Volcano And Geothermal Tourism

Author: Patricia Erfurt-Cooper
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849775184
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Volcano And Geothermal Tourism from the Author: Patricia Erfurt-Cooper. There are over 1300 active volcanoes worldwide and many more dormant or extinct. Some are developed as tourist destinations; others are not, but have great potential. Mount Fuji in Japan attracts over 100 million visitors per year and has immense cultural and spiritual significance, while a number of volcanic areas in national parks, for example Teide in Spain, Yellowstone in the US, Vesuvius in Italy and Tongariro in New Zealand, attract between one to four million tourists each year. In the last decade the designation of nearly 50 geoparks around the world has highlighted their potential for tourism development. This book provides the first global review and assessment of the sustainable use of active and dormant volcanic and geothermal environments for geotourism. The volcano-based tourism sector is further augmented through a closely linked range of geothermal resources and attractions, such as geysers and hot springs, which are discussed in detail throughout individual chapters covering all key volcanic and geothermal regions around the world. It is shown that volcano and geothermal tourism is a subsection of nature-based geotourism and incorporates a variety of other tourism categories such as adventure tourism, extreme tourism, ecotourism, green tourism, educational tourism, and hot spring tourism. This comprehensive book covers the most important issues of this growing tourism sector whilst incorporating relevant global research, making it an essential resource for all in the field. Includes colour plates.

Health And Wellness Tourism

Author: Patricia Erfurt-Cooper
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845411110
Size: 55.36 MB
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Health And Wellness Tourism from the Author: Patricia Erfurt-Cooper. The use of natural geothermal springs in the treatment of illness and the promotion of wellness (thermalism, balneology) forms the foundation for a discussion of the development and growth of health and wellness tourism in this book. A range of perspectives are explored, including usage, heritage, management, technology, environmental and cultural features, and marketing.

Volcanic Tourist Destinations

Author: Patricia Erfurt-Cooper
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364216191X
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Volcanic Tourist Destinations from the Author: Patricia Erfurt-Cooper. 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.

Global Geotourism Perspectives

Author: Ross Kingston Dowling
Publisher: Goodfellow Pub Limited
Size: 49.73 MB
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Global Geotourism Perspectives from the Author: Ross Kingston Dowling. An outstanding collection of international case studies that provide insight into and suggest best practice for issues such as conservation, risk management, education, marketing, interpretation and technology of actual and developing geotourism sites.


Author: David Newsome
Publisher: Goodfellow Pub Limited
Size: 12.78 MB
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Geotourism from the Author: David Newsome. This volume presents a compilation of first-class international research which provides insight into the many facets of this emerging subject, and comprehensively explores the nexus between landscape, geological phenomena, and tourism. It contains examples of geotourism concepts, development, and practice from around the world.

Volcanoes Earthquakes And Tsunamis Teach Yourself

Author: David Rothery
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444132024
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Volcanoes Earthquakes And Tsunamis Teach Yourself from the Author: David Rothery. Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis is the essential guide to what causes the most frightening geological events with which we are faced today. It covers plate tectonics, the intricacies of each terrible phenomina, and their effects as well as the impact they have on each other, how they can be predicted and, if possible, controlled. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding. THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

Geothermal Energy

Author: United States. Dept. of Energy. Division of Geothermal Energy
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Geothermal Energy from the Author: United States. Dept. of Energy. Division of Geothermal Energy.