Tourism and change in polar regions : climate, environments and experiences.

Creator

Hall, Colin Michael, ed.
Saarinen, Jarkko, ed.

Title

Tourism and change in polar regions : climate, environments and experiences.

Publisher

Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon [England]; New York : Routledge,

Date

2010

Format

xviii, 318 p. :ill., maps, 24 cm.

Description

Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Tourism and Change in the Polar Regions: Introduction ┬░Definitions, Locations, Places and Dimensions / C. Michael Hall & Jarkko Saarinen -┬░2. Tourism and Environmental Change in Polar Regions: Impacts, Climate Change and Biological Invasion / C. Michael Hall -┬░Part 2: Tourism and Change in the Northern Polar Regions.- Part 3: Tourism and Change in the Southern Polar Regions -
This timely volume provides a contemporary account of tourism and its impacts in polar regions. It explores the development and prospects of polar tourism, as well as tourism's impacts and associated change at high latitudes from environmental, economic, social and political perspectives. It draws on cutting edge research from both the Arctic and Antarctic to provide a comparative review and illustrate the real life issues arising from tourism's role in these regions. Integrating theory and practice the book fully evaluates varying perspectives on polar tourism and proposes actions that could be taken by local and global management to achieve a sustainable future for polar regions and development of tourism."--pub. desc.

Subject

Tourism
Climatic change
Environmental management
Polar regions
Antarctica
Arctic

Source

J14-022

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

ISBN 9780415489997