Geotourism: The Tourism of Geology and Landscape

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Geotourism Geotourism: the tourism of geology and landscape is 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. Full description

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The subject of geotourism is growing rapidly with travel to and appreciation of natural landscapes and geological phenomena continuing to grow as a niche area of the global tourism industry. Geotourism: the tourism of geology and landscape is 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. Covering information on landscape appreciation, geoheritage, management, interpretation, education and the future of geotourism, it sets the scene and provides a clear definition of geotourism as well as information on its characteristics. * Comprehensively explores the nexus between landscape, geological phenomena and tourism; * Provides better understanding of geology through tourism and sets an agenda for the future; * Contains international insights and opinions on the management of geotourism: how it might be promoted, how to present it to the visitor, risk management and the vital issue sustainability. With contributions from a team of international researchers, specialists, practitioners and protected area managers, Geotourism: the tourism of geology and landscape contains examples of geotourism concepts, development and practice from around the world. Geotourism: the tourism of geology and landscape is part of a two volume set. Its companion volume Global Geotourism Perspectives brings together a range of case studies of geotourism from a number of countries including Australia, Brazil, China, Greece, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Oman, South Africa and the USA. Taken together, the two books propel the subject to another level and provide an informed platform on which to build the future of geotourism. Essential reading for all students, researchers, practitioners involved in the emerging and growing field of geotourism.

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David Newsome is an Associate Professor in the School of Environmental Science at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. His principal research interests are geotourism and the biophysical impacts of recreation and tourism in protected areas. Professor Newsome's research and teaching focus on the sustainable recreational use of landscapes and the assessment and management of tourism activity in protected areas. He is the lead author of two books Natural Area Tourism: ecology, impacts and management and Wildlife Tourism and co-editor of Geotourism a book which has helped set the scene for the emergence of geotourism as a distinct discipline within the area of natural area tourism. Ross K Dowling is Foundation Professor of Tourism in the School of Marketing, Tourism & Leisure, Faculty of Business & Law, at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. Internationally he is an Advisor, UNESCO Global Network of National Geoparks (France), Executive Board Member of the Indian Ocean Tourism Organization (Oman), and Co-founder, International Cruise Research Society (Germany). In Australia he is Co-founder and Executive Director of Ecotourism Australia as well as an Advisor to Cruise Down Under. In Western Australia he is Chair of the Forum Advocating Cultural and Eco Tourism (FACET) as well as a Council Member of the Royal Automobile Club and the Minister of Tourism's appointee to the Council of the National Trust.

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David Newsome, Ross K. Dowling
Edité par Goodfellow Publishers (2010)
ISBN 10 : 1906884099 ISBN 13 : 9781906884093
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