Geodiversity: Valuing and Conserving Abiotic Nature / Edition 1

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This book is for geologists and geomorphologists, nature conservationists, ecologists, landscape planners and architects. It would also make an excellent, reference for undergraduates taking courses in Environmental Management, Nature Conservation, Resource Management or Applied Geology within Departments of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science, as well as Landscape Architecture, Planning and Archaeology.
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“Let’s hope, for example, that those making decisions about the long-term response to recent flooding in the UK will have read this book and as a consequence work with, rather than against, geomorphological processes!.”  (Geology Today, 1 September 2014)

“Overall, ‘Geodiversity’ is a most valuable addi­tion to any geoscience library and I strongly recom­mend that people involved in geoconservation have a ready access to it. While the book provides us with a state-of-the-art (AD 2013), the fields of geodiversi­ty and geoconservation are highly dynamic and the perspectives for the future seem generally promis­ing. In this context, I hope that the strong assertion of the author that “there will not be a third edition” (p. viii) will not prove true and in some years from now we will enjoy an updated new edition of ‘Geodiversity’.”  (Geologos, 1 June 2014)

“It would be a fine basis for an advanced undergraduate or graduate level course and one that your students might actually read, the highest praise that I can give any textbook.”  (Geological Journal, 1 June 2014)

“The book can serve as an undergraduate/graduate-level textbook, but it will also have some appeal to professional geoscientist.  Summing Up: Recommended.  Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.”  (Choice, 1 July 2014)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470848951
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/12/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.61 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Murray Gray is a member of the Department of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London, UK.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Defining Geodiversity 1
Ch. 2 Describing Geodiversity 13
Ch. 3 Valuing Geodiversity 65
Ch. 4 Threats to Geodiversity 133
Ch. 5 Conserving Geodiversity: The Protected Area and Legislative Approaches 175
Ch. 6 Managing Geodiversity: New Approaches for the Wider Landscape 263
Ch. 7 Comparing and Integrating Geodiversity and Biodiversity 347
Ch. 8 Towards a Vision for Geodiversity Conservation 367
References 373
Index 411
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