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An Introduction to the Geography of Tourism (Paperback)
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An Introduction to the Geography of Tourism (Paperback)

Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 03/03/2017
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Tourism is an astonishingly complex phenomenon that is becoming an ever-greater part of life in today's global world. This clear and engaging text introduces undergraduate students to this vast and diverse subject through the lens of geography, the only field with the breadth to consider all of the aspects, activities, and perspectives that constitute tourism. Indeed, geography and tourism have always been interconnected, and Velvet Nelson reinforces the relationship between them by using both human and physical geography to interpret all facets of tourism-economic, social, and environmental. She shows how geography provides the tools and concepts to consider both the positive and negative factors that affect tourists and destinations as well as the effects tourism has on both peoples and places. Her real-world case studies, based both on research and on the experiences of tourists themselves, vividly illustrate key issues. This comprehensive, thematically organized introduction will enhance students' understanding of geographic concepts and how they can be used as a way of viewing and understanding the world.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442271081
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 254 x 175 x 21 mm
Edition: Second Edition

"In this second edition, prominent tourism geographer Velvet Nelson provides an excellent foundational text for the field. With the standard sixteen-week semester in mind, Professor Nelson meticulously leads students through the vast scope of tourism geography, listing key terms and inviting students to further explore this exciting field through her bibliographies. The book also contains excellent, highly relevant examples throughout. This is THE textbook for undergraduate-level tourism geography courses. " -- Daniel Knudsen, University of Indiana
"Velvet Nelson's compelling text effectively presents geography as an essential approach to understanding tourism and introduces students to a broad range of topics in this interdisciplinary field. Most importantly, this book helps students think critically about key issues in tourism including place and identity, sustainability, and economic development." -- Steve Hanna, University of Mary Washington
My students really love the book. They appreciate the clarity of writing and, for a group of non-geographers, they come away with a better understanding of what geography is/can study/can be, and how tourism fits into the picture. -- Matthew R. Cook, Eastern Michigan University

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