Explore and Relax in the Colorful Beauty of Rainforest Animals, Birds and Plants Enter the inky jungle of Rainforest Escape and let your imagination and pencil roam wild. As you color in the rich flora and fauna of the tropics, you can practically hear the tree frogs croaking and the soft whir of the hummingbirds’ wings. Inspired by her native Trinidad and Tobago, award-winning illustrator Jade Gedeon takes you on a journey to a breathtaking world of natural beauty. Bring the tropical designs and your artistry to life by coloring or painting the vivid hues of leatherback turtles and island birds, as well as lush rainforest scenes and unique flowers. The patterns will take you away from the stress of the real world and give your mind a mini-vacation. Use colored pencils, pens, markers and even paints on the high-quality premium art paper. The lay flat binding stays open for easy use anywhere. Tear out the finished designs from the perforated edges and display your personalized artwork for all to enjoy. With a wide range of full-page illustrations plus bonus foldout poster pages, you can create an immersive nature experience while traveling or right in your own home. See what beauty and adventures await inside Rainforest Escape.
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Those lost in the rainforest have a lot to be worried about. From sudden rainstorms to disease-carrying insects, there are a lot of dangers that need to be considered. However, readers of this book will be prepared! Through detailed descriptions of how to build shelter, gather food and water, and how to handle the possibility of wild animals, readers learn about the rainforest ecosystem and how to use it well. Survival stories of real people add a captivating element to the main content, and full-color photographs let readers travel deep into the rainforest without getting lost.
This awe-inspiring collection of over 500 amazing photographs will open your eyes to the wonders of life under the canopy. The result of nature photographer, Thomas Marent’s 16-year journey across five continents, Rainforest celebrates the fascinating behaviour and incredible variety of rainforest animals and plants – from resourceful leaf-cutter ants to the multi-hued clouds of butterflies and birds that flutter high in the tree tops. Incredibly, more is known about our universe than the millions of plant and animal species that teem inside these great hothouses of life. Rainforest takes you inside this mysterious realm, with breathtaking photographs and absorbing personal insight. Published in association with the Rainforest Foundation, who receive a donation for every copy sold.
The discerning guide to B&B?s, small hotels, beach houses, cottages, eco retreats apartments, island getaways, boating experiences and day spas in Queensland. First Edition 2004
Globally rainforests are under threat on numerous fronts, including clearing for agriculture, harvesting for timber and urban expansion. Yet they have a crucial role in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and providing other ecosystem services. Rainforests are also attractive tourist spaces and where they have been used as a tourism resource they have generated significant income for local communities. However, not all use of rainforests as a tourism resource has been sustainable. This book argues that sustainability must be the foundation on which tourism use of this complex but ultimately fragile ecosystem is built upon. It provides a multi-disciplinary perspective, incorporating rainforest science, management and tourism issues. The book is organized into four sections commencing with 'Tourism in rainforest regions', followed by 'Threats to rainforest tourism' and 'The development and management of rainforest experiences', and finally 'Wildlife and rainforest tourism'. Each major rainforest region is covered, including the Amazon, Central America, Africa, Australia and south-east Asia, in the context of a specific issue. For example, rainforests in Papua New Guinea are examined in the context of community-based ecotourism development, while the rainforests in Borneo are discussed in an examination of wildlife issues. Other issues covered in this manner include governance, empowerment issues for rainforest peoples and climate change.
- Author : Bill Peel
- Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
- Release Date : 2010
- Genre : Nature
- Pages : 336
- ISBN : 9780643094710
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Explore how lifestyle concepts are linked to marketing the hospitality and tourism industry Hospitality, Tourism, and Lifestyle Concepts: Implications for Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction is a comprehensive benchmark review of how lifestyle concepts can be applied to the hospitality and tourism industry. Noted authorities present multifaceted viewpoints examining a range of topics, such as matching the lifestyles of tourism providers and guests, lifestyle segmentation studies, and methodological issues in lifestyle segmentation research. You’ll learn how the consideration of lifestyle concepts can improve the effectiveness of marketing in addition to providing quality management and improved customer satisfaction in the hospitality and tourism industry. This book provides an in-depth exploration of the implications of lifestyle concepts in the marketing of the hospitality and tourism industry. Each chapter of Hospitality, Tourism, and Lifestyle Concepts: Implications for Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction examines essential issues, including quality management and customer satisfaction, improving customer experience through host-guest lifestyle matching, ways to segment customers by lifestyle, and the benefits and burdens of the gay tourism market. The book confronts widely held beliefs about the industry, confirming or adjusting those views through solid data. Research is clearly presented, always with an eye toward strengthening this fragile industry. Hospitality, Tourism, and Lifestyle Concepts: Implications for Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction discusses: the potential use of lifestyle segmentation to achieve psychographic matching between hosts and guests the significance of the lifestyle concept for the management of service quality and customer satisfaction research into gay tourism marketing, with a discussion about recent evidence suggesting that the distinct purchasing patterns of gays are exaggerated lifestyle market seg
Twins Ben and Zoe are sent to the jungles of Borneo to rescue an orangutan and save his refuge from illegal logging.
