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Geoheritage and Geotourism : A European Perspective (Hardcover)

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Europe's engagement from the late sixteenth century onwards in scientific Earth science inquiry has generated numerous and varied collections of minerals, rocks, and fossils, together with their associated archives, artworks and publications, forming a rich cultural geoheritage held in major private and especially royal and aristocratic collections, museums, universities, archives and libraries. The mines, quarries, geological structures, landforms, minerals, rocks and fossils - or geodiversity - that underpin these collections populate past and present-day Earth science literature. However, for too long their scientific, historic and cultural significance was not universally recognised and generally they were not accorded adequate resources and protection - or geoconservation. Hence, geotourism was developed in the 1990s to raise public awareness of Europe's geoheritage and geodiversity and to promote its geoconservation; the volume's theoretical essays and case studies examine these four core geoelements and provide a timely introduction for anyone interested in natural history museums, countryside management, and landscape-based tourism.
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Nature, Science
Series Title: Heritage Matters
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Inc
Language: English
Street Date: November 17, 2016
TCIN: 52261065
UPC: 9781783271474
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-6898
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