July 1, 2008

Book Review - Natural Area Tourism

This book asserts that tourism, when planned and carefully managed, can help people gain an understanding of and appreciation for natural environments. It begins by explaining the ecology of natural areas in non-technical terms, then goes on to discuss how tourism can impact these environments. The majority of the book, however, evaluates strategies to make ecotourism sustainable, both environmentally and economically, and to provide an enjoyable, high-quality experience for visitors. These strategies consider site management, ecological interpretation, and environmental monitoring. As ecotourism grows in popularity, this book is increasingly relevant.

You can find this book in HECSA Library:

Natural Area Tourism: Ecology, Impacts, and Management
David Newsome, Susan A. Moore, and Ross K. Dowling
G 155 .A1 N43 2002