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The Geotourism Industry in the 21st Century

The Origin, Principles, and Futuristic Approach, 1st Edition

Edited by Bahram Nekouie Sadry

Apple Academic Press

587 pages | 29 Color Illus. | 111 B/W Illus.

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Here is an engaging overview of the development of, definition of, and approach to modern geotourism, a growing movement to help sustain and showcase the distinctive geographical characteristics of many places around the world. This volume, The Geotourism Industry in the 21st Century: The Origin, Principles, and Futuristic Approach,provides a clear conceptual framework with illustrative examples from all corners of the world to better understand abiotic nature-based tourism.

The volume looks at the establishment and effective management of the over 130 UNESCO geoparks around the world and other travel and tourism destinations of interest for their significant historical, cultural, and frequently stunning physical attributes. With studies from a selection of geotourist areas in Poland, Japan, Turkey, Brazil, Albania, California, Mexico, Peru, and other places, the volume explores urban geotourism, mining heritage, geomorphological landforms, geoheritage (based on cultural and historical interest), roadside geology of the U. S., community engagement and volunteer management programs, and much more.

Reviews

“A timely contribution to studies on the status and practice of modern geotourism. . . . A sterling effort . . . As Bahram suggests in the book’s opening sentence, ‘Geotourism is an emerging and promising field for enjoyable and meaningful experiences in contemporary tourism.’ Similarly, this book is an enjoyable read and will add understanding and meaning to its readers’ own geotourism experiences!”

—From the Foreword by Thomas A. Hose, Honorary Research Associate, University of Bristol, United Kingdom; Visiting Professor, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

“An important book because it brings together the interpretive and management aspects of geotourism on a global scale. It reveals geotourism’s potential to popularize the fundamentals of geoscience and open up new pathways of sustainable economic development. Through his own chapters and those of the authors he has invited, Dr. Sadry has conveyed his global knowledge of the geopark movement and the art of geoscience interpretation. . . . This book will help geopark managers, geoscience educators, and all researchers and students of geotourism to use those ‘things themselves’ to instill bone-deep awareness of how the planet works. It will also help them use geotourism to create economic value for alleviating poverty, while protecting resources for future generations.”

—From the Foreword by William (Bill) Witherspoon, PhD, Retired geologist leading walks and talks; Co-author, Roadside Geology of Georgia

Table of Contents

Preface

PART I: GEOTOURISM CONCEPTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

1. The Scope and Nature of Geotourism in the 21st Century

Bahram N. Sadry

2. Historical Viewpoints on the Geotourism Concept in the 21st Century

Thomas A. Hose

3. Urban Geotourism in Poland

Krzysztof Gaidzik

4. Mining Heritage as Geotourism Attractions in Brazil

Antonio Liccardo, Virginio Mantesso-Neto, and Marcos Antonio Leite Do Nascimento

PART II: GEO-ASSESSMENTS: GEOHERITAGE ASSESSMENTS FOR GEOTOURISM

5. Geomorphosites: Aesthetic Landscape Features or Earth History Heritage?

Emmanuel Reynard

6. Geoheritage and Geotourism in Albania

Afat Serjani

7. Establishing an Appropriate Methodology for the Management of Geological Heritage for Geotourism Development in the Azores UNESCO Global Geopark

Eva Almeida Lima and Marisa Machado

8. “Simply the Best”?: The Search for the World’s Top Geotourism Destinations

Murray Gray

PART III: GEO-INTERPRETATION: INTERPRETING GEOLOGICAL AND MINING HERITAGE

9. Interpreting Mining: A Case Study of a Coal Mine Exhibit

Ted T. Cable

10. Geotrails

Thomas A. Hose

11. Interpreting Geological and Mining Heritage

Ross Dowling

12. Evolving Geological Interpretation Writings about a Well-Traveled Part of California, 1878–2016

William Witherspoon

13. Commercially Successful Books for Place-Based Geology: Roadside Geology Covers the U. S.

William Witherspoon and John Rimel

PART IV: GEOPARKS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTS: A BASE FOR GEOTOURISM PROMOTION

14. Community Engagement in Japanese Geoparks

Malcolm J. M. Cooper and Kazem Vafadari

15. The Role of Volunteer Management Programs in Geotourism Development

Cristian Ciobanu and Alexandru Andrășanu

16. Geotourism and Proposed Geopark Projects in Turkey

Gülpinar Akbulut Özpay

17. Geotourism Development in Latin American UNESCO Global Geoparks: Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, and Peru

José Luis Palacio Prieto, César Gosso, Diego Irazábal, José Patrício Pereira Melo, Francisco Do O´De Lima Júnior, Carles Canet, Miguel A. Cruz-Pérez, Erika Salgado-Martínez, Juan Carlos Mora-Chaparro, Krzysztof Gaidzik, Jerzy Żaba, and Justyna Ciesielczu

PART V: GLOBALIZATION AND THE FUTURE OF GEOLOGICAL ATTRACTION DESTINATIONS

18. Dinosaur Geotourism, a World Wide Growing Tourism Niche

Nathalie Cayla

19. Accessible Geotourism: Constraints and Implications

Mamoon Allan

20. Space and Celestial Geotourism

Bahram N. Sadry

21. Post-Mining Objects as Geotourist Attractions: Upper Silesian Coal Basin (Poland)

Krzysztof Gaidzik and Marta Chmielewska

22. Geotourism vs. Mass Tourism: An Overview of the Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark

Kamarulzaman Abdul Ghani

23. The Future of Geotourism

Bahram N. Sadry

Index

About the Editor

Bahram N. Sadry, PhD, is an Adjunct Lecturer and Geotourism Research Freelancer.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS081000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
SCI000000
SCIENCE / General
SCI031000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology