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La Garrotxa Volcanic Field of Northeast Spain: Case Study of Sustainable Volcanic Landscape Management

Series: Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism

By: Joan Martí(Editor), Llorenç Planagumà(Editor)

136 pages, 94 colour illustrations, 30 tables


Hardback | Sep 2016 | #239739 | ISBN-13: 9783319420783
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NHBS Price: £109.99 $141 / €126 approx

About this book

This informative book takes readers on an enjoyable journey through the La Garrotxa volcanoes in Catalonia, northeastern Spain. In addition to a general description of the main geological and volcano logical values of the region, it also provides a detailed account of the history of the region, its biological diversity, and its cultural heritage including architecture, folklore and gastronomy. La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone was declared a Natural Park in 1982 to protect the numerous sites of special interest that are found in this region. The Natural Park has been pioneering in many initiatives aimed at preserving the landscape and natural values and promoting awareness of the area within the community. An important part of La Garrotxa Volcanic Field of Northeast Spain is dedicated to the insights into the educational programs and outreach developed to disseminate the main values of this region. It shows how sustainable tourism has been implemented and the management plan that has been designed to preserve such important natural and cultural values. Including local experts' views on the topics covered, this book will appeal to a general audience interested not only in visiting the area but also in gaining insights into an example of geoheritage and geoconservation that has successfully integrated of education, tourism, planning and environmental management.


Chapter 1: The character of the volcanic landscape of La Garrotxa
Chapter 2: Geological setting of La Garrotxa Volcanic Field
Chapter 3: Habitats of La Garrotxa
Chapter 4: History and culture of La Garrotxa
Chapter 5: Geosites and Geoitineraries of La Garrotxa Volcanic Field
Chapter 6: Cultural and natural sites of La Garrotxa
Chapter 7: Education programmes of La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park
Chapter 8: Geotourism in La Garrotxa
Chapter 9: Management plan of La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park

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