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Cover for Tourism routes and their identity.

This chapter introduces the fundamental nature of tourism routes. Sections discuss: the taking and following of routes and trails; routes as ways of describing and defining the movement of travellers; routes and trails as ways of structuring tourism; routes, trails and adventure; and the identity...

Author(s)
Ward-Perkins, D.; Beckmann, C.; Ellis, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394767)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tourism planning and development in Latin America.

This book attempts to overcome past research negligence by focusing exclusively on tourism development, planning and impacts in a wide range of Latin American countries. It aims to widen the documentation and understanding of tourism in the sub-region in the English literature. The book has ten...

Author(s)
Monterrubio, C.; Andriotis, K.; Stylidis, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243048)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Panama, the 'affordable exotic destination': planned tourism success and its unplanned consequences.

Based on long-term anthropological research with Afro-Antillean populations, this chapter documents how Panamanian governments and tourism mediators have created a thriving tourism industry with positive and detrimental consequences in the country. It is argued that due to its wide variety of...

Author(s)
Montero, C. G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243048)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ecuador and Panama: lifestyle mobilities, the golden years and the quest for Paradise.

This chapter examines tourism development experiences in both Ecuador and Panama. Based on ethnographic research, it discusses in particular how lifestyle mobilities are experienced in these two countries, which have both become 'best places to retire' locations for North Americans and Western...

Author(s)
Montero, C. G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243048)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Panama.

The first activity in biological control in Panama concerned import and release of a parasitoid of citrus blackfly in 1931. Later, the development of biocontrol programmes was targeted mainly against pests in sugarcane, vegetables, cantaloupes, watermelons, coffee and rice. In the 1970s, the...

Author(s)
Zachrisson, B.; Barba, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Maintenance of plant species diversity in forest ecosystems.

One of the major questions in ecology is how plant species coexist and thus how diversity is maintained. While there are many theories to explain the maintenance of plant species diversity, compelling empirical support exists for very few of them. Here we summarize four major putative theories to...

Author(s)
Barry, K. E.; Schnitzer, S. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessment of the conservation status of Mesoamerican crop species and their wild relatives in light of climate change.

This chapter presents part of the diagnostic studies that were conducted to evaluate the on-farm, in situ and ex situ conservation status of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) in Mesoamerica, from Mexico to Panama. The assessment of the potential impact of anthropogenic...

Author(s)
Thomas, E.; Ramirez, M.; Zonneveld, M. van; Etten, J. van; Alcázar, C.; Beltrán, M.; Libreros, D.; Pinzón, S.; Solano, W.; Galluzzi, G.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conversion of pastures into <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Tectona grandis</i> plantations in western Panamá: effects on soil properties and the mechanisms underlying these changes.

This study was conducted to understand how soil C and fine roots change in response to pasture conversion and teak plantation establishment in western Panama. The potential positive or negative effects of teak plantations on physical (bulk density) and chemical soil properties (pH, cation exchange...

Author(s)
Schwendenmann, L.; Kaiser, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642109)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A host gaze composed of mediated resistance in Panamá: power inversion in Kuna Yala.

This chapter explains that the history of the Kuna people of Panama is constituted of resistance to outsiders - and that tradition continues today with tourists. Although the Kuna are known worldwide for their hand-sewn mola panels, they remain an elusive mystery to the tourists who come to their...

Author(s)
Savener, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640211)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Finding themselves in San Blas, Panama.

This chapter describes an epiphenomenon wherein tourists, in a condensed time frame, undergo a process of recognizing Marxist alienation in their own lives at home and, subsequently, indulge in delighted relief from that sense of alienation. The study explores the epiphenomenon as it occurs in a...

Author(s)
Savener, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642093)
Type
Book chapter

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