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Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism

In the Footsteps of Darwin: Geoheritage, Geotourism and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands

Authors: Kelley, D., Page, K., Quiroga, D., Salazar Herrera, R.

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  • Offers a unique perspective on an iconic area, linked to the development of evolutionary theory by Charles Darwin
  • Provides a comprehensive review of the formation and geological history of the Galapagos Islands
  • Uses a geological foundation to reinterpret the area’s natural heritage
  • Includes detailed illustrated descriptions of key accessible sites and essential advice on the planning of research, educational, and geotouristic visits in the context of the region’s complex conservation regulations and restrictions
  • Interprets the landforms and features visible within this classic volcanic oceanic island chain
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This book provides the first-ever overview of and guide to the geological setting and related features of the famous, volcanically active Galapagos Islands, as well as an in-depth analysis of the setting’s relationship to the region’s unique and iconic ecology, and its conservation. Further, it provides an introduction to human settlement and activity on the islands, including the transition from subsistence to a fishing economy and more recently tourism, all in the context of increasingly restrictive conservation regulations. Importantly, the book also explores the development of the concept and practice of sustainable development across the islands as a framework for future economic development, pursuing an approach that reconciles the needs of the resident population with conservation of this fragile environment.

The book is intended for a broad readership, from those engaged in geological and ecological studies, college and university educators and conservation practitioners, to more general visitors to the islands.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 117,69 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05915-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 145,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05914-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
In the Footsteps of Darwin: Geoheritage, Geotourism and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands
Authors
Series Title
Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05915-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05915-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05914-9
Series ISSN
2363-765X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 183
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