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Academic & Professional Books  Earth System Sciences  Geosphere  Volcanology

Volcano and Geothermal Tourism Sustainable Geo-resources for Leisure and Recreation

Edited By: Malcolm Cooper and Patricia Erfurt-Cooper
378 pages, col plates, photos, maps, figs
Publisher: Earthscan
Volcano and Geothermal Tourism
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  • Volcano and Geothermal Tourism ISBN: 9781844078707 Hardback May 2010 Usually dispatched within 5 days
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About this book

The diversity of complementary landscape features makes volcanic and geothermal landforms very attractive to a broad spectrum of visitors. Visiting active volcanic and geothermal environments is not new. This form of tourism was included in the Grand Tour undertaken by many affