Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism

Natural Heritage of Japan

Geological, Geomorphological, and Ecological Aspects

Editors: Chakraborty, A., Mokudai, K., Cooper, M., Watanabe, M., Chakraborty, S. (Eds.)

  • Introduction to the geological, geomorphological and ecological aspects of Japan’s natural heritage
  • Contains color photographs of the sites, clear and up-to-date maps, and travel directions to the natural heritage of Japan
  • Chapters on issues like conservation, geopark management, and characteristics of the country’s natural heritage
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About this book

This volume brings together the geological, geomorphological and ecological aspects of Japan’s natural heritage, arguing for dynamic conservation of such heritage and explaining their key characteristics in an accessible format for general readers. Sites from World Heritage Properties (Natural), UNESCO Global Geoparks, and National Parks of Japan representing key facets of this heritage are analyzed in depth, and the text is supplemented with color photographs and useful information for potential travelers. The volume is divided into thematic sections that help understand the diversity of Japan’s natural heritage, with supplementary information on conservation, tourism trends, local culture and lifestyles. In addition, chapters analyzing nature's mechanisms that engender diverse heritage landscapes and conservation/sustainable management schemes make this volume a valuable resource for both general readers and those with more specialized interests.

About the authors

Abhik Chakraborty is a Lecturer at Center for Tourism Research, Wakayama University. His research interests include complex environmental systems, landscape change, nature conservation and the Anthropocene. 

 

Kuniyasu Mokudai is currently the CEO of Japan Geoservice Inc, a consulting firm for the protection and interpretation of geological heritage. His field of specialization is mountain geomorphology and nature conservation science.

 

Malcolm Cooper is Emeritus Professor at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. He has held previous appointments at the Universities of New England, Adelaide and Southern Queensland (Australia), and Waiariki Institute of Technology (New Zealand). He has worked in the environmental planning and tourism policy areas for Federal, State and Local Governments in Australia, and as both a private environmental consultant and a tourism education consultant to the Governments of Sri Lanka, China and Vietnam. 

 

Mahito Watanabe is at the Geological Survey of Japan, AIST. His field of specialization is Geology, especially biostratigraphy of the Neogene sediments. He has been instrumental in introducing and disseminating the Geopark concept in Japan. He is also currently involved in evaluation of global geoparks as a Member of the UNESCO Geopark Council and networking of geoparks as Member of the Exective Committee of the Global Geoparks network and the Advisory Committee of the Asia Pacific Geopark Network.

Shamik Chakraborty is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University (UNU-IAS), and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), The University of Tokyo. His research interests include socio-ecological systems, particularly, the study of human-environment interactions in coastal and river basin environments. 

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eBook $99.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: December 19, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61896-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 21, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61895-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Heritage of Japan
Book Subtitle
Geological, Geomorphological, and Ecological Aspects
Editors
  • Abhik Chakraborty
  • Kuniyasu Mokudai
  • Malcolm Cooper
  • Mahito Watanabe
  • Shamik Chakraborty
Series Title
Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61896-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61896-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61895-1
Series ISSN
2363-765X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 186
Number of Illustrations and Tables
100 illustrations in colour
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