Travel to tropical palm-lined beaches, picturesque soaring mountains and hidden temples in the lush jungle as you color to escape the stresses of modern life and experience the culture and beauty of Southeast Asia. Inspired by travels abroad, award-winning illustrator Jade Gedeon takes you on a tour through the many islands that make up this travel destination. Jade Gedeon's jewelry has been sold in Anthropologie and 900 other boutiques around the world and her paintings have been exhibited in Trinidad where she was raised. Artists who enjoy other adult coloring books will love the high quality, thick premium art paper that highlights the varied effects of colored pencils, markers and paints. Blank backs to each design and perforated edge mean readers can tear out their finished artwork to display. It includes 10 large spreads that fold out, readers can enjoy a grand, immersive coloring experience that sets our book apart from others on the market.
The opening of the Amazon to colonization in the 1970s brought cattle, land conflict, and widespread deforestation. In the remote state of Acre, Brazil, rubber tappers fought against migrant ranchers to preserve the forest they relied on, and in the process, these "forest guardians" showed the world that it was possible to unite forest livelihoods and environmental preservation. Nowadays, many rubber tappers and their children are turning away from the forest-based lifestyle they once sought to protect and are becoming cattle-raisers or even caubois (cowboys). Rainforest Cowboys is the first book to examine the social and cultural forces driving the expansion of Amazonian cattle raising in all of their complexity. Drawing on eighteen months of fieldwork, Jeffrey Hoelle shows how cattle raising is about much more than beef production or deforestation in Acre, even among "carnivorous" environmentalists, vilified ranchers, and urbanites with no land or cattle. He contextualizes the rise of ranching in relation to political economic structures and broader meanings to understand the spread of "cattle culture." This cattle-centered vision of rural life builds on local experiences and influences from across the Americas and even resembles East African cultural practices. Written in a broadly accessible and interdisciplinary style, Rainforest Cowboys is essential reading for a global audience interested in understanding the economic and cultural features of cattle raising, deforestation, and the continuing tensions between conservation and development in the Amazon.
1,001 animals to see before they die. From the world?s only multi-species primate sanctuary in South Africa, to the wild ponies of Assateague Island, to the Blue-Footed Boobies of the Galapagos Islands, Destination Wildlife provides all the information the intrepid traveler looking for the best wildlife experiences could need?and rarely finds in other travel guides. Written from a visitor?s perspective?and informed by the National Wildlife Federation and other naturalists? each site in Destination Wildlife has been evaluated by real eco-travelers who have provided insider tips and suggestions that give the what, when, where, how and? most important?the why of every site to maximize each wildlife experience.
Sustainable development is often thought of as a product that can be obtained by following a prescribed course of interventions. Rather than conceptualizing it as a sweet spot of economic, ecological, and social balance, sustainable development is an ongoing process of embroilments requiring constant negotiation of often-competing aims. Sustainable development politics yield highly uneven results among different members of society and different geographic areas. As this book argues, such imbalances mean that sustainable development processes often prioritize economic over environmental goals, perpetuating and reinforcing economic and political inequalities. Governing the Rainforest looks at development and conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon, where the government and corporate interests bump up against those of environmentalists and local populations. This book asks why sustainable development continues to be such a powerful and influential idea in the region, and what impact it has had on various political and economic interests and geographic areas. In other words, as Eve Z. Bratman argues, sustainable development is a political practice in itself. This book offers detailed case study analysis, including of the creation of vast conservation corridors, the construction of one of the largest hydroelectric plants in the world, and new forms of land settlement projects. Based on a decade of Bratman's ethnographic fieldwork throughout Brazil, and particularly along the Trans-Amazonian Highway, Governing the Rainforest offers a fresh take on sustainable development within a multi-level analysis of actors, discourses, and practices.
