Tourism involves travel-based hyper-consumerism that consumes and thus degrades the very attractions that appeal to tourists.

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The Newark Earthworks in Ohio are monuments to the human genius of ancient people who erected these awe-inspiring structures that rank among the world’s most magnificent wonders.

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At many tourist sites, authenticity reigns as the holy grail of the religious quest, a sacred commodity positioned to seduce touristic desires.

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Wonder-Land Illustrated by Harry J. Norton, published in 1873, was one of the first tourbooks recounting the Yellowstone experience for a general audience.

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Rev. Edwin J. Stanley’s 1873 tour of Yellowstone made him a witness to “the scepter of the irrepressible white man” in the divine right of Manifest Destiny.

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Warren Angus Ferris visited Yellowstone in 1834 as the first tourist to experience the thermal features, and the first person known to use the Icelandic word “geyser” to describe them.

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