Geotourism is tourism surroounding geological attractions and destinations. This unique text uses a wealth of case studies to discuss the issues involved in the management and care of such attractions, covering topics such as sustainability, impacts and environmental issues.
Geotourism: Sustainability, impacts and management leads the reader logically through the process, covering both the theories involved and the practicalities of managing such 'environmentally precious' attractions.
- Looks at the challenges of management strategies and frameworks to address the provision of sustainability in areas of geological attractions, offering practical solutions.
- Uses in-depth examples and global case studies from the UK, Australia, Africa, New Zealand and the US (amongst others) to examine from international, national and local perspectives.
- Considers future directions and challenges.
Undergraduate levels 3-4; postgraduate students on tourism degrees and masters courses; libraries, practitioners and consultants.
Contributors. Editors. Preface. Acknowledgements. The Scope and Nature of Geotourism, David Newsome & Ross Dowling. Part 1 – The Resources for Geotourism; Geotourism in Malaysian Borneo, Felix Tongkul. Geotourism in Potential of Southern Africa, Wolf Uwe Reimold, Gavin Whitefield & Thomas Wallmach. Geotourism in Australia, Jane James, Ian Clark & Patrick James. Geotourism in Resources of Iran, Alireza Amrikazemi & Abbas Mehrpooya. Part 2 – Geoparks; Geoparks: A Regional, European and Global Policy, Marie-Luise Frey, Klaus Schafer, Georg Buchel & Margarete Patzak. Geotourism: A Perspective from South-West Germany, Christof Pforr & Andreas Megerle. Geological Heritage in China, Jiang Jianjun, Zhao Xum & Chen Youfang. Part 3 – Geotourism in Action; Geotourism: A Perspective from the USA, Alexander Gates. Geotourism in Ireland and Britain, Patrick McKeever, Jonathan Larwood & Alan McKirdy. Geotourism in Spain: Resources and Environmental Management, Jose Calaforra & Angel Fernandez-Cortes. Geotourism and Interpretation, Thomas Hose. Geotourism’s Issues and Challenges, David Newsome & Ross Dowling. Appendix 1.
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2005
- 2nd August 2005
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Foundation Professor of Tourism and Head of the School of Marketing, Tourism and Leisure, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Lecturer and teacher of nature-based tourism, School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University, Australia.
"Dowling and Newsome have produced a basis for discussion and research, one which can probably be utilized by all the intended audience: academics, students, planners, industry and the likes." -Patrick T. Maher, Tourism Management, 2006