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Global Geotourism Perspectives

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-906884-17-8-1146

ISBN: 978-1-906884-17-8

Published: April 2010

Component type: book



An outstanding collection of international case studies that provide insight into and suggest best practice for issues such as conservation, risk management, education, marketing, interpretation and technology of actual and developing geotourism sites.

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  • Ross K. Dowling, Edith Cowan University, Australia (Editor)
  • David Newsome, Murdoch University, Australia (Editor)

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Dowling & Newsome, 2010

Dowling, R.K. & Newsome, D. (2010) Global Geotourism Perspectives. Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-906884-17-8-1146


Chapter 1 Geotourism a Global Activity (Dowling & Newsome)

Chapter 2 Australias Geological Heritage raising awareness at a national level (Creaser)

Chapter 3 Active Geothermal and Volcanic Environments as Tourist Destinations (Erfurt-Cooper)

Chapter 4 Caves and Karst Geotourism in Australia (Anderson)

Chapter 5 A Perspective on Rock Climbers, Scramblers and Hill Walkers (Watson)

Chapter 6 Geological Attractions for Tourists in Mauritius (Johnson, Sheth & Ollier)

Chapter 7 Geotourism in the Sultanate of Oman (Lawrence)

Chapter 8 Geotourism in Malaysia Mount Kinabalu, Sabah (Tongkul)

Chapter 9 Geosite Identification as an Element of Promoting Geotourism in a Wildlife Hotspot the Kruger National Park, South Africa (Schutte & Booysen)

Chapter 10 Geotourism and Geoparks in Brazil (Moreira & Bigarella)

Chapter 11 The Geology of Ireland providing a catalyst for sustainable tourism development (Maher)

Chapter 12 The Grand Canyon, USA the experience of managing a world class geotourism destination (Martin)

Chapter 13 Hong Kong Geopark uncovering the geology of a metropolis (Ng, Fung & Newsome)

Chapter 14 Kanawinka, Australia setting up, marketing and ensuring the future of a large geopark (Lewis)

Chapter 15 Geotourism in Greece A case study of the Lesvos Petrified Forest Geopark (Zouros)

Chapter 16 Geotourism Opportunity and Tourism Significance (Newsome & Dowling)


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