Visualizing the Natural Environment (Innovations in GIS)

The explosion of public interest in the natural environment can, to a large extent, be attributed to greater public awareness of the impacts of global warming and climate change. This has led to increased research interest and funding directed at … Continue reading

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Kyoto (City Guide)

Discover Kyoto Celebrate the seasons at an elaborate geisha dance Rid yourself of bad karma at Jingo-ji – just try not to get addicted Sift through reams of vintage kimono fabric at the local flea markets Make a night of … Continue reading

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Advances in Spatio-Temporal Analysis: in: ISPRS Book Series, Vol. 5

Developments in Geographic Information Technology have raised the expectations of users. A static map is no longer enough; there is now demand for a dynamic representation. Time is of great importance when operating on real world geographical phenomena, especially when … Continue reading

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Encyclopedia of GIS

The Encyclopedia of GIS features a comprehensive and authoritative treatment of Geographic Information Science, with an A-Z format providing easy access to the field. Extensive cross-references support efficient, user-friendly searches. Authored and peer-reviewed by world experts, the entries explain the … Continue reading

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