eBook Geoheritage: Assessment, Protection, and Management, 1st Edition

  • Emmanuel Reynard
  • José Brilha
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  • ISBN-10: 0128095423
  • ISBN-13: 9780128095423
  • DDC: 333.72
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 482 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released May 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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The book 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Cover Images.
List of Contributors.
1: Geoheritage: A Multidisciplinary and Applied Research Topic.
2: Geodiversity: The Backbone of Geoheritage and Geoconservation.
3: Methods for Assessing Geodiversity.
4: Geodiversity Action Plans - A Method to Facilitate, Structure, Inform and Record Action for Geodiversity.
5: Geoheritage: Inventories and Evaluation.
6: The Specificities of Geomorphological Heritage.
7: Fossils, Heritage and Conservation: Managing Demands on a Precious Resource.
8: Geoheritage and Museums.
9: The Landscape and the Cultural Value of Geoheritage.
10: Geomining Heritage as a Tool to Promote the Social Development of Rural Communities.
11: GSSPs as International Geostandards and as Global Geoheritage.
Geoheritage and Conservation.
12: The Conservation of Geosites: Principles and Practice.
13: Geoheritage Conservation and Environmental Policies: Retrospect and Prospect.
14: Geoheritage and World Heritage Sites.
15: Geoheritage and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
Uses of Geoheritage.
16: Geoheritage: Getting the Message Across. What Message and to Whom?.
17: Digital Geovisualisation Technologies Applied To Geoheritage Management.
18: Geoheritage and Geotourism.
19: Geoheritage and Geoparks.
Case Studies.
20: Potential Geoheritage Sites in Ethiopia: Challenges of Their Promotion and Conservation.
21: Geodiversity and Geoconservation in Land Management in Tasmania -A Top-Down Approach.
22: Geoheritage Evaluation of Caves in Korea: a Case Study of Limestone Caves.
23: Managing Conservation, Research, and Interpretation of Geoheritage Assets at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado, USA.
24: Varvite Park, a Brazilian Initiative for the Conservation and Interpretation of Geoheritage.
25: Techniques for the Monitoring of Geosites in Cabañeros National Park, Spain.
26: Geoheritage and Geoconservation: The Challenges.