Babb, Florence. 2011. The Tourism Encounter: Fashioning Latin American Nations and Histories. Stanford, CA: Stanford U. Press
Ecotourism: history, policy, business and case studies
Florence Babb tackles the topic of tourism developing in countries that held the off-limits status. These countries include Mexico, Cuba, Nicaragua and Peru. This book reveals complex stories of people linked with trade and how this drastic change in tourism shifts world tourism.
Buckley, Ralf. 2010. Conservation Tourism. U.K.: CABI Publ.
Fennell, David and Ross K. Dowling. Ecotourism Policy and Planning. U.K.: CABI Publ.
This book expands on the negative impacts of global tourism. While tourism provides a broader cultural awareness and a trend for sustained economic growth it also distresses the natural environment. Ultimately, tourism policy makers need to consider new approaches to help ensure local people, the environment, business and tourists stay unaffected by the the negative impacts of tourism.
Haddad, A., and S. Doggett, eds. 1997. Brazil: True Stories of Life on the Road. San Francisco: Travelers’ Tales Inc.
This article chronicles a dinner she was invited to at Marcos and Marinha Nascimento’s house which was in Brazil.This helps to illuminate two different cultures coming together and learning from each other. It also illustrates the author Terri Hinte’s love for Samba.
Mathiessen, Peter. 1978. The Snow Leopard. New York: Penguin Books.
This book shows Peter Mathiessen and field biologist George Schaller studying the Himalayan Blue Sheep and the hard to find Snow Leopard in Nepal. Mathiessen is also on a spiritual quest to find the Lama of Shey. This shows an outer and inner journey where the author finds more about himself then he thought he would.
Strayed, Cheryl. 2011. Wild: from Lost to Found on the P.C.T. New York: Vintage Books.
This documents a young woman, Cheryl Strayed, who is going through a tough time in her life and decides to hike thousands of miles. Her mother died when she was 22 and her marriage quickly falls apart as well so she saw this as an opportunity for growth and change. This was a risky endeavor since she was doing it alone and she also experience. Through this journey from California to Washington she uncovers who she truly is and ultimately becomes a stronger version of herself.