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Road trip new england : 101 excpb.

PIERCE, Walter.
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(2017)  | 9781493027705 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 288pp
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@roadtrip_newengland is a popular regional social media handle created and maintained by the husband and wife team of Walter and Danielle Pierce who have been documenting their trips around New England with original photography and a unique perspective. They are natural trip planners who know how to...

Citizen empowered mapping.

Jokar, Arsanjani Jamal. Leitner, Michael.
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(2017)  | 9783319516288 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 292pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This book promotes the exploitation of novel and emerging approaches for mapping environmental and urban informatics empowered by citizens. Chapters are grouped in three sections representing the main subjects. The first section describes data acquisition and modeling. The second section focuses...

Gis and environmental monitoring : applications in the marine, atmospheric and geomagnetic fields.

Kolios, Stavros. Stylios, Chrysostomos. Vorobev, Andrei V. Vorobeva, Gulnara R.
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(2017)  | 9783319530840 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 174pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This book constitutes a notable contribution to investigate and present the capabilities of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their applicability and usefulness in environmental-related applications and sciences. The focus is on the design, creation, development and operation of integrated web-based...

Greening cities : forms and functions.

Jim, Chi-Yung. Tan, Puay Yok.
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(2017)  | 9789811041112 | Springer | hbk. | book | xix, 372pp | Availability last checked: 8/2/2017
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Introduction.- Urban greenery and urban ecosystems - greening of cities through an ecological lens.- Evolving paradigms in the history of greening cities.- Urban greenery as multi-functional green infrastructure.- High-rise greening - greening the city through its buildings.- Blue-green infrastructure...

Mammoth cave : a human and natural history.

Culver, David. Hobbs, III Horton H. Olson, Rickard A. Winkler, Elizabeth G.
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(2017)  | 9783319537177 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 275pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This book reveals the science and beauty of Mammoth Cave, the world's longest cave, which has played an important role in the natural sciences. It offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment of the cave, combining insights from leading experts in fields ranging from archeology and cultural...

Spatial data handling in big data era : select papers from the 17th igu spatial data handling symposium 2016.

Harvey, Francis. Su, Fenzhen. Xu, Jun. Zhou, Chenghu.
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(2017)  | 9789811044236 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 237pp | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
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This proceedings volume introduces recent work on the storage, retrieval and visualization of spatial Big Data, data-intensive geospatial computing and related data quality issues. Further, it addresses traditional topics such as multi-scale spatial data representations, knowledge discovery, space-time...

50 things to do in maine before you die.

Griffin, Nancy.
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(2017)  | 9781608936298 | Down East Books | hbk. | book | 152pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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The ultimate to-do list for Mainers and visitors alikeWhat better way to celebrate 50 years of book publishing than to celebrate the greatest things Maine has to offer. Following the popular trend in "bucket list" books, this experiential guide will help visitors and residents alike discover everything...

Encyclopedia of gis.

Shekhar, Shashi. Xiong, Hui. Zhou, Xun.
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(2017)  | 9783319178844 | Springer | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | liv, 2507pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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Basic Concepts.- Basic Storage and Retrieval Structure.- Cartography and Visualization.- Commercial GIS.- Commercial Spatial Databases.- Critical Evaluation of Standard Proposals.- Data Exchange and Interoperability.- Digital Road Map.- Emergency Evacuations.- Evacuation Planning and Operations.- GeoSensor...

E-democracy for smart cities.

Vinod, Kumar T. M.
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(2017)  | 9789811040344 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxiv, 551pp | Availability last checked: 24/5/2017
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This book highlights the rightful role of citizens as per the constitution of the country for participation in Governance of a smart city using electronic means such as high speed fiber optic networks, the internet, and mobile computing as well as Internet of Things that have the ability to transform...

No access new york city.

MCDONALD, Jamie.
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(2017)  | 9781493028078 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 224pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2017
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No Access New York City is a collection of the hidden places and little-known facts about New York. These are the secret gems of the city and most are completely off limits to the public. Through these pages explore the secret train station below the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, the gold vault at the Federal...

Milton santos: a pioneer in critical geography from the global south.

Melgaço, Lucas. Prouse, Carolyn.
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(2017)  | 9783319538259 | Springer | hbk. | book | viii, 165pp | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
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Milton Santos and the Centrality of the Periphery.- Technical-scientific-informational Milieu, Networks and Territories.- How can Santos's Theory and Concepts Help us to Better Understand Third World Dynamics and Problems?- Psychosphere and Technosphere: Complex Relations in the Hospital Realm.- The...

Modernization and political actions in the brazilian amazon : the city of baracena, pará.

Nahum, JoĂŁo Santos.
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(2017)  | 9783319580296 | Springer | pbk. | book | ix, 78pp | Availability last checked: 24/5/2017
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This book offers an analysis of the territory of Barcarena, in the Brazilian Amazon. The author studies the land use and the implemented modernization policies that made it one of the richest cities of the state. The political system uses this territory as a resource to provide for the needs of a small...

Progress in Spatial Data Handling: 12th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling

Riedl, Andreas.
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(2017)  | 9783662500545 | Springer | pbk. | 1,  | book | 942pp | Availability last checked: 24/6/2017
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Plenary of Submitted Papers.- The Devil is still in the Data: Persistent Spatial Data Handling Challenges in Grassroots GIS.- Physical vs. Web Space — Similarities and Differences.- Spatial Cognition.- Utilization of Qualitative Spatial Reasoning in Geographic Information Systems.- Identification of...

Urban sustainability through smart growth : intercurrence, planning , and geographies of regional development across greater seattle.

Dierwechter, Yonn.
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(2017)  | 9783319544472 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 220pp | Availability last checked: 8/2/2017
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This book investigates the new urban geographies of “smart” metropolitan regionalism across the Greater Seattle area and examines the relationship between smart growth planning strategies and spaces of work, home, and mobility. The book specifically explores Seattle within the wider space-economy and...

The Swimming Holes of Texas

Wernersbach, Julie. Tracy, Carolyn.
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(2017)  | 9781477312377 | University Of Texas Press | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 28/5/2017
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Nothing beats a natural swimming hole for cooling off on a scorching summer dayin Texas. Cold, clear spring water, big old shade trees, and a quiet stretch ofbeach or lawn offer the perfect excuse to pack a cooler and head out with familyand friends to the nearest natural oasis. Whether you're looking...

Himalayan quality of life : a study of aizawl city.

Saitluanga, Benjamin L.
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(2017)  | 9783319537795 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 136pp | Availability last checked: 3/5/2017
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The book is a study of intra-urban inequality in quality of life (QOL) in Aizawl city. The main objectives of the study include analysis of processes and patterns of social differentiation along the three-dimensional space of Aizawl city as well as analysis of spatial inequality in QOL at the lowest...

Hiking waterfalls in west virginia : a guide to the state's best waterfall hikes.

Molloy, Johnny.
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(2017)  | 9781493023837 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | book | 224pp | Availability last checked: 3/5/2017
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Hiking Waterfalls in West Virginia includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for approximately 100 of the state's most scenic waterfall hikes. Hike descriptions include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. Hiking Waterfalls in West Virginia will take you through state and national...

Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya: An Ambivalent Modernism

McLaren, Brian L.
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(2017)  | 9780295741413 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | pbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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To be a tourist in Libya during the period of Italian colonization was toexperience a complex negotiation of cultures. Against a sturdy backdrop ofindigenous culture and architecture, modern metropolitan culture brought itssystems of transportation and accommodation, as well as new hierarchies ofpolitical...

Urban design and representation : a multidisciplinary and multisensory approach.

Piga, Barbara E. A. Salerno, Rossella.
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(2017)  | 9783319518039 | Springer | hbk. | book | viii, 223pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2017
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This book explores how environmental urban design can benefit from established and emerging representation and simulation techniques that meet the need for a multisensory approach. Bringing together contributions by researchers and practicing professionals that approach the topics discussed from both...

The philippine archipelago.

Boquet, Yves.
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(2017)  | 9783319519258 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxv, 848pp | Availability last checked: 3/5/2017
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PART 1 – Land, history and people.- Chapter 1 7107 islands.- Sea and land intertwined : the terraqueous character of the Philippines.- Mountainous islands from the Ring of Fire.- The high level of maritimity of the archipelago.- Chapter 2 A tropical archipelago.- General characteristics of the Philippine...

