Geoheritage: Assessment, Protection, And Management by Emmanuel ReynardGeoheritage: Assessment, Protection, And Management by Emmanuel Reynard

Geoheritage: Assessment, Protection, And Management

byEmmanuel ReynardEditorJos Brilha

Paperback | December 5, 2017

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For the last 20 years there has been a growing interest in the geosciences for topics related to geoheritage: geoconservation, geotourism and geoparks.Geoheritage: Assessment, Protection, and Managementis the first and only reference book to cover these main topics as well as the relationship of geoheritage to other subjects such as landscapes, conservation, and tourism. The book also 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.



  • Written by a panel of 46 authors from 14 countries in all continents
  • Based on conceptual, methodological, and applied research carried out by academics and practitioners
  • Includes 160 colour images and maps of geoheritage sites
  • Features six case studies from sites in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America
Emmanuel Reynard is a geographer and Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). He chaired the working group on Geomorphosites of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) from 2001 to 2013, and has been president of the Working Group on Geosites of the Swiss Academy of Sciences since 200...
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Title:Geoheritage: Assessment, Protection, And ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:482 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 5, 2017Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128095318

ISBN - 13:9780128095317

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Table of Contents

Geoheritage: A Multidisciplinary and Applied Research Topic Emmanuel Reynard and José Brilha

Geodiversity 1. Geodiversity: The Backbone of Geoheritage and Geoconservation Murray Gray 2. Methods for Assessing Geodiversity Zbigniew ZwoliD ski, Alicija Najwer and Marco Giardino 3. Geodiversity Action Plans A Method to Facilitate, Structure, Inform and Record Action for Geodiversity Lesley Dunlop, Jonathan Larwood and Cynthia Burek

Geoheritage 4. Geoheritage: Inventories and Evaluation José Brilha 5. The Specificities of Geomorphological Heritage Paola Coratza and Fabien Hobléa 6. Fossils, Heritage and Conservation: Managing Demands on a Precious Resource Kevin N. Page 7. Geoheritage and Museums Patrick De Wever and Michel Guiraud 8. The Landscape and the Cultural Value of Geoheritage Emmanuel Reynard and Christian Giusti 9. Geomining Heritage as a Tool to Promote the Social Development of Rural Communities Josep Mata Perelló, Paul Carrión, Jorge Molina, and Roberto Villas-Boas 10. GSSPs as International Geostandards and as Global Geoheritage Stannley C. Finney and Asier Hilario

Geoheritage and Conservation 11. The Conservation of Geosites: Principles and Practice Colin D. Prosser, Enrique Díaz Martínez and Jonathan G. Larwood 12. Geoheritage Conservation and Environmental Policies: Retrospect and Prospect John E. Gordon, Roger Crofts and Enrique Díaz-Martínez 13. Geoheritage and World Heritage Sites Piotr MigoD 14. Geoheritage and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Viola Maria Bruschi and Paola Coratza

Uses of Geoheritage 15. Geoheritage: Getting the Message Across. What Message and to Whom? John Macadam 16. Digital Geovisualisation Technologies Applied to Geoheritage Management Nathalie Cayla and Simon Martin 17. Geoheritage and Geotourism David Newsome and Ross Dowling 18. Geoheritage and Geoparks José Brilha

Case Studies 19. Potential Geoheritage Sites in Ethiopia: Challenges of Their Promotion and Conservation Asfawossen Asrat 20. Geodiversity and Geoconservation in Land Management in Tasmania A Top-Down Approach Chris Sharples, Peter McIntosh and Michael Comfort 21. Geoheritage Evaluation of Caves in Korea: A Case Study of Limestone Caves Kyung Sik Woo and Lyoun Kim 22. Managing Conservation, Research, and Interpretation of Geoheritage Assets at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado, USA Herbert W. Meyer 23. Varvite Park, A Brazilian Initiative for the Conservation and Interpretation of Geoheritage Gilson B. Guimarães, Flavia Fernanda de Lima and Antonio Carlos Rocha-Campos 24. Techniques for the Monitoring of Geosites in Cabañeros National Park, Spain Andrés Díez-Herrero, Juana Vegas, Luis Carcavilla, Miguel Gómez-Heras and Ángel García-Cortés

Conclusion Geoheritage and Geoconservation: The Challenges José Brilha and Emmanuel Reynard