Indigenous Ecotourism: Sustainable Development and Management

The title of this book suggests so much potential, but in reality is rather dull and stogy. There are eight chapters, of which six relate to geographical regions of the world. Within each of the geographical chapters are a large number of short case studies relating to countries or ecotourism ventures within the area. These case studies are well written and informative, but sadly lack the support of tables of data, graphs, maps or photographs and are thus rather descriptive in their style. It is fortunate that the case studies are short as the density of the text, without illustration, is the biggest let down of this book. It is likely that this publication will be on the shelves of university libraries for reference by students, rather than becoming a recommended text. The references at the end of each case study are extensive and the author is to be commended for the volume of secondary research which has been undertaken to compile this heavy weight volume. Readers may find this volume useful as an ",entry", into the subject matter and the means to select countries and/or projects for further study. The lack of quantitative data and sense of place let this text down and prevent it from being the recommended source of information on applied ecotourism study.