Geotourism


Author: Ross Kingston Dowling,David Newsome
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0750662158
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 260
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Geotourism is tourism surroounding geological attractions and destinations. This unique text uses a wealth of case studies to discuss the issues involved in the management and care of such attractions, covering topics such as sustainability, impacts and environmental issues. Geotourism: Sustainability, impacts and management leads the reader logically through the process, covering both the theories involved and the practicalities of managing such 'environmentally precious' attractions. * Looks at the challenges of management strategies and frameworks to address the provision of sustainability in areas of geological attractions, offering practical solutions. * Uses in-depth examples and global case studies from the UK, Australia, Africa, New Zealand and the US (amongst others) to examine from international, national and local perspectives. * Considers future directions and challenges.

The History of Geoconservation


Author: Cynthia V. Burek,Colin D. Prosser
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 9781862392540
Category: Science
Page: 312
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This book is the first to describe the history of geoconservation. It draws on experience from the UK, Europe and further afield, to explore topics including: what is geoconservation; where, when and how did it start; who was responsible; and how has it differed across the world? Geological and geomorphological features, processes, sites and specimens, provide a resource of immense scientific and educational importance. They also form the foundation for the varied and spectacular landscapes that help define national and local identity as well as many of the great tourism destinations. Mankind's activities, including contributing to enhanced climate change, pose many threats to this resource: the importance of safeguarding and managing it for future generations is now widely accepted as part of sustainable development. Geoconservation is an established and growing activity across the world, with more participants and a greater profile than ever before. This volume highlights a history of challenges, set-backs, successes and visionary individuals and provides a sound basis for taking geoconservation into the future.

The geology of South Shropshire


Author: Martin Allbutt,William Thornton Dean,Geologists' Association
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 116
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Geological and landscape conservation

proceedings of the Malvern International Conference 1993
Author: Des O'Halloran,Geological Society of London
Publisher: Geological Society Publishing House
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 530
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British Silurian stratigraphy


Author: Richard John Aldridge,Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 542
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Fossil Arthropods of Great Britain


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arthropoda, Fossil
Page: 294
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The species of Arthropods is accorded a special status in the GCR series because of the rarity of the fossils. This volume addresses the evolution and diversity of this animal group. The rarer arthropods - and the sites from which the fossils were recovered are described here.

Report


Author: Institute of Geological Sciences (Great Britain)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780118840675
Category: Geology
Page: 24
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Report


Author: Nature Conservancy Council (Great Britain)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Conservation of natural resources
Page: N.A
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Wildlife Rangers Handbook


Author: G. D. Springthorpe,N. G. Myhill,Great Britain. Forestry Commission
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Forest rangers
Page: 130
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As the nation's largest landowner, the Forestry Commission has given an increasingly good example of proper conservation practice. This handbook, first published eight years ago, has now been reprinted with amendments. It is a practical manual written for working wildlife rangers by working wildlife rangers. Subjects covered range from wildlife and conservation to sporting management, and from crop protection to the ranger and the law.

Fossil Ecosystems of North America

A Guide to the Sites and their Extraordinary Biotas
Author: Paul Selden,John Nudds
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1840765070
Category: Science
Page: 288
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Most major recent advances in understanding the history of life on Earth have been through the study of exceptionally well preserved biotas (Fossil-Lagerstätten). These are windows on the history of life on Earth and can provide a fairly complete picture of the evolution of ecosystems through time. This book follows the success of Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems by the same authors which covered Fossil-Lagerstätten around the world. The success of the first book prompted this new book which draws on four localities from the original book and adds another ten, all located in North America. Following an introduction to Fossil-Lagerstätten, each chapter deals with a single fossil locality. Each chapter contains a brief introduction placing the Lagerstätte in an evolutionary context; there then follows a history of study of the locality; the background sedimentology, stratigraphy and palaeoenvironment; a description of the biota; discussion of the palaeoecology, and a comparison with other Lagerstätten of a similar age and/or environment. At the end of the book is an Appendix listing museums in which to see exhibitions of fossils from each locality and suggestions for visiting the sites.