Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism

Volcanic Tourist Destinations

Editors: Erfurt-Cooper, Patricia (Ed.)

  • Provides an up-to-date in-depth look at volcanic tourist destinations worldwide
  • An important companion text to mainstream geological texts on volcanoes and their environments
  • A Reference book highlighting volcanic destinations and their geological heritage worldwide
  • A Handbook for tourism information centres
  • Includes risk avoidance recommendations for volcanic areas
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This comprehensive book addresses the pressing need for up-to-date literature on volcanic destinations (active and dormant) and their role in tourism worldwide in chapters and case studies. The book presents a balanced view about the volcano-based tourism sector worldwide and discusses important issues such as the different volcanic hazards, potential for disasters and accidents and safety recommendations for visitors. Individual chapters and case studies are contributed by a number of internationally based co-authors, with expertise in geology, risk management, environmental science and other relevant disciplines associated with volcanoes. Also covered are risk aspects of volcano tourism such as risk perception, risk management and public safety in volcanic environments. Discussions of the demand for volcano tourism, including geotourism and adventure tourism as well as some historical facts related to volcanoes, with case studies of interesting socio-cultural settings are included.

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“The book is nicely edited, informative, and its chapters are of a good length with numerous nice color figures … . It is an important book that is the product of the first attempt to produce a strong and balanced overview of the current state of volcano tourism research. I would say that the book reaches this goal, and I recommend the book to anyone who wishes to work on volcanic geoheritage, volcano tourism, or even in volcano geoconservation projects.” (Károly Németh, Bulletin of Volcanology, Vol. 78, 2016)

“As the title implies, this book, part of the ‘Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism’ series, explores the relationship between volcanic landscapes and their role in volcano-based geotourism. … All discussions are well referenced and supported by excellent color photographs, geologic maps, graphs, tables, and charts. … The overall value of this book is its comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of the international volcano tourism sector. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries.” (J. B. Huffman, Choice, Vol. 52 (11), July, 2015)


Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Erfurt-Cooper, Patricia

    Pages 3-31

  • Southern Iceland: Volcanoes, Tourism and Volcanic Risk Reduction

    Bird, Deanne K. (et al.)

    Pages 35-46

  • Tourism and Volcanism in the Canary Islands, Spain

    Moreira, Jasmine Cardozo (et al.)

    Pages 47-55

  • The Azores Archipelago: Islands of Geodiversity

    Nunes, João Carlos

    Pages 57-67

  • Volcano Tourism in Greece: Two Case Studies of Volcanic Islands

    Gaki-Papanastassiou, Kalliopi (et al.)

    Pages 69-87

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eBook $99.00
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-16190-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-52017-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Volcanic Tourist Destinations
Editors
  • Patricia Erfurt-Cooper
Series Title
Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-16191-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-16191-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-16190-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52017-8
Series ISSN
2363-765X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 384
Number of Illustrations and Tables
373 illustrations in colour
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