Handbook of Geotourism
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Handbook of Geotourism

Edited by Ross Dowling and David Newsome

Ross Dowling and David Newsome present an original, substantial and much-needed contribution to the field which will further our understanding of geotourism in theory and practice. This Handbook defines, characterises and explores the subject through a range of international perspectives and case studies, identifying geotourism as a rapidly emerging form of urban and regional sustainable development.
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Chapter 4: Geotourism and cultural heritage

John E. Gordon


Geoheritage and cultural heritage have a range of connections that include: literature and art; architecture and the built environment; landscape character and land use; archaeology and historical values; religious and spiritual values; and the 'memory' of the Earth and the history of geoscience. This chapter provides a selective review of the growing literature on these connections and the opportunities they offer for enhancing the destination experience of a wide spectrum of visitors and communicating the value of geoheritage and the need for its conservation.

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