Book Announcement: Tourism in Bali and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

Tourism in Bali and the Challenge of Sustainable Development now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp200, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Tourism in Bali and the Challenge of Sustainable Development, edited by Sylvine Pickel-Chevalier.

This work offers a cross-analysis of the development of tourism in Bali, combining international and intercultural (from Indonesian, French, Australian and English researchers), transdisciplinary and inter-generational research. It questions the capacity of tourism, to be a vector of sustainable development, by analyzing its various social, economic and environmental effects within Balinese society. As such, it represents not only a great research tool, but a fantastic teaching aid. Each chapter comes with its own bibliography, and thus acts as a standalone case study, while making a contribution to the overall thrust of the book. Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Threat of Geopolitics to International Relations: Obsession with the Heartland (Paperback)

Paperback edition of The Threat of Geopolitics to International Relations: Obsession with the Heartland now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Paperback, pp150, £39.99 / $67.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of The Threat of Geopolitics to International Relations: Obsession with the Heartland by William Mallinson and Zoran Ristic.

Geopolitics, both in name, and in its application via geostrategy, is a controversial area of international relations. Although the practice of obtaining resources is as old as Mankind, the word came into its own with the imperial policies of the great powers in the nineteenth century, was used to justify world wars, went into decline, but was ‘taken to America’ and then re-exported to Europe after the last war by the likes of Henry Kissinger. Nowadays, the term is used unconsciously by politicians obsessed with power, often to justify war. This book tears apart the simplistic thinking of geopolitics, and proposes its replacement with the authors’ own method of ‘geohistory’, a method based on recognising that at the base of any analysis and evaluation of the international situation lie human characteristics.
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Book Announcement: The Outback Within: Journeys into the Australian Interior (paperback)

Paperback edition of The Outback Within: Journeys into the Australian Interior now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Paperback, pp210, £29.99 / $50.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of The Outback Within: Journeys into the Australian Interior by Mark Byrne.

What is it about the Australian outback? For nearly two centuries, narratives of outback journeys have been suffused with the aura of death. Why? It is not just that the desert is big, dry, hot and apparently empty. The outback is Australia’s “mythological crucible,” and journeys there have become rites of passage. It is where settler Australians go to die and perhaps be reborn. This book explores the landscape of this evolving national mythology. It argues that a more conscious engagement with the process of symbolic death and rebirth is needed for Australians to enter into a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationship to the land and its Indigenous people.
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Book Announcement: Beringia: Archaic Migrations into North America (paperback)

Paperback edition of Beringia: Archaic Migrations into North America now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Paperback, pp197, £34.99 / $58.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of Beringia: Archaic Migrations into North America by Robert D. Morritt.

This volume is a study of the migration of cultures from Asia to North America from the earliest period of recorded history. Evidence is presented of a connection between the North American Athabaskan language family and Siberia, together with comparisons and examinations of the implications of linguistics from anthropological, archaeological and folklore perspectives. An exploration of the origins of the earliest people in the Americas, this book covers topics including Siberian, Dene and Navajo Creation myths; linguistic comparisons between Siberian Ket Navajo and Western Apache; and comparisons between indigenous groups that appear to share the same origin.
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Book Announcement: Sustainability in Tourism and Regional Development

Sustainability in Tourism and Regional Development now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp220, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Sustainability in Tourism and Regional Development, edited by Marjetka Rangus, Mitja Gorenak and Boštjan Brumen.

The economic and sociocultural significance of tourism today cannot be overstated. With the rapid growth of travel and tourism, more and more research is being undertaken in this field, with particular attention paid to the concept of sustainability.
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World Oceans Day – Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This month, we are pleased to support World Oceans Day, a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year’s theme is “Our Oceans, Our Future”, which will focus on plastic pollution prevention and cleaning the ocean of marine litter. Not only is the protection of the world’s oceans of continuing ecological and environmental importance, but it is also worth remembering how oceans have been the source of artistic and literary inspiration for generations. In the words of American artist Robert Wyland, “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.”

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Book Announcement: Contemporary Studies in Environment and Tourism

Contemporary Studies in Environment and Tourism now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp540, £70.99 / $119.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Contemporary Studies in Environment and Tourism, edited by Recep Efe and Münir Öztürk.

The tourism industry is striving hard to create attractive worlds for its customers. Both as a necessity and as a challenge, this field is overwhelmed by the imagination economy, but raises several questions about tourists, providing opportunities to move deeper into the understanding of complexities involved in relationships among tourists, tourism sites and their historical structure, and environmental sustainability. As a result of this, a serious academic interest in tourism has developed over recent decades as a complex aspect of investigation into humans and their environment. This volume brings together case studies from different parts of the world, focusing on tourism and its interactions with the environment. It provides a general outline of theoretical issues and their practicality in different industrialising countries from both the East and the West. The book will appeal to researchers involved in tourism studies and environmental interactions, as well as academicians and tourism agencies.
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