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Cover for Frameworks for tourist destinations.

This chapter reviews frameworks that have been taken from outside the tourism literature and applied to destinations, with a particular emphasis on the relationships between multiple interdependent actors. Six sets of frameworks are discussed: industrial districts, clusters, networks, systems,...

Author(s)
Pearce, D. G.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245837)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ruling out physical disorders leading to behavioural changes.

This chapter reviews some of the most common presentations of psychiatric diseases that result from a physical disease. In addition, approaches to different patients and suggested diagnostic tests are discussed.

Author(s)
Hall, E.; Harcourt-Brown, T.; Hibbert, A.; Waisglass, S.; Denenberg, S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394552)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Health communication.

This book chapter seeks to: (i) consider models of communication and assess their relevance to health communication; (ii) suggest that health promotion must adopt participatory means of communication; (iii) critique top-down 'banking' approaches to communication and education; (iv) discuss the...

Author(s)
Cross, R.; O'Neil, I.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245332)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The Strength of Chemotaxonomy.

This book chapter discusses the history and development of chemotaxonomic methods, with examples of the application to different taxa, and with extensive reference to primary literature and reviews. The application of in silico methods utilizing information from the genome and future directions...

Author(s)
Patel, N. B.; Lawson, P. A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789244984)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Navigating bacterial taxonomy in a world of unchartered microbial organisms.

This book chapter focuses on state-of-the-art informatics techniques that perform bacterial taxonomic assertions on metabarcoding data sets and MAGs, as well as highlighting some of the advantages and disadvantages of the respective approaches and finishes by exploring why they are yet to be...

Author(s)
Kale, V.; Richardson, L.; Finn, R. D.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789244984)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for What can genome analysis offer for bacteria?

This book chapter is organized as follows: (i) the main approaches to the philosophy of taxonomic classification are recapitulated; (ii) the paradigm of polyphasic taxonomy is discussed in this context; (iii) the causes of conflict between previous classifications and genome-scale analyses are...

Author(s)
Göker, M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789244984)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The origin and evolution of parasitism in domestic ruminants.

This introductory chapter provides a brief ecological, evolutionary and historic perspective on parasitism in domestic ruminants. Non-parasitic invertebrates have been present on Earth for hundreds of millions of years, preceding the emergence of vertebrates in the world's fauna. Evidence of...

Author(s)
Forbes, A. B.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245158)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction to livestock and poultry welfare at slaughter.

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the topics discussed in the book, including welfare at slaughter, ways to improve existing equipment, numerical animal-based measurements of welfare, how to achieve good animal welfare and welfare issues that originate on the farm.

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant response to acid rain stress.

Acid rain is known as the 'air killer' because of its devastating damage to the ecosystem. As the major factor in the terrestrial ecosystem, the toxic effect of acid rain on plants has attracted more attention of researchers. The loss in agriculture and forestry caused by acid rain aggravates the...

Author(s)
Liang, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: ecotoxicity in the aquatic environment and implications for human health.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are global environmental pollutants of profound concern. Their presence is ubiquitous in water, air and soil. Their ecotoxicity is continuously under assessment and researchers are engaged linking their presence with risks for human health and wildlife. It is ...

Author(s)
Pampanin, D. M.; Schlenk, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter

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