The Resource Tourism and archaeological heritage management at Petra : driver to development or destruction?, Douglas C. Comer, (electronic resource)

Tourism and archaeological heritage management at Petra : driver to development or destruction?, Douglas C. Comer, (electronic resource)

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Tourism and archaeological heritage management at Petra : driver to development or destruction?
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Tourism and archaeological heritage management at Petra
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driver to development or destruction?
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Douglas C. Comer
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eng
Summary
Once visited only by the cognoscenti of the ancient world, over the last decade Petra has drawn almost a million visitors in some years. Petra burst into popular consciousness with the release of enormously popular motion picture Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1989. Moviegoers all over the world were introduced to some of the spectacular scenic wonders of Petra: the Siq, a narrow chasm with colorful, towering sandstone walls, and Al-Khazna, the exquisitely carved tomb for a Nabataean king. For centuries, the Nabataeans controlled the trade in precious commodities across the Arabian Peninsula, bring spices from Southeast Asia, incense from present-day Yemen, gold and ivory from Africa, and silk from the Far East across the Empty Quarter to ports on the western Mediterranean. In 1985, Petra was included on the list of World Heritage Sites. Since then, low cost jet travel and a fast highway from the capital city of Amman have made the site increasingly accessible. The Jordanian government has made attracting tourists to Jordan a top priority. For all of the attention that Petra has received, it is still surprisingly poorly understood. A widely accepted chronology of the city, even the dates of major tombs and monuments, has yet to be established. Even the mystery of why and how Arab nomads adopted a sedentary lifestyle and built a great city has yet to be fully explained. Will Petra’s popularity as a tourism destination overshadow the importance of addressing these questions, and, more importantly, will tourism damage the archaeological remains there in ways that make answers more difficult or even impossible to find?
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Comer, Douglas C
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0
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DS154.9.P48
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C66 2012
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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SpringerBriefs in Archaeology,
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  • Petra (Extinct city)
  • Petra Great Temple Site (Petra, Jordan)
  • Heritage tourism
  • Historic sites
  • Sciences sociales
  • Sciences humaines
  • Petra (Extinct City)
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Jordan
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Tourism and archaeological heritage management at Petra : driver to development or destruction?, Douglas C. Comer, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource (xvi, 187 pages)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781461414810
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-1-4614-1481-0
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color illustrations, maps.
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remote
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1461414806
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  • (OCoLC)769663568
  • (OCoLC)ocn769663568
Label
Tourism and archaeological heritage management at Petra : driver to development or destruction?, Douglas C. Comer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 187 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781461414810
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4614-1481-0
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1461414806
System control number
  • (OCoLC)769663568
  • (OCoLC)ocn769663568

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