Urban transformations in rio de janeiro : development, segregation, and governance.

de, Queiroz Ribeiro Luiz Cesar.
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(2017)  | 9783319518985 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 319pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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This book provides an overview of urban transformations taking place in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the last three decades. It analyses urban dynamics within the metropolis and its relationship with Brazilian urban networks. This book is written by researchers from the Brazilian Metropolitan...

Camping washington : a comprehensive guide to public tent and rv campgrounds.

Giordano, Steve. Rosen, Lynn.
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(2017)  | 9781493026760 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | 3 ed.,  | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This fully updated and revised guide to more than 400 public campgrounds in the state of Washington is perfect for tent and RV campers alike. Within each of the campground listings is vital information on location, road conditions, fees, reservations, available facilities, and recreational activities....

Planning support science for smarter urban futures.

Allan, Andrew. Geertman, Stan. Pettit, Chris. Stillwell, John.
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(2017)  | 9783319578187 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 509pp | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
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This book offers a selection of the best articles presented at the CUPUM (Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management) Conference, held in the second week of July 2017 at the University of South Australia in Adelaide.It provides a state-of-the-art overview of the availability and application of...

Choosing a map projection.

Lapaine, Miljenko. Usery, E. Lynn.
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(2017)  | 9783319518343 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 360pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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This book offers a much-needed critical approach to the intelligent use of the wide variety of map projections that are rapidly and inexpensively available today. It also discusses the distortions that are immanent in any map projection. A well-chosen map projection is one in which extreme distortions...

Travels Among the Dena: Exploring Alaska's Yukon Valley

de, Laguna Frederica.
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(2017)  | 9780295742151 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 368pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This robust and engaging travel narrative re-creates a remarkable adventure inthe summer of 1935, when Frederica de Laguna, then in her late 20s, led a partyof three other scientists down the rivers of the middle and lower Yukon valley,making a geological and archaeological reconnaissance. De Laguna...

Sensing the past : using geotechnologies to unlock space, place and history.

Masini, Nicola. Soldovieri, Francesco.
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(2017)  | 9783319505169 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 593pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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This book provides a complete overview of novel and state of art sensing technologies and geotechnologies relevant to support management and conservation of CH sites, monuments and works of art. The book is organized in an introduction stating the motivations and presenting the overall content of the...

Travels Among the Dena: Exploring Alaska's Yukon Valley

de, Laguna Frederica.
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(2017)  | 9780295742168 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | pbk. | book | 368pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This robust and engaging travel narrative re-creates a remarkable adventure inthe summer of 1935, when Frederica de Laguna, then in her late 20s, led a partyof three other scientists down the rivers of the middle and lower Yukon valley,making a geological and archaeological reconnaissance. De Laguna...

Day trips from phoenix tucson.

HAIT, P. A. M.
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(2017)  | 9781493028054 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | 13 ed.,  | book | 332pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2017
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Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive of these popular Arizona cities. With full trip-planning information, Day...

Pottery, livelihoods, and landscapes : a case study from the peruvian andes.

Bell, Martha G.
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(2017)  | 9783319523309 | Springer | pbk. | book | xvi, 89pp | Availability last checked: 8/2/2017
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This book describes the pottery trade activities of the residents of the community of San Bartolomé de los Olleros in Piura, Peru. Based on extensive interviews with potters and traders, it explains why the barter of pots continues to be practiced, and explores how pottery production and exchange practices...

'this favoured land' : edward king tenison and lady louisa in spain, 1850-1853.

Fontanella, Lee.
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(2017)  | 9783034322089 | Peter Lang Publishing | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 3/5/2017
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Object-Based Image Analysis: Spatial Concepts for Knowledge-Driven Remote Sensing Applications

Blaschke, Thomas.
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(2017)  | 9783662501467 | Springer | pbk. | 1,  | book | 817pp | Availability last checked: 24/6/2017
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Why object-based image analysis.- Object-based image analysis for remote sensing applications: modeling reality – dealing with complexity.- Progressing from object-based to object-oriented image analysis.- An object-based cellular automata model to mitigate scale dependency.- Geographic Object-Based...

