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Cover for The impact of development of religious tourism on the host community - a case study of Mount E'mei in China.

This chapter discusses the relationship between religions and tourism, local stakeholders' perceptions of tourism, and the factors that influence those views. A case study of the different perceived impacts (economic, social, cultural, and environmental) of the development of Buddhism-related...

Author(s)
Hu XinLei; Huang Rong
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393197)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Swidden agriculture and sloping land conversion in China's Dulong Valley: impact and adaptation.

The implementation of the Sloping Land Conversion Programme (SLCP) has converted the traditional swidden agriculture practiced in Dulong Valley, Yunnan, China. This chapter discusses the negative impacts of the SLCP on agricultural land use and agrobiodiversity, livelihoods and ethnic culture in...

Author(s)
Shen ShiCai; Li DiYu; Zhang FuDou; Xu GaoFeng; Wilkes, A.; Yin Lun; Jin GuiMei
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An introduction to the 'demon plant' parthenium weed.

Research on parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is in progress in many countries, including Australia, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This book, with contributions from expert researchers with extensive involvement in parthenium weed research ...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Asad Shabbir; Dhileepan, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Analytical framework and methodologies for analysing farm-level vulnerability.

A comprehensive and well-thought-out framework of analysis is a pre-requisite in analysing pathways in improving resilience to climate change. This chapter discusses the analytical framework that includes macro data analysis, modelling, social analysis, etc., with an inclusive Q2 approach. All...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Byjesh, K.; Bantilan, C.; Rao, V. U. M.; Nedumaran, S.; Venkateswarulu, B.; Niranjan, F.; Jayatilaka, W.; Deb, U. K.; Ha, P. Q.; Suddhiyam, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Moving along adaptation pathways toward grass-root resilience: a synthesis.

This chapter reports on cross-country evidence from the micro (farm-level) analysis on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability to the ever-rising climate-related risks. It has also identified the common challenges across countries, as well as unique features within regions, countries and continents....

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Bantilan, C.; Byjesh, K.; Nedumaran, S.; Rao, V. U. M.; Venkateswarulu, B.; Niranjan, F.; Jayatilaka, W.; Deb, U. K.; Ha, P. Q.; Suddhiyam, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biology, ecology and spread of the invasive weed <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Parthenium hysterophorus</i> in India.

This chapter covers the geographical distribution (including central Argentina, the West Indies, the Gulf of Mexico, China, Taiwan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Pacific Islands, Africa, USA, Central America, Australia and India), morphology, ecological and biological traits...

Author(s)
Batish, D. R.; Kohli, R. K.; Singh, H. P.; Kaur, G.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939076)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An analysis of the effects of climate variability in Northern China over the past five decades on people, livestock and plants in the focus areas.

This chapter presents an analysis of long-term trends of air temperature, precipitation, aridity, the interdecadal features and spatial variation of the main pastoral regions of China based on statistical data on annual temperature and precipitation from 173 meteorological stations from 1951 to...

Author(s)
Lu Qi; Wang XueQuan; Wu Bo
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934965)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of theme parks.

This chapter first considers the role played by theme parks as elements for generating new areas of centrality. It then discusses the economic impacts of theme parks at a local and a regional level and their use as tools for development. Also discussed are the environmental and social impacts of...

Author(s)
Clavé, S. A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932084)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Off-road safaris.

This chapter describes the structure of the off-road-safari adventure sector and presents case studies from China, Australia, Kenya, and Namibia. For each of the five case studies, the place, operator, activity, equipment, accommodation, statistics, access, community, experience, environment,...

Author(s)
Buckley, R.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931223)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for River journeys.

This chapter describes the structure of the whitewater adventure sector and examines case studies where the emphasis is on a multi-day journey down a remote river, typically using both rafts and kayaks. These case studies are from China, Russia, Nepal, Australia and Brazil. For each of the six case ...

Author(s)
Buckley, R.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931223)
Type
Book chapter

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