Tourism, Recreation And Sustainability, Linking Culture And The Environment.

Tourism, Recreation And Sustainability is organised in 3 Parts comprising 16 chapters. , The contributors come predominantly from North America and Australia, although the case study material offers greater global range. , This Second edition has been extensively revised. , I recommend that lecturers who use it for teaching should acquire a copy of the current publication as it updates the legislative and advisory frameworks , within tourism, recreation and sustainability management decisions are taken, and provides many recent references. Following an introductory chapter by the editors, Part 1 presents 5 chapters examining Frameworks and Approaches, Part 2 deals with Tourism, Place and Community in 5 Chapters and Part 3 has 5 chapters examining Emerging Issues in Culture and Tourism, concluding with an informed and useful commentary by the Editors entitled Sustainable Tourism in the 21st Century: Lessons from the Past, Challenges to Address. , Each Part is preceded by a short overview in which the editors orient readers to the ensuing texts. , The book benefits from a short but useful Index. The individual chapters are well researched and well written, and taken together they provide a sufficiently comprehensive overview of theory and practice to support undergraduate courses. , The book will also be useful for taught Masters students. I recommend this book to all academics and it is likely that many tourism and recreation managers will enjoy reading it. , However, as the theme of the book is to link tourism, recreation and sustainability to culture and the environment, I consider that it would have been beneficial if the Editors had sought the views of contributors from other cultures, or at least introduced more analysis of cross cultural variations in tourists&rsquo, responses to places and environments, particularly those from non-Western traditions. ,