North carolina off the beaten path® : discover your fun.

Pitzer, Sara.
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(2017)  | 9781493027576 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | 11 ed.,  | book | 232pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2017
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North Carolina Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience--if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, North Carolina Off the Beaten Path takes the reader...

Kid's guide to washington, dc.

Ogintz, Eileen.
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(2017)  | 9781493027682 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | 2 Revised ed.,  | book | 160pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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Before you plan your family's next excursion in the nation's capital, get some help from a travel professional... and your kids! The Kid's Guide to Washington, DC lets the kids help plan the trip and guides you as you explore the city. Inside you'll find kid-tested tips on where to go, where to eat,...

The sea in world history : exploration, travel, and trade.

Stein, Stephen. , Stein, Stephen K. Stein, Stephen.
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(2017)  | 9781440835506 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 918pp | Availability last checked: 2/4/2017
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In all eras, water transport has served as the cheapest and most efficient means of moving cargo and people over any significant distance. Only relatively recently have railroads and aircraft provided an alternative. Most of the world's bulk goods continue to travel primarily by ship over water. Even...

Iowa off the beaten path® : discover your fun.

Erickson, Lori.
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(2017)  | 9781493027590 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | 10 Revised ed.,  | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2017
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Iowa Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience--if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Iowa Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less...

Societal geo-innovation : selected papers of the 20th agile conference on geographic information science.

Bregt, Arnold. Rip, Frans. Sarjakoski, Tapani. van, Lammeren Ron.
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(2017)  | 9783319567587 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 367pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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This book contains the full research papers presented at  the 20th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, held in 2017 at Wageningen University &  Research  in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The selected contributions show trends in the domain of geographic information science...

Best easy day hikes capitol reef national park.

Prettyman, Brett.
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(2017)  | 9781493026470 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | book | 136pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2017
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Best Easy Day Hikes Capitol Reef National Park features the best easy day hikes throughout the park. With detailed maps and trail descriptions, navigating these wonderful trails is made easy. It's the perfect tool for day hikers, families, and local outdoors people looking to explore Capitol Reef National...

The political thought of abdullah öcalan : kurdistan, women's revolution and democratic confederalism.

Ă–calan, Abdullah.
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(2017)  | 9780745399775 | Pluto Press UK | hbk. | book | 176pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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These are the writings of a man who inspired a new, egalitarian socialist regime in the Middle East today, which is currently fighting against religious extremism and terrorism where the West is failing.Abdullah calan actively led the Kurdish liberation struggle as the head of the PKK from its foundation...

Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism: Management, Opportunities and Challenges

Price, Richard H. , Price, Richard H.
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(2017)  | 9781536107999 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | hbk. | book | 145pp | Availability last checked: 3/5/2017
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Ecotourism, an emergent aspect of tourism, is considered one of the fastest growing industries in the world. According to the Economic Commission for Africa (2011), ecotourism is a panacea for promoting environmental conservation, socio-economic development and improving the living conditions of local...

The Companion Guide to Rome

Masson, Georgina. Fort, John.
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(2017)  | 9781900639453 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | pbk. | 9 ed.,  | book | 738pp | Availability last checked: 4/5/2017
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Six years after his first, very thorough, revision, John Fort has returned tothe task, so that this long-honoured guidebook, regarded by the discerningvisitor, since its first publication forty years ago, as THE indispensableintroduction to the glories of Rome, continues to give an accurate picture...

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Travel, Tourism and the Moving Image

Beeton, Sue.
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(2015)  | 9781845415280 | Channel View Publications | hbk. | book | 264pp
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This book explores the relationship between tourism and the moving image, fromthe early era of silent moving pictures through to cinema as mass entertainment.It examines how our active and emotional engagement with moving images providesmeaning and connection to a place that can affect our decision-making...

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Travel, Tourism and the Moving Image

Beeton, Sue.
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(2015)  | 9781845415280 | Channel View Publications | hbk. | book | 264pp
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This book explores the relationship between tourism and the moving image, fromthe early era of silent moving pictures through to cinema as mass entertainment.It examines how our active and emotional engagement with moving images providesmeaning and connection to a place that can affect our decision-making...

 

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