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Handbook of Geotourism

Edited by Ross Dowling, Edith Cowan University and David Newsome, Murdoch University, Australia
Ross Dowling and David Newsome present an original, substantial and much-needed contribution to the field which will further our understanding of geotourism in theory and practice. This Handbook defines, characterises and explores the subject through a range of international perspectives and case studies, identifying geotourism as a rapidly emerging form of urban and regional sustainable development.
Extent: 520 pp
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Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78536 885 1
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  • Environment
  • Environmental Geography
  • Geography
  • Environmental Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Tourism
Ross Dowling and David Newsome present an original, substantial and much-needed contribution to the field which will further our understanding of geotourism in theory and practice. This Handbook defines, characterises and explores the subject through a range of international perspectives and case studies, identifying geotourism as a rapidly emerging form of urban and regional sustainable development.

With extensive case studies from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa, this global Handbook examines and explains the relationship between geology and tourism. Thematically arranged sections cover the relationship of geology with tourism, sustainability and society, geotourism in urban areas, and interpretation and education strategies. The final two sections assess geotourism’s impact through wide-ranging case studies of UNESCO global geoparks and geotourism in a range of countries. The eminent academics and practitioners demonstrate how geotourism is a vehicle future for engaging the public and protecting geosites, as well as emphasising the importance of sustainability.

An essential resource for students and educators, this Handbook provides an international perspective for those interested in tourism, environmental geography, ecology and geology. Written with practitioners in mind, this book reveals how tourism professionals and geologists can build a common vision by working together in sharing knowledge at the nexus of geology and tourism.
Contributors: M. Allan, R.S. Aquino, A. Asrat, N. Azman, T. Brown, M. Burlando, H.S. Cahyadi, R.M. Clary, K. Crawford, E. da Silva Guimarães, C.N. de Carvalho, E. A. Del Lama, R. Dowling, A. Dumaliang, B.C. Dumaliang, P. Erfurt, S. Espiner, N.T. Farsani, W. Ferreira da Silva Filho, M. Garofano, A. Gates, C. Gomez, J.E. Gordon, M. Gray, N. Grünert, S.A. Halim, Herlina, Y. Jeon, J.F. Johnston, H. Kobryn, I. Komoo, L. Kubalíková, U. Lagally, J. Larwood, E.A. Lima, M. Machado, P. Migoń, R. Miller, D. Newsome, R. Peña, H. Purdie, A. Riganti, J.P.R. Rivera, D.A. Ruban, H. Samodra, L. Sheydder de Oliveira Lopes, R.C. Soares, K. Takenouchi, M.F. Thomas, H. Torigoe, M.J. Van Kranendonk, J. Weber, K.S. Woo, G. Worton, K. Xu
Contents:

Preface

1. Geotourism: definition, characteristics and international perspectives
Ross Dowling and David Newsome

PART I GEOLOGY AND TOURISM
2. Geology for tourism professionals
Jonathan Larwood and Graham Worton

3. Geodiversity, geoheritage, geoconservation and their relationship to geotourism
Murray Gray

4. Geotourism and cultural heritage
John E. Gordon

5. Who are geotourists? A case study from Jordan
Ross Dowling and Mamoon Allan

6. Some characteristics of the geotourism literature
Dmitry A. Ruban

7. The application of geographical information systems in geotourism
Halina Kobryn and David Newsome

PART II GEOTOURISM, SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY
8. Public–private partnership framework for sustainable geopark development
Richard S. Aquino and John Paolo R. Rivera

9. Developing and managing show caves in Italy
Matteo Garofano

10. Geotourism and risk: A case study of a rockfall hazard at Fox Glacier, New Zealand
Heather Purdie, Stephen Espiner and Christopher Gomez

11. Geotourism development and management in volcanic regions
Patricia Erfurt

12. The potential contribution of geotourism in Africa
Michael F. Thomas and Asfawossen Asrat

PART III GEOTOURISM IN URBAN AREAS
13. Geotourism – a focus on the urban environment
Angela Riganti and Jean F. Johnston

14. Generating Interest in Geotourism Near Urban Areas Through Integration with Historical Sites: Iron Mine Trail, Sterling Forest, New York, USA
Alexander Gates

15. Urban geotourism with an emphasis on the city of São Paulo, Brazil
Eliane Aparecida Del Lama

PART IV INTERPRETATION AND EDUCATION STRATEGIES
16. Geo-interpretation: how and for whom?
Piotr Migoń

17. Education as a key tenet of geotourism
Neda Torabi Farsani, Carlos Neto de Carvalho and Kejian Xu

18. Geoheritage and public geoliteracy: Opportunities for effective geoscience education within US parks
Renee M. Clary

19. Earth sciences for everybody as promotion of geotourism: the ‘Day of Geosites’ in Germany
Ulrich Lagally

20. A conversation about geology and tourism in a remote area of Australia
Jean F. Johnston and Martin J. Van Kranendonk

PART V GEOTOURISM’S CONTRIBUTION TO GEOPARKS
21. Geotourism and geoparks
Ross Dowling

22. Geotourism in Bergstrasse-Odenwald UNESCO Global Geopark, Germany
Jutta Weber

23. Geotourism in Beigua UNESCO Global Geopark, Italy
Maurizio Burlando

24. Geotourism in the Azores UNESCO Global Geopark, Portugal
Eva Almeida Lima and Marisa Machado

25. Geotourism in Jeju Island UNESCO Global Geopark, South Korea
Yongmun Jeon and Kyung Sik Woo

26. Geotourism in Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark, Japan
Ko Takenouchi, Hiroko Torigoe and Theodore Brown

27. Geotourism in Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark, Malaysia
Ibrahim Komoo, Sharina Abdul Halim and Norzaini Azman

28. Geotourism in Batur UNESCO Global Geopark, Indonesia
Hanang Samodra, Herlina and Hery Sigit Cahyadi

29. Geotourism in Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark, Canada
Randall Miller

30. Geotourism in Araripe UNESCO Global Geopark, Brazil
Rafael Celestino Soares, Wellington Ferreira da Silva Filho, Laryssa Sheydder de Oliveira Lopes and Eduardo da Silva Guimarães

PART VI CASE STUDIES IN GEOTOURISM
31. The Maltese Islands: Developing and managing geotourism
Kevin Crawford

32. Czech Republic: The planning and management of geotourism’s hidden resources
Lucie Kubalíková

33. Namibia: geotourism in the arid zone
Ross Dowling and Nicole Grünert

34. Philippines: The case of Masungi Georeserve
Ann Dumaliang, Billie Crystal Dumaliang and Rolando Peña

35. New Zealand: A diverse array of geotourism resources
Ross Dowling

36. Conclusions: Thinking about the future
David Newsome and Ross Dowling

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