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Main Title The Principles of Geotourism [electronic resource] /
Author Chen, Anze.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lu, Yunting.
Ng, Young C.Y.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2015
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ISBN 9783662466971
Subjects Geography ; Nature Conservation
Internet Access
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Collation XXIII, 264 p. 7 illus. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Research Objects, Tasks and Historical Development of Tourism -- Role of Tourism Earthscience in Tourism Development -- Basic Formation Conditions of Natural Tourism Resources -- Earthscientific Formation Conditions of Cultural Tourism Resources -- Earthscientific Characteristics of Tourism Resources -- Principles of Aesthetic Appreciation of Sceneries -- Survey and Evaluation of Tourism Resources -- Tourism Development Planning -- Protection of Tourism Resources and Tourism Environments -- Geopark -- Prospects of Tourism Earthscience. 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.