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For the last 20 years there has been a growing interest in the geosciences for topics related to geoheritage: geoconservation, geotourism and geoparks. Geoheritage: Assessment, Protection, and Management is the first and only reference book to cover these main topics as well as the relationship of geoheritage to other subjects such as landscapes, conservation, and tourism. The book also includes methodologies for assessment, mapping, and visualisation, along with case studies and colour images of some of the most important global geosites. This book is an essential resource for geoscientists, park and geopark managers, tourism and regional planning managers, as well as university students interested in geoheritage, geosites, geomorphosites, geoconservation, and geotourism. It also includes critical information on UNESCO’s Global Geoparks, World Heritage and Biosphere Reserve sites, national parks and protected areas in general, land-use planning and nature conservation policies, and in the general contribution of geodiversity for sustainable development.
- Winner of the 2019 AESE Award for Outstanding Publication
- Written by a panel of 46 authors from 14 countries in all continents
- Based on conceptual, methodological, and applied research carried out by academics and practitioners
- Includes 160 colour images and maps of geoheritage sites
- Features six case studies from sites in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America
Geoscientists, park and geopark managers, tourism and regional planning managers, as well as university students interested on geoheritage, geosites, geomorphosites, geoconservation, geotourism, UNESCO’s Global Geoparks, World Heritage and Biosphere Reserve sites, national parks and protected areas in general, land-use planning and nature conservation policies, and in the general contribution of geodiversity for sustainable development
Geoheritage: A Multidisciplinary and Applied Research Topic
Emmanuel Reynard and José Brilha
1. Geodiversity: The Backbone of Geoheritage and Geoconservation
2. Methods for Assessing Geodiversity
Zbigniew Zwoliński, Alicija Najwer and Marco Giardino
3. Geodiversity Action Plans – A Method to Facilitate, Structure, Inform and Record Action for Geodiversity
Lesley Dunlop, Jonathan Larwood and Cynthia Burek
4. Geoheritage: Inventories and Evaluation
5. The Specificities of Geomorphological Heritage
Paola Coratza and Fabien Hobléa
6. Fossils, Heritage and Conservation: Managing Demands on a Precious Resource
Kevin N. Page
7. Geoheritage and Museums
Patrick De Wever and Michel Guiraud
8. The Landscape and the Cultural Value of Geoheritage
Emmanuel Reynard and Christian Giusti
9. Geomining Heritage as a Tool to Promote the Social Development of Rural Communities
Josep Mata Perelló, Paul Carrión, Jorge Molina, and Roberto Villas-Boas
10. GSSPs as International Geostandards and as Global Geoheritage
Stannley C. Finney and Asier Hilario
Geoheritage and Conservation
11. The Conservation of Geosites: Principles and Practice
Colin D. Prosser, Enrique Díaz Martínez and Jonathan G. Larwood
12. Geoheritage Conservation and Environmental Policies: Retrospect and Prospect
John E. Gordon, Roger Crofts and Enrique Díaz-Martínez
13. Geoheritage and World Heritage Sites
14. Geoheritage and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Viola Maria Bruschi and Paola Coratza
Uses of Geoheritage
15. Geoheritage: Getting the Message Across. What Message and to Whom?
16. Digital Geovisualisation Technologies Applied to Geoheritage Management
Nathalie Cayla and Simon Martin
17. Geoheritage and Geotourism
David Newsome and Ross Dowling
18. Geoheritage and Geoparks
19. Potential Geoheritage Sites in Ethiopia: Challenges of Their Promotion and Conservation
20. Geodiversity and Geoconservation in Land Management in Tasmania – A Top-Down Approach
Chris Sharples, Peter McIntosh and Michael Comfort
21. Geoheritage Evaluation of Caves in Korea: A Case Study of Limestone Caves
Kyung Sik Woo and Lyoun Kim
22. Managing Conservation, Research, and Interpretation of Geoheritage Assets at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado, USA
Herbert W. Meyer
23. Varvite Park, A Brazilian Initiative for the Conservation and Interpretation of Geoheritage
Gilson B. Guimarães, Flavia Fernanda de Lima and Antonio Carlos Rocha-Campos
24. Techniques for the Monitoring of Geosites in Cabañeros National Park, Spain
Andrés Díez-Herrero, Juana Vegas, Luis Carcavilla, Miguel Gómez-Heras and Ángel García-Cortés
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- 5th December 2017
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Emmanuel Reynard is a geographer and Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). He chaired the working group on Geomorphosites of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) from 2001 to 2013, and has been president of the Working Group on Geosites of the Swiss Academy of Sciences since 2006. He is a member of the Executive Committee of IAG and Honorary Professor of the University of Bucharest (Romania). He develops research on geomorphological heritage and geotourism, water management in mountain areas, and geohistorical studies of landscape changes.
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
José Brilha is a geologist and Professor at the University of Minho (Portugal). He is President of ProGEO (The European Association for the Conservation of the Geological Heritage), member of the UNESCO Global Geopark Evaluation Team and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and its Geoheritage Specialist Group. He was founder and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Geoheritage, member of the Geoheritage Task Group of IUGS, of the Portuguese Committee for IGCP and of the Portuguese Geoparks Forum. Currently, he develops applied research on geodiversity, geoconservation, and geoparks.
University of Minho, Portugal
Winner of the 2019 AESE Award for Outstanding Publication
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