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Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism

Geoheritage of Volcanic Harrats in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Moufti, Mohammed Rashad, Németh, Károly

  • Provides a comprehensive summary on volcanic geoheritage in the Arabian Peninsula
  • Presents the first collection of data, ranging from historical to recent, on volcanic geology in a largely unknown area
  • Includes color imagery
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About this book

This book records the geoheritage values of globally significant, yet little-known, volcanic geosites in Saudi Arabia. It is the first of its kind to focus on the Middle East, clearly showing the hidden geoheritage value of the volcanic Arabian Peninsula’s harrats and demonstrating why the Saudi Arabian volcanic fields are unique. Along with the systematic geosite description, the book introduces scientifically founded geoeducational programs that can be used to develop our understanding of volcanic geoheritage values of volcanic fields. It offers a detailed and comprehensive research-based description of four of the most accessible volcanic harratts in Saudi Arabia and an additional summary of other more remote fields. Additionally, it discusses geoeducational programs that could be used to link these volcanic areas and use them in volcanic hazard education.

Reviews

“A good book on geoheritage and geotourism is one which motivates the reader to visit the particular sites, and this book completely succeeded in that. … I recommend this highly illustrated and very informative book to a wide audience of volcanologists, geoheritage researchers and geotourists–this is one of the ‘top ten places to see before you die’.” (Hetu Sheth, Bulletin of Volcanology, Vol. 78, 2016)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Moufti, Mohammed Rashad (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Geological Setting

    Moufti, Mohammed Rashad (et al.)

    Pages 23-32

  • Harrat Rahat: The Geoheritage Value of the Youngest Long-Lived Volcanic Field in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Moufti, Mohammed Rashad (et al.)

    Pages 33-120

  • Volcanic Geoheritage of Other Harrats of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Moufti, Mohammed Rashad (et al.)

    Pages 121-180

  • Synthesis of the Geoheritage Values of the Volcanic Harrats of Saudi Arabia

    Moufti, Mohammed Rashad (et al.)

    Pages 181-194

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33015-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33013-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geoheritage of Volcanic Harrats in Saudi Arabia
Authors
Series Title
Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33015-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33015-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33013-6
Series ISSN
2363-765X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 194
Number of Illustrations and Tables
204 b/w illustrations
Topics