The Principles of Geotourism - Springer Geography (Hardback)
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The Principles of Geotourism - Springer Geography (Hardback)

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Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 20/05/2015
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The book introduces tourism earth-science as a new scientific discipline by applying the principles of earth-science in the study of natural and human tourism resources. It involves studying the geo-scientific characteristics of these tourism resources through surveys, evaluation and aesthetic value assessment. It also discusses about the principles behind geopark establishment and management. It is an important publication providing direction for geopark and tourism developments in China. The book is a tool for geological heritage survey, assessment and research. It can also be used to assist planning of geopark, national parks, heritage protection and scientific interpretation. It is a valuable teaching material for teachers and students of geoscience and tourism as well as providing useful guidance for geopark managers and tour guides in their operation. In addition, the book also offers scientific knowledge of the surrounding natural and cultural landscapes to the public and the general visitors.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783662466964
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 596 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 18 mm
Edition: 2015 ed.


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"Every chapter provides a critical review of its related literature as well as several examples to illustrate the practical implications of its arguments. ... this is an easy-to-read book that provides a rich set of both theoretical background and practical examples on the various resources and development plans and strategies of tourism earth science. ... The book constitutes a very useful reading for researchers-academics, students, professionals and policy makers involved and interested in geotourism." (Marianna Sigala, Information Technology & Tourism, Vol. 16, 2016)

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