This easy-to-use guide has everything you need to plan the trip of a lifetime whether you dream of climbing the Sydney harbour bridge, riding the perfect wave at Bondi Beach, watching the sunset over Ayers Rock or strolling the cosmopolitan streets of Melbourne. The best places to visit in Australia are showcased with fantastic photography and detailed descriptions, plus DK's unique illustrations and floorplans. Includes valuable insider information such as Sydney's best beaches and Melbourne's buzzing shopping districts, along with a wealth of practical tips including hotel and restaurant listings, transport maps, suggested itineraries and tours of unmissable sights, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Australia is your ideal travel companion to this fascinating country.
Remote Luxury: Top Resorts Down Under is the ultimate guide to getting away from it all in Australia and New Zealand. Over the past few decades Australia and its equally spectacular neighbour across the Tasman Sea have established a reputation as two of the most sought-after holiday destinations in the world. This reputation is a result of not only the extraordinarily beautiful and varied landscapes both countries boast but also the inspirational ways in which their architects and designers have used these unique settings to create innovative and memorable places to stay. This beautifully photographed publication takes you on a visual journey through the most remote of these idyllic getaways, from luxurious laidback lodges in the outback to sustainable eco resorts in rainforests and sleek retreats by the sea.
For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details. Ready to experience Australia? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Essential Australia travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Australia, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to dive the Great Barrier Reef, scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge, sail the Whitsunday Islands, or explore Aboriginal art in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! Fodor’s Essential Australia includes: • AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of Australia. • SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on diving the Great Barrier Reef, understanding Aboriginal Art, hiking in the Blue Mountains, driving the Convict Trail in Tasmania, and exploring Australia’s renowned wine regions. • INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS that identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more. • MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths to help you maximize your time. • MORE THAN 70 DETAILED MAPS to help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. • EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS with options for every taste. • TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; and a calendar of festivals and events. • LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE on where to find under-the-radar gems including: Western Australia’s Best Beaches, Tasmania’s Top Hikes, 10 Unique Places to Stay, and 20 Things to Eat and Drink in Australia. •HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS to add perspective and enrich your travels. • COVERS: Sydney, New South Wales, Melbourne, Victoria, Tasm
Coastal Queensland Rough Guides Snapshot Australia includes Brisbane Cairns Fraser Island the Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Rough Guides UK
- Release Date : 2012-03-01
- Genre : Travel
- Pages : 170
- ISBN : 9781409360841
The Rough Guide Snapshot to Coastal Queensland is the ultimate travel guide to this dazzling part of Australia. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, whether you're diving the Great Barrier Reef or sailing the Whitsundays, chilling out on Fraser Island or living it up on the Gold Coast. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for a few days or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Australia, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Australia, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, entry requirements and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Australia. Full coverage: Brisbane, the Moreton Bay islands, the Gold Coast including Surfers Paradise, Tomborine Mountain, Springbrook and Lamington national parks, the Sunshine Coast including Noosa, the Fraser Coast including Hervey Bay and Fraser Island, the Southern Reef including Bundaberg and the Great Barrier Reef, Rockhampton, the Capricorn Coast, Mackay, the Whitsundays, Townsville, Magnetic Island, Cairns, the Atherton Tablelands, the Daintree, the Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait Islands. (Equivalent printed page extent 170 pages).
Jimmy Roberts and his robot, Maverick, are ready for the next stage of the robot races which will go through the Amazon rain forest, but his enemy Horace Pelly is equally determined to win--and he does not care how he does it.
Originally published as High Stakes Honeymoon in 2007, New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne takes readers on a romantic journey to Costa Rica! While honeymooning solo might be unconventional, ex-bride-to-be Olivia Lambert can’t waste a fabulous trip to Costa Rica just because her former fiancé turned out to be pond scum. Imagine her surprise when a handsome stranger appears in the jungle—silver machete in his hand! Lucky for Olivia, Ren Galvez is a scientist and one of the good guys. And he was trying to save Olivia from a near-certain death at the hands of one of the bad guys. But who is going to save Ren from her?