Geodiversity: Valuing and Conserving Abiotic Nature / Edition 2

Geodiversity: Valuing and Conserving Abiotic Nature / Edition 2

by Murray Gray
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Geodiversity: Valuing and Conserving Abiotic Nature / Edition 2

The first book to focus exclusively on the subject,Geodiversity, Second Edition describes theinterrelationships between geodiversity and biodiversity, the valueof geodiversity to society, as well as current threats to itsexistence. Illustrated with global case studies throughout, thebook examines traditional approaches toprotecting geodiversity and the new management agenda nowbeing implemented. The Second Edition of this successful textbookcontinues to build on the success of the first edition which isstill the standard reference for the subject.

Fully revised and updated throughout, the Second Edition nowincludes new material on geoparks, geotourism and implications ofclimate change for geoconservation.

Reviews  of previous edition:

“Murray Gray’s new book is the first widelyavailable text to bring together and analyse some of these emergingideas….The result is a book that should be in the library ofevery land manager and one that is likely to lead many practicinggeoscientists and quaternarists to a new view of the importance oftheir field for nature conservation and environmentalmanagement… (Journal of Quaternary Science, Vol.19, No.8,December 2004)

“It is strange that it is necessary to justify theimportance of geodiversity…. Murray Gray does it withbrilliance, not only to convince ‘non-believers’, butgiving inspiration to us that have worked in geoconservation for along time” (ProGEO News, 3 & 4, 2003)

"...The author provides a timely review of recent advances inthe integration of geodiversity into wider conservation andplanning strategies..." ….” (Journal of QuaternaryScience, Vol.19, No.8, December 2004)

"...the book is well-written and follows a clear and conciseoutline." (Environmental Geology, Vol. 48, No. 2, July2005) 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470742150
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/04/2013
Pages: 508
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. A.V. Kim, PhD, is the head of the research group of the Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Ural Branch). He graduated from the mathematics department at Ural State University in 1980, received his doctorate from Ural State University in 1987, and received his Doctor of Science degree with his research monograph, "Some problems of Functional Differential Equations theory," at the Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics in 2001. Before doing his research at the Russian Academy of Natural Science, he taught at the Seoul National University in the School of Electrical Engineering.

Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition vii

Preface to First Edition ix

Part I What is Geodiversity? 1

1 Defining Geodiversity 3

2 Geodiversity: the Global Scale 15

3 Geodiversity: the Local Scale 29

Part II Values and Threats 73

4 Valuing Geodiversity in an ‘Ecosystem Services’Context 75

5 Threats to Geodiversity 151

Part III Geoconservation: the ‘Protected Area’Approach 193

6 International Geoconservation: an Introduction 195

7 World Heritage Sites 219

8 Global Geoparks 237

9 National Geoconservation 255

Part IV Geoconservation: the ‘Wider Landscape’Approach 333

10 Geoconservation in the ‘Wider Landscape’ 335

11 Geoconservation and Land-use Planning 377

12 Geoconservation and Policy 393

Part V Putting It All Together 411

13 Geodiversity and Geoconservation: an Overview 413

14 Comparing and integrating geodiversity and biodiversity429

15 A Future for Geodiversity? 449

References 455

Index 491

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