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Cover for Thoughts on the adventure sports industry.

This chapter presents the author's reflections on her career choice and path in adventure sport, the positives and negatives for females working in adventure, the importance of specialization for new recruits in adventure, and the state of equal opportunity for females in this industry.

Author(s)
Dennison, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390868)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Being an outdoor instructor: James's experience.

This chapter discusses what made the author decide and how he became an outdoor instructor, as well as his thoughts and feelings about his career. Some advice to future instructors are also presented, as well as a brief view on the future of adventure tourism.

Author(s)
Martin, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390868)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for My path to adventure.

This chapter discusses the author's obsession with surfing, the difficulties he faced while working in the outdoor adventure tourism industry, as well as some positive developments in surf tourism in Cornwall. Some advice are presented to students who may want to start an adventure business. The...

Author(s)
Abell, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390868)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The epidemiology of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium bovis</i> infection in cattle.

This chapter presents some of the historic epidemiological data on the epidemiology of Myobacterium bovis in cattle, including the life history of infection and routes of transmission of M. bovis within herds, data from unmanaged herds endemically infected with bovine tuberculosis, the implications ...

Author(s)
Conlan, A. J. K.; Wood, J. L. N.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for British and Irish butterflies: an island perspective.

This book provides a brief overview of the fast developing research on the butterflies of the islands over the past 20 years. The first three chapters introduce basic topics in island biogeography, past environments and aspects of butterfly biology and study. Chapters 4 to 6 drop down in scale from ...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.; Hardy, P. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395061)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Basics of island biogeography.

This book investigates the biogeography of butterfly species over the British islands, particularly the factors that influence their presence on the islands and that have made each island's butterfly fauna distinctive. It contains a full log of records of species on the islands and much supporting...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.; Hardy, P. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395061)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The British Islands: a geological and historical outline.

This chapter provides an introduction to modern concepts in island biogeography, factors that affect the presence of butterflies, and other organisms, on British and Irish islands. Colonization ability and migration capacity correlate with one another - to be good (bad) at one is often to be good...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.; Hardy, P. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395061)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Island butterflies: understanding and interpreting records.

In early investigations of island biogeography, species were seen very much as binary units, each undifferentiated (equivalent) in status. As research has progressed, it has become increasingly evident that each species has unique attributes that affect its probability of colonizing an island and...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.; Hardy, P. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395061)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for British and Irish Butterfly species: links and gradients.

This chapter considers the unusual nature of the British and Irish butterfly fauna and illustrate, even for such relatively small islands, how environmental gradients have affected their ranges, distributions and changes in geography over very short periods of time.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.; Hardy, P. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395061)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Island associations and species affinities: geographical influences.

In this chapter, as a first step, a brief overview of all European islands is presented. These present an island biogeography context for the butterfly faunas of the British mainland and Ireland, the two micro-continents, which act as key sources of species for the host of surrounding satellite...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.; Hardy, P. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395061)
Type
Book chapter

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