• Dogs as pets
      November 2014

      Dogs in the Leisure Experience

      by Neil Carr

      This book explores the social and cultural constructions and debates of what are dogs and what is leisure. It looks at how working dogs play a significant role in leisure experiences such as ensuring the safety of air transport, and considers the differing roles and changing acceptance of dogs’ involvement in sport. Within the setting of the animal welfare and sentience debates, it examines the leisure needs of dogs and their owners. Providing an original contribution to our understanding of dogs as both participants and objects in the leisure experience, this book is a useful resource for researchers in leisure, hospitality and tourism.

    • Gardens (descriptions, history etc)
      May 2013

      Garden Tourism

      by Richard W Benfield

      Garden visitation has been a tourism motivator for many years and can now be enjoyed in many different forms. Private garden visiting, historical garden tourism, urban gardens, and a myriad of festivals, shows and events all allow the green-fingered enthusiast to appreciate the natural world. This book traces the history of garden visitation and examines tourist motivations to visit gardens. Useful for garden managers and tourism students as well as casual readers, it also examines management and marketing of gardens for tourism purposes, before concluding with a detailed look at the form and tourism-based role of gardens in the future.

    • Rabbits & rodents as pets
      March 2013

      Rabbit Production

      by James I McNitt, Nephi M Patton, Steven D Lukefahr, Peter Robert Cheeke

      This new edition of Rabbit Production is fully updated throughout. Mainly concerning rabbits bred for meat and fur, it also contains practical information on pet rabbits, show rabbits and rabbits used as laboratory animals. Core topics are covered, including rabbit genetics, reproduction, health and diseases, behaviour, welfare, fur and meat production, rabbit production in developing countries, slaughter and the marketing of rabbit products. Current areas of interest such as animal welfare and coat colour genetics are expanded in the new edition. An important resource for all those involved in rabbit production, this book is also vital reading for students and researchers of animal science and meat production, as well as the keen amateur rabbit enthusiast.

    • Sports & outdoor recreation
      November 2007

      Olympic Games

      A Social Science Perspective

      by Kristine Toohey. Edited by A.J. Veal.

      This 2nd edition of a highly successful book (published in 2000) provides a comprehensive, critical analysis of the Olympic Games using a multi-disciplinary social science approach. This revised edition contains much new data relating to the Sydney 2000 Games and their aftermath; and preparations for Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Games. The book is broad-ranging and independent in its coverage, and includes the use of drugs, sex testing, accusations of power abuse among members of the IOC, the Games as a stage for political protest, media-related controversies, economic costs and benefits of the Games and historical conflicts between organizers and host communities.

    • Sports & outdoor recreation
      November 2007

      Olympic Games

      A Social Science Perspective

      by Kristine Toohey. Edited by A.J. Veal.

      This 2nd edition of a highly successful book (published in 2000) provides a comprehensive, critical analysis of the Olympic Games using a multi-disciplinary social science approach. This revised edition contains much new data relating to the Sydney 2000 Games and their aftermath; and preparations for Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Games. The book is broad-ranging and independent in its coverage, and includes the use of drugs, sex testing, accusations of power abuse among members of the IOC, the Games as a stage for political protest, media-related controversies, economic costs and benefits of the Games and historical conflicts between organizers and host communities.

    • Farm & working animals
      September 2006

      Feeding in Domestic Vertebrates

      From Structure to Behaviour

      by Edited by Vincent Bels

      Domestication of vertebrates is based on the understanding of the needs of animals in their natural environment. Thus the success of this domestication throughout human history is largely dependant of the knowledge of the animal feeding behaviour. The aim of this volume is to provide advanced students and researchers with a review of current knowledge of feeding in domestic mammals and birds. The book also presents chapters on feeding behaviour in particular species; the scope is wide, covering not only ruminants, poultry and pigs, but also more specifically horses, rabbits and ostrich. Contributors include leading research workers from Europe, USA, Australia and South Africa.

    • Farm & working animals
      April 2003

      Amino Acids in Animal Nutrition

      by Edited by J P F D'Mello

      Fully updated from first edition Includes a wider range of animals Covers both farm and companion animalsAmino acid metabolism and nutrition of farm animals continues to be an active area of research. However, since the publication of the first edition, as Amino Acids in Farm Animal Nutrition (1994), there is now a need to take into account advances in the amino acid nutrition of a wider range of animals, including companion animals. In this new edition, the editor has retained chapters imparting strength to the first version, while introducing authors with new ideas and vision, as well as chapters on other animals such as cats and dogs. The book is theamatically structured and includes chapters of an introductory and general nature with applications to a wide range of animal species, species-related sections, including pigs, poultry, ruminants and other animals and cover applications and perspectives.

    • Sports & outdoor recreation
      January 2000

      Tourism and Development in Mountain Regions

      by Edited by Pamela Godde, Martin Price, F M Zimmermann

      This book discusses the importance of mountain regions, and the precariousness of mountain tourism in the context of ecosystem and cultural conservation. It includes case studies of mountain tourism existing alongside environmental sustainability and community well being. The text presents an integrated approach to mountain-based tourism, balancing the needs of local communities, tourists and environmental conservation.

    • Sports & outdoor recreation
      June 1999

      Sustainable Tourism Management

      by John Swarbrooke

      Sustainable tourism is attracting enormous attention today throughout the world. This book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of the practice and management of the subject. It offers a range of definitions of sustainable tourism from different sectors of tourism and different parts of the world. Key issues and current debates are also discussed and a range of examples of sustainable tourism management practice are given. The book is designed to be interactive, with group and individual exercises and discussion points to further understanding of the subject.

    • Farm & working animals
      December 1997

      Nutrition of Goats

      by Edited by AFRC Technical Committtee

      This report is a comprehensive review of published information on the body composition and digestive physiology of temperate zone goats, the composition of their products, meat, milk and fibre, their voluntary feed intake, and their associated energy, protein, mineral and vitamin requirements. The systematic approach is similar to that of earlier reviews of ruminant nutrient requirements published by the Agricultural Research Council in 1980 and 1984, which are factorial in nature. In particular the energy and protein requirements are expressed in terms of Metabolisable Energy (ARC 1980, AFRC 1990) and Metabolisable Protein (AFRC1992), using the models for cattle and sheep as appropriate. The requirements for calcium and phosphorus have been calculated utilising the factors specified in a separate AFRC report published in 1991. The report also identifies areas where there is a lack of research data specific to goats, recourse having to be made to published data for sheep (particularly for voluntary feed intake and the nutrient requirements of pregnancy) or cattle, as most appropriate. The review has 49 tables covering all aspects of the subject, and is fully referenced. It represents an authoritative review for advanced students, research workers and advisors in animal nutrition.

    • Sports & outdoor recreation
      July 1996

      World Leisure Participation

      Free Time in the Global Village

      by Edited by Grant Cushman, Jiri Zuzanek

      The social, cultural and economic significance of leisure is increasing around the world. Watching television, reading, socializing with friends and family, playing sport, attending entertainment, arts and sporting events, and visiting the coast, the countryside, historic sites, museums, galleries and exhibitions are important aspects of modern life, and providing for these activities is an increasingly significant feature of modern economies. In most developed countries nationwide surveys are conducted periodically to assess levels of participation in leisure activities. This book brings together the results of such surveys from thirteen different countries, namely: Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Spain and the USA. While the surveys vary enormously in scope, methodology, scale and timing, making it difficult to compare leisure patterns directly, they nevertheless indicate some marked similarities in leisure participation in industrial societies in the ‘global village’. The book provides a unique reference source on patterns of leisure participation in the thirteen countries, and also examines the methodological problems of conducting national leisure participation surveys, and their future prospects.

    • Sports & outdoor recreation
      June 1993

      Tourism, Technology and Competitive Strategies

      by Auliana Poon

      Tourism, the world’s fastest growing industry, is now entering a more mature phase. During the 1970s and 1980s mass tourism, with its rigid, standardized packages, developed rapidly and provided many consumers with their first experiences of international travel. Today, a complex and multi-faceted industry, tourism faces growing pressures - consumer demand for more individually tailored holidays, an increasingly competitive operational environment, opportunities provided by new technology and growing environmental concerns. This book analyses the major challenges facing tourism today. The author highlights the central role of information technology in creating mass tourism by the mid-1970’s, and how this technology and innovation is creating a new “best practice” of flexibility, market segmentation and diagonal integration within tourism. The book demonstrates how companies in the industry can enhance their competitiveness in the market place. Aimed at both academics and industry practitioners, this original and challenging work will attract a wide readership.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      March 2017

      Managing Outdoor Recreation

      Case Studies in the National Parks

      by Robert E Manning, Laura E Anderson, Peter Pettengill

      This fully updated second edition presents a conceptual framework of outdoor recreation management in the form of a series of management matrices. It then illustrates this framework through new and updated case studies in the US national parks, and concludes with the principles of outdoor recreation management. Written by an author team with extensive academic and practical experience in the field of outdoor recreation, the book: - Develops and presents a matrix-based framework of strategies and practices for managing outdoor recreation in a sustainable way. - Illustrates application of best management practices through a series of case studies in diverse national parks. - Includes lecture slides and online matrices to aid the teaching of outdoor recreation management to a new generation. Managing Outdoor Recreation, 2nd Edition is an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate students of parks, outdoor recreation and related subjects, as well as a helpful tool for practitioners. ; This fully updated second edition presents a conceptual framework of outdoor recreation management strategies and practices, and illustrates this framework through presentation of a series case studies in the U.S. national parks. ; -: PrefacePART I: MANAGING OUTDOOR RECREATION 1: Parks and Outdoor Recreation 2: Impacts of Outdoor Recreation 3: Outdoor Recreation Management Practices 4: Evaluating Outdoor Recreation Management Practices 5: Applying Outdoor Recreation Management Practices PART II: CASE STUDIES IN THE NATIONAL PARKS 6: Treading Lightly on Acadia 7: Building a Better Campsite Along the Appalachian Trail 8: Let There Be Light in Great Smoky Mountains 9: How Many Visitors is Too Many at Arches? 10: Protecting Biscayne’s Underwater Treasures 11: Saving Bats at Mammoth Cave 12: Turning Off the Lights at Chaco 13: Busing Among the Grizzlies at Denali 14: Winning the Lottery on the Colorado River 15: The Ice Caves are Open, The Ice Caves are Open 16: The Sounds of Silence in Muir Woods 17: Stewarding America’s Antiquities at Mesa Verde 18: What Goes Up Mt Whitney Must Come Down 19: Preventing the Petrified Forest from Disappearing 20: Containing Contaminants at Carlsbad Caverns 21: Bear Etiquette in Katmai 22: Don’t Pick Up Aquatic Hitchhikers in Voyageurs 23: A Mountain with Handrails at Yosemite 24: Doing the Zion Shuttle 25: The Buzz from Above at Grand Canyon 26: Managing Monuments and Memorials at the National Mall 27: Climbing Towards Common Ground at Devils Tower 28: The Winter Wonderland of Yellowstone 29: Alternative Transportation at Grand Teton 30: No Bad Trip in Glacier PART III: CONCLUSIONS 31: Lessons Learned APPENDIX A: MANAGEMENT PRACTICES APPENDIX B: TEACHING AND MANAGEMENT TOOLS

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