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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Collins Design (15 Dec. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061688436
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061688430
  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 30.5 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,124,431 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anoushka on 22 Dec. 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book is a fantastic work of brilliance. The ecolodges Hitesh has visited, as well as his photography skills are truly inspiring. It would make a wonderful gift to any one from an enthusiast to someone who you know would simply appreciate it.
This book promotes a wonderful concept using Art, which is so rare and educating. A true gem.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ecofan on 28 Nov. 2010
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What an impressive book.

Perfectly timed as the Eco-Tourism industry is in vogue, but with everybody calling themselves an Ecolodge, how do we know where to go? Are they really eco-friendly or just using the term for marketing.

The book gives a definitive guide as to what you should look for when judging an Ecolodge.

The book is worth it for amazing pictures alone.
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By friend_of_the_earth on 16 Jan. 2011
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Truly amazing and inspiring.An essential travel guide book for any traveller that also cares about our planet. The pictures are sensational and I will definately be visiting some of the eco-lodges that the book recomends.
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Inspiring work 4 Feb. 2011
By Annette Lanjouw - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Tourism is a double-edged sword, in that in can bring revenue into communities, but can also damage fragile ecosystems and social structures. Eco-tourism, when done well, is a thoughtful and careful way to ensure environmental and social objectives are met, while still offering visitors the opportunity to visit magical and inspiring places. But it is also a buzz-word, applied to any "nature tourism" destination. Hitesh's book looks at places where ecotourism is real, and where local people and communities are both involved in, and benefit from the tourism enterprise, as well as where fragile and beautiful ecosystems and wildlife are protected and carefully managed to avoid destruction. The photography is gorgeous and the book is inspiring and thought-provoking. It will help people who want to be responsible and thoughtful in their travel...and give plenty of ideas to visitors whatever their budget. It is also, just simply, a beautiful book.... the world is such an incredible place!
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Authentic ecolodges 15 Jan. 2011
By Dr S Pabary - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is truly an an amazing book. It is written in very easy to read language with superb photographs and illustrations. Hitesh Mehta has succeeded in expressing a unique and passionate insight into some of the most beautiful locations in the world. His journeys have allowed the readers to experience visually and accurately how nature can be moulded in an ecological manner to allow us to enjoy the wonders of our planet. It is a book for all ages and a must for reference libraries and all coffee tables.
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Easy to Read & Monumental In Impact and Content 31 Jan. 2011
By Workshop - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is not just a book it is AN EVENT !

After starting to read I encountered an emotion rising in myself that conveyed an urgency to continue. There was something different in the entire presentation that evidenced a rare depth of perception and understanding as if I were captured by a new discovery.

The selection of photographs and well crafted text created a sense of purpose in the respect for nature and the local community that transcends the actual words. I am usually not at a loss for words but I am almost speechless in explaining my reaction and I guess - surprise.

I am awed by Hitesh's presentation, demonstrating and explaining environmental science through actual examples, diagrams and photographs.

Truly a masterpiece and a primer for aspirants to the institution and future development of ecotourism and sustainable technology.
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Worthy Addition to Design or Travel Library 3 Jan. 2011
By sharon swift - Published on Amazon.com
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Authentic Ecolodges is an amazingly comprehensive presentation of a global search for ecolodges which are true to the ideal of sustainable travel. The photography, sketches and site plans are illustrative and beautiful. Combined with text, the book makes a perfect guide for the eco friendly traveller, as well as those interested in architectural design. The beauty and integrity of the book reflects Hitesh's philosophy, dedication and passion to his work.
excellent book, a must read. 6 Jan. 2011
By Salvador - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
It is truly refreshing to read Mehta's 'Authentic Ecolodges', a wonderful book that I strongly recommend to anyone.

Being myself an ecologist I get frequently frustrated not to see enough progress on the field of sustainable, low-impact architecture. I find that, in the relatively new field of ecologically-efficient dwelling design, there is an abundance of good intentions and seemingly great ideas, which unfortunately lack practicality or are economically unsound.

Mehta's book, however, is packed with proven success histories. Each of the 36 ecolodges featured in the book should really be used as a case study by modern architecture and by governments, as an example to inspire new construction codes and regulations. Mehta's rating system to grade an ecolodge success, based on rigorous engineering analysis (structural, environmental, economical) more than just in esthetics, adds credibility to the whole project.

The most important fact l learned from 'Authentic Ecolodges' is that, as Mehta explains, ecologically aware architecture does not necessarily have to be more expensive to construct and maintain than wasteful, high-impact construction. In fact, this `smart' architecture is by definition low-maintenance, and pays for itself in the sort term.

As a sideline, I'll mention that, being myself a vegan, I was delighted (and not surprised at all) to notice that in every ecolodge described there is an emphasis on catering for cruelty-free vegan local gastronomy.

Mehta's book made me want to travel to some of the ecolodges described, which I plan to do.
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