Handbook of Geotourism


Author: Ross Dowling,David Newsome

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785368869

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

View: 310

Ross K. Dowling and David Newsome present an original, substantial and much-needed contribution to the field to further our understanding of geotourism in theory and practice. This Handbook defines, characterizes and explores the subject through a range of international perspectives and case studies, identifying geotourism as a rapidly emerging form of urban and regional sustainable development. With extensive case studies from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa, this global Handbook examines and explains the relationship between geology and tourism. Thematically arranged sections cover the relationship of geology with tourism, sustainability and society, geotourism in urban areas, and interpretation and education strategies. The final two sections assess geotourism's impact through wide-ranging case studies of UNESCO global geoparks and geotourism in a range of countries. The eminent academics and practitioners demonstrate how geotourism is the future for engaging the public and protecting geosites, as well as emphasising the importance of sustainability. An essential resource for students and educators, this Handbook provides an international perspective for those interested in tourism, environmental geography, ecology and geology. Written with practitioners in mind, this book reveals how tourism professionals and geologists should each know about the nexus of their subjects.

Volcanic Tourist Destinations


Author: Patricia Erfurt-Cooper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364216191X

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 8318

This comprehensive book addresses the pressing need for up-to-date literature on volcanic destinations (active and dormant) and their role in tourism worldwide in chapters and case studies. The book presents a balanced view about the volcano-based tourism sector worldwide and discusses important issues such as the different volcanic hazards, potential for disasters and accidents and safety recommendations for visitors. Individual chapters and case studies are contributed by a number of internationally based co-authors, with expertise in geology, risk management, environmental science and other relevant disciplines associated with volcanoes. Also covered are risk aspects of volcano tourism such as risk perception, risk management and public safety in volcanic environments. Discussions of the demand for volcano tourism, including geotourism and adventure tourism as well as some historical facts related to volcanoes, with case studies of interesting socio-cultural settings are included.

Observing the Volcano World

Volcano Crisis Communication


Author: Carina J. Fearnley,Deanne K. Bird,Katharine Haynes,William J. McGuire,Gill Jolly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319440977

Category: Nature

Page: 771

View: 6580

This open access book provides a comprehensive overview of volcanic crisis research, the goal being to establish ways of successfully applying volcanology in practice and to identify areas that need to be addressed for future progress. It shows how volcano crises are managed in practice, and helps to establish best practices. Consequently the book brings together authors from all over the globe who work with volcanoes, ranging from observatory volcanologists, disaster practitioners and government officials to NGO-based and government practitioners to address three key aspects of volcanic crises. First, the book explores the unique nature of volcanic hazards, which makes them a particularly challenging threat to forecast and manage, due in part to their varying spatial and temporal characteristics. Second, it presents lessons learned on how to best manage volcanic events based on a number of crises that have shaped our understanding of volcanic hazards and crises management. Third, it discusses the diverse and wide-ranging aspects of communication involved in crises, which merge old practices and new technologies to accommodate an increasingly challenging and globalised world. The information and insights presented here are essential to tapping established knowledge, moving towards more robust volcanic crises management, and understanding how the volcanic world is perceived from a range of standpoints and contexts around the globe.

Alternative Tourism in Turkey

Role, Potential Development and Sustainability


Author: Istvan Egresi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319475371

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

View: 4690

This book takes inventory of and evaluates the available resources for the development of alternative tourism in Turkey. It examines the role of alternative tourism in future tourism development plans and proposes public policies necessary to assure sustainability. Although tourism started later in Turkey than in the Western Mediterranean countries it has grown very rapidly during the last three decades and today the country ranks among the top ten countries in the world in terms of both arrivals and receipts. However, most of the tourism development has been in the mass tourism sector or the so-called sun-sea-sand tourism. While crucial for the economic development of Turkey, mass tourism, in the absence of proper planning, has happened in a haphazard manner leading to numerous environmental and socio-cultural problems. This book argues that, in order to mitigate these problems, Turkey should encourage the development of alternative forms of tourism.

Geoheritage of Volcanic Harrats in Saudi Arabia


Author: Mohammed Rashad Moufti,Károly Németh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319330152

Category: Science

Page: 194

View: 719

This book records the geoheritage values of globally significant, yet little-known, volcanic geosites in Saudi Arabia. It is the first of its kind to focus on the Middle East, clearly showing the hidden geoheritage value of the volcanic Arabian Peninsula’s harrats and demonstrating why the Saudi Arabian volcanic fields are unique. Along with the systematic geosite description, the book introduces scientifically founded geoeducational programs that can be used to develop our understanding of volcanic geoheritage values of volcanic fields. It offers a detailed and comprehensive research-based description of four of the most accessible volcanic harratts in Saudi Arabia and an additional summary of other more remote fields. Additionally, it discusses geoeducational programs that could be used to link these volcanic areas and use them in volcanic hazard education.

Jeju Island Geopark - A Volcanic Wonder of Korea


Author: Kyung Sik Woo,Young Kwan Sohn,Seok Hoon Yoon,Ung San Ahn,Andy Spate

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364220564X

Category: Science

Page: 88

View: 6772

This book will deal with geological as well as cultural, historical, archaeological and biological aspects in Jeju Global Geopark. It will start with introduction of Jeju Global Geopark, geographic setting, habitats, history, economy and tourism, management, general geology and geosites, future geosites, other significant heritage sites, economically sustainable tourism, education and promotion and management plan.

