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Chapter 2 The significance of aesthetic landscape appreciation to modern geotourism provision

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-906884-09-3-1075

ISBN: 978-1-906884-09-3

Published: April 2010

Component type: chapter

Published in: Geotourism: the tourism of geology and landscape

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-906884-09-3-21



Many of the stakeholders involved in modern geotourism provision lack awareness of how the concept essentially ermeged, developed and was defined in Europe. Such stakeholders are unaware of how many of the modern approaches to landscape promotion and interpretation actually have nineteeth century antecedents. Similarly, many of the apparently modern threats to, and issues around, the protection of wild and fragile landscapes and geoconservation of specific geosites also first emerged in the ninetheeth century; the solutions that were developed to address those threats and issues were first applied in the early twentieth century and were subsequently much refined by the opening of the twenty-first century. However, the European engagement with wild and fragile landscapes as places to be appreciated and explored began much earlier than the nineteenth century and can be traced back to Renaissance times. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a summary consideration of this rather neglected aspect of geotourism, initially by considering its modern recognition and definitions and then by examining the English Lake District (with further examples from Britain and Australia available at the website) as a particular case study along with examples.

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  • Thomas A. Hose, Buckinghamshire New University (Author)

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

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Hose, 2010

Hose, T.A. (2010) "Chapter 2 The significance of aesthetic landscape appreciation to modern geotourism provision" In: Newsome, D. & Dowling, R.K. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-906884-09-3-1075


Published in Geotourism: the tourism of geology and landscape

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