Author: Ross Kingston Dowling,David Newsome

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750662158

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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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.

The History of Geoconservation

Author: Cynthia V. Burek,Colin D. Prosser

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862392540

Category: Science

Page: 312

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This book is the first to describe the history of geoconservation. It draws on experience from the UK, Europe and further afield, to explore topics including: what is geoconservation; where, when and how did it start; who was responsible; and how has it differed across the world? Geological and geomorphological features, processes, sites and specimens, provide a resource of immense scientific and educational importance. They also form the foundation for the varied and spectacular landscapes that help define national and local identity as well as many of the great tourism destinations. Mankind's activities, including contributing to enhanced climate change, pose many threats to this resource: the importance of safeguarding and managing it for future generations is now widely accepted as part of sustainable development. Geoconservation is an established and growing activity across the world, with more participants and a greater profile than ever before. This volume highlights a history of challenges, set-backs, successes and visionary individuals and provides a sound basis for taking geoconservation into the future.

Geological and landscape conservation

proceedings of the Malvern International Conference 1993

Author: Des O'Halloran,Geological Society of London

Publisher: Geological Society Publishing House


Category: Science

Page: 530

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Fossil Arthropods of Great Britain

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arthropoda, Fossil

Page: 294

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The species of Arthropods is accorded a special status in the GCR series because of the rarity of the fossils. This volume addresses the evolution and diversity of this animal group. The rarer arthropods - and the sites from which the fossils were recovered are described here.

British Silurian stratigraphy

Author: Richard John Aldridge,Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 542

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Author: Institute of Geological Sciences (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780118840675

Category: Geology

Page: 24

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