From Geoheritage to Geoparks

Case Studies from Africa and Beyond


Author: Ezzoura Errami,Margaret Brocx,Vic Semeniuk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319107089

Category: Nature

Page: 269

View: 9446

This unique book is dedicated to helping promote geoheritage, geoconservation, and geoparks in Africa and the Middle East. Local, regional, global and thematic case studies including a geoheritage toolkit are used to illustrate the scope and depth of geoheritage and highlight some current geoparks and aspiring candidates in Africa, the Middle East, China , Europe,and Australia. This special issue mainly consists of the proceedings of the First International Conference on Geoparks in Africa and Middle East (FICGAME) held in, El Jadida, Morocco in 2011. The conference, hosted by the Faculty of Sciences of Chouaib Doukkali University, was organized by the African Geoparks Network and the African Association of Women in Geosciences incollaboration with the UNESCO Cairo Office.

La Garrotxa Volcanic Field of Northeast Spain

Case Study of Sustainable Volcanic Landscape Management


Author: Joan Martí,Llorenç Planagumà

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319420801

Category: Science

Page: 136

View: 8645

This informative book takes readers on an enjoyable journey through the La Garrotxa volcanoes. In addition to a general description of the main geological and volcano logical values of the region, it also provides a detailed account of the history of the region, its biological diversity, and its cultural heritage including architecture, folklore and gastronomy. La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone was declared a Natural Park in 1982 to protect the numerous sites of special interest that are found in this region. The Natural Park has been pioneering in many initiatives aimed at preserving the landscape and natural values and promoting awareness of the area within the community. An important part of this book is dedicated to the insights into the educational programs and outreach developed to disseminate the main values of this region. It shows how sustainable tourism has been implemented and the management plan that has been designed to preserve such important natural and cultural values. Including local experts’ views on the topics covered, this book will appeal to a general audience interested not only in visiting the area but also in gaining insights into an example of geoheritage and geoconservation that has successfully integrated of education, tourism, planning and environmental management.


The Tourism of Geology and Landscape


Author: David Newsome,Ross Kingston Dowling

Publisher: Goodfellow Pub Limited


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 3026

This volume presents a compilation of first-class international research which provides insight into the many facets of this emerging subject, and comprehensively explores the nexus between landscape, geological phenomena, and tourism. It contains examples of geotourism concepts, development, and practice from around the world.

Natural Heritage of Japan

Geological, Geomorphological, and Ecological Aspects


Author: Abhik Chakraborty,Kuniyasu Mokudai,Malcolm Cooper,Mahito Watanabe,Shamik Chakraborty

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319618962

Category: Science

Page: 183

View: 9236

This volume brings together the geological, geomorphological and ecological aspects of Japan’s natural heritage, arguing for dynamic conservation of such heritage and explaining their key characteristics in an accessible format for general readers. Sites from World Heritage Properties (Natural), UNESCO Global Geoparks, and National Parks of Japan representing key facets of this heritage are analyzed in depth, and the text is supplemented with color photographs and useful information for potential travelers. The volume is divided into thematic sections that help understand the diversity of Japan’s natural heritage, with supplementary information on conservation, tourism trends, local culture and lifestyles. In addition, chapters analyzing nature's mechanisms that engender diverse heritage landscapes and conservation/sustainable management schemes make this volume a valuable resource for both general readers and those with more specialized interests.

Tourismus in Australien und Neuseeland


Author: Christof Pforr,Dirk Reiser

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110424541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 337

View: 6118

Auch wenn sich Australien und Neuseeland seit den 1980er-Jahren zu attraktiven Reisezielen des internationalen Tourismus entwickelt haben und die Tourismusbranche beider Länder mittlerweile eine tragende wirtschaftlichen Säule darstellt, gibt es im deutschsprachigen Raum nahezu keine Abhandlungen zu diesem Thema. Dieses Buch stellt die touristische Entwicklung beider Länder dar und leistet damit einen wichtigen Beitrag zum besseren Verständnis der Tourismusdestinationen. Ziel des Buches ist es, Entwicklungslinien des Tourismus in Australien und Neuseeland zu skizzieren, gegenwärtige Aspekte touristischer Entwicklung zu erörtern und zukünftige Trends aufzuzeigen. Die Rolle des Naturtourismus, Entwicklungen im Wachstumsbereich Gesundheitstourismus, die herausragende Rolle des Küstentourismus oder auch das Thema Nachhaltigkeit werden genauer untersucht.


Klima, Vulkane, Flüsse, Pflanzen, Wüsten


Author: Robert R. Coenraads,John I. Koivula,Birgit Lamerz-Beckschäfer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833143779


Page: 576

View: 2250

Text-Bild-Band über die Erde, ihre Entstehung und ihre Landschaften. Im 1. Teil geht es um die geologischen Grundlagen (u.a. geologische Zeiträume, Plattentektonik, Klima früher und heute); im Hauptteil um Naturräume, z.B: Vulkane, Grabenbrüche, Gebirge, Flüsse, Gletscher, Wüsten.

Landscapes and Landforms of Hungary


Author: Dénes Lóczy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319089978

Category: Science

Page: 294

View: 7812

This volume is the first comprehensive description of the most spectacular landforms of Hungary. It is a richly illustrated book which presents a collection of significant sites, capturing the geodiversity of Hungarian landscapes. The Landscapes and Landforms of Hungary discusses the effects of geomorphological features to the landscape, such as volcanism, weathering, fluvial or aeolian erosion, karst formation, gravitational movements, and others. The importance of the conservation of geomorphological heritage is underlined, as well as the importance of geomorphological heritage and conservation. This book can be used for undergraduate and graduate courses in geomorphology, physical geography, hydrogeography, and nature conservation. It will be of benefit to environmental scientists, geomorphologists, conservationists, among others.



Author: Geological Society of South Africa

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geology

Page: N.A

View: 2345

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Geotope und Geoparks

Schlüssel zu nachhaltigem Tourismus und Umweltbildung


Author: Jutta Weber,Reinhard Diehl,Susanne Bühn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783932537387

Category: Geoparks

Page: 109

View: 6542