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Valuing and Conserving Abiotic Nature

2013. Buch. 508 S. Softcover

wiley. ISBN 978-0-470-74215-0

Format (B x L): 16,8 x 24,4 cm

Gewicht: 782 g

In englischer Sprache


"Murray Gray's new book is the first widely available text to bring together and analyse some of these emerging ideas.The result is a book that should be in the library of every land manager and one that is likely to lead many practicing geoscientists and quaternarists to a new view of the importance of their field for nature conservation and environmental management. (Journal of Quaternary Science, Vol.19, No.8, December 2004) "It is strange that it is necessary to justify the importance of geodiversity. Murray Gray does it with brilliance, not only to convince 'non-believers', but giving inspiration to us that have worked in geoconservation for a long time" (ProGEO News, 3 & 4, 2003) Geodiversity, Second Edition describes the value of geodiversity to society, current threats to its existence, the efforts being made to protect it from these threats, and the interrelationships between geodiversity and biodiversity,. Illustrated with global case studies throughout, the book examines traditional approaches to protecting geodiversity and the new, wider landscape management agenda now being implemented. The Second Edition of this successful textbook continues to build on the success of the first edition that remains the standard, international reference for the subject. Fully revised and updated throughout, the Second Edition now also includes new material on geotourism and the implications of climate change for geoconservation. This book is for geologists and geomorphologists, nature conservationists, and ecologists. It also serves as an excellent reference for undergraduates taking courses in environmental management, nature conservation, applied geology and environmental science. * An overall definition of geodiversity and description of the geodiversity of the planet. * The value of geodiversity to society, in the context of the current paradigm of "ecosystem services", and a discussion on the threats to geodiversity, such as mineral extraction, urban development and river and coastal engineering, * Traditional methods of of geoconservation, World Heritage Sites and Global Geoparks. * New approaches for geoconservation in the wider landscape including relationships with planning and policy initiatives. * A summary of geoconservation methods, a discussion of the relationship between geodiversity and biodiversity and the need for a more integrated approach to nature conservation and sustainable land management.


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