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Cover for The making of the literary city: Edinburgh, Barcelona and Óbidos.

This chapter interrogates the image of the 'literary city', in particular with the emergence of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and the title of 'City of Literature' (awarded since 2004). Considering the complex relationships between literature and place in global contexts, the first question to ...

Author(s)
Marques, L.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394590)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The role of land reform in rural development: promoting productivity or democracy?

This chapter uses the recent case of land reform in Scotland (in which large private estates are being transferred to community ownership) to reconsider the role of land reform in rural development and, more broadly, the role of property rights. In contrast to reforms that redistribute land (or...

Author(s)
Hoffman, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Indigenous knowledge and natural resources management: an introduction featuring wildlife.

This opening chapter outlines the content of the field of indigenous knowledge research, particularly as it relates to natural resources management. In contrasting indigenous with scientific knowledge, it draws parallels between them and points out how they may complement one another, while...

Author(s)
Sillitoe, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Circling centre, finding our way home: circumambulation pilgrimages around Iona, Mount Tamalpais and labyrinths.

This chapter focuses on contemplative walking as a core pilgrimage practice. By such means, walking becomes a powerful tool in finding one's way home to what the author describes as the centre. The chapter presents an account of labyrinth walks and walking pilgrimages around Mount Tamalpais (Marin...

Author(s)
Pavlinac, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Scaling up and out: agent-based modelling to include farmer regimes.

This chapter uses rule-based approaches as a way to typify and scale complex farmer decision making within a region. It focuses on the concept of scaling out (i.e. extending farm-level models to include wider ecological and social processes) and provides examples of mechanisms for refining and...

Author(s)
Barnes, A. P.; Guillem, E.; Murray-Rust, D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644288)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Establishing systematic crop wild relative conservation in the UK.

The PGR (Plant Genetic Resources) Secure project has provided a platform to encourage and facilitate the development of national conservation strategies in a range of countries from across Europe. In the UK, this has enabled the development of conservation strategies for each devolved...

Author(s)
Fielder, H.; Ford-Lloyd, B.; Maxted, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter highlights the empirical foundations and methodology of the research work conducted in the Lake District National Park (Cumbria) and in Scotland, on which this book on tourism 'greening' is based. The main findings and the structure of the book chapters are also discussed.

Author(s)
Leslie, D.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643564)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tourism enterprise: developments, management and sustainability.

This book examines the tourism business in terms of 'greening' the local economy, people and environment, establishing the green agenda and investigating its application to the tourism sector. This text is founded on empirical research conducted in the Lake District National Park (Cumbria) and in...

Author(s)
Leslie, D.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643564)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Lifestyle farming: countryside consumption and transition towards new farming models.

This chapter deals with the role of 'countryside consumption' as a driver of change in agricultural and land-based activities in Europe. It analyses how increasing utilization of the countryside as a space of consumption (such as for amenity, living space, and leisure activities) has led to a shift ...

Author(s)
Pinto-Correia, T.; Gonzalez, C.; Sutherland, L. A.; Peneva, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for More than just a factor in transition processes? The role of collaboration in agriculture.

This chapter provides insights into the role of collaboration in transition processes in agriculture. It shows how collaboration can be conceptualized as a socio-technical innovation, based on the in-depth analysis of three initiatives (machinery rings in eastern Scotland, CRIE Montado in Portugal...

Author(s)
Schiller, S. R.; Gonzalez, C.; Flanigan, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter

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