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While coastal tourism has been treated from many perspectives, Tourism vs Environment: The Case for Coastal Areas offers the first substantial examination of the environmental basis of coastal tourism.
The first part of Tourism vs Environment: The Case for Coastal Areas 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 Tourism vs Environment 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. Tourism vs Environment: The Case for Coastal Areas should stimulate awareness and further research on the coastal environment for tourism.
Part 1 Coastal Environments for Tourism:
1; Coastal tourism, geomorphology and geological conservation - the example of south central England
2; Geomorphological aspects of surfing in Victoria, Australia
3; Analysis of critical coastal processes affecting recreation and tourism development opportunities along south-western Cape coastline
4; Terrestrial coastal environments and tourism in Western Samoa
5; Geoecodynamic assessment to improve the landscape tourist resources in Cancun, Yucatan peninsula, Mexico
Part 2 Tourism vs Environment - Relationships on the Coast
6; Maldivian tourist resorts and their environmental impact
7; Island tourism development in Peninsular Malaysia - environmental perspective
8; Morphology and tourist infrastructures of the Ivorian coast
9; Geomorphology and tourism related aspects of the Lekki barrier-lagoon coastline in Nigeria
10; Geomorphic impacts of resort evolution along the Gulf of Mexico coast - applicability of resort cycle models
11; Coastal geomorphology and tourism on the German North Sea coast
12; Tourist development and coastal conservation in France
13; The impact of man on the shoreline environment of the Costa del Sol, southern Spain
14; Man's impact on the coast of Ireland