Tourism vs Environment: The Case for Coastal Areas: A Research Project of the Commission on the Coastal Environment, International Geographical Union / Edition 1

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While coastal tourism has been treated from many perspectives, this book offers the first substantial examination of the environmental basis of coastal tourism.
The first part of the book examines some of the basic aspects and various methodologies of the coastal environment for tourism. Drawing from a wide range of case studies, the second part of the book discusses various tourism—environment relationships of different coastal environments. The examples include atolls and enclave tourism, island tourism and tourism development at various stages, barrier coasts and tourism development at different stages, and complex coastal environments and more mature tourism development. The writers have adopted one or a combination of approaches — empirical, methodological or conceptual — in their contributions. The volume should stimulate awareness and further research on the coastal environment for tourism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792324041
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 9/28/1993
  • Series: GeoJournal Library Series, #26
  • Edition description: 1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; P.P. Wong. Section I: Coastal Environments for Tourism. 1. Coastal tourism, geomorphology and geological conservation: the example of south central England; V. May. 2. Geomorphological aspects of surfing in Victoria, Australia; E. Bird. 3. Analysis of critical coastal processes affecting recreation and tourism development opportunities along south-western Cape coastline; M.E.R. Burns, L. Barwell, T.J.E. Heinecken. 4. Terrestrial coastal environments and tourism in Western Samoa; S. Pearsall. 5. Geoecodynamic assessment to improve the landscape tourist resources in Cancun, Yucatan peninsula, Mexico; J.F. Cervantes Borja, M. Meza Sanchez. Section II: Tourism—Environment Relationships on the Coast. 6. Maldivian tourist resorts and their environmental impact; M. Domroes. 7. Island tourism development in Peninsular Malaysia: environmental perspective; P.P. Wong. 8. Morphology and tourist infrastructures of the Ivorian coast; J. Abe, K. Affian. 9. Geomorphology and tourism related aspects of the Lekki barrier-lagoon coastline in Nigeria; L.F. Awosika, A.C. Ibe. 10. Geomorphic impacts of resort evolution along the Gulf of Mexico coast: applicability of resort cycle models; K.J. Meyer-Arendt. 11. Coastal geomorphology and tourism on the German North Sea coast; D. Kelletat. 12. Tourist development and coastal conservation in France; A. Miossec. 13. The impact of man on the shoreline environment of the Costa del Sol, southern Spain; A.J. McDowell, R.W.G. Carter, H.J. Pollard. 14. Man's impact on thecoast of Ireland; R.W.G. Carter, D.A. Eastwood, H.J. Pollard.

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