This book records the geoheritage values of globally significant, yet little-known, volcanic geosites in Saudi Arabia. It is the first of its kind to focus on the Middle East, clearly showing the hidden geoheritage value of the volcanic Arabian Peninsula's harrats (volcanic lava fields) and demonstrating why the Saudi Arabian volcanic fields are unique. Along with the systematic geosite description, Geoheritage of Volcanic Harrats in Saudi Arabia introduces scientifically founded geoeducational programs that can be used to develop our understanding of volcanic geoheritage values of volcanic fields. It offers a detailed and comprehensive research-based description of four of the most accessible volcanic harratts in Saudi Arabia and an additional summary of other more remote fields. Additionally, it discusses geoeducational programs that could be used to link these volcanic areas and use them in volcanic hazard education.
- Geological Setting
- Harrat Rahat: The geoheritage value of the youngest long-lived volcanic field in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- Volcanic geoheritage of other harrats of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- Synthesis of the geoheritage values of the volcanic harrats of Saudi Arabia
"A good book on geoheritage and geotourism is one which motivates the reader to visit the particular sites, and this book completely succeeded in that. [...] I recommend this highly illustrated and very informative book to a wide audience of volcanologists, geoheritage researchers and geotourists–this is one of the 'top ten places to see before you die'."
– Hetu Sheth, Bulletin of Volcanology, Vol. 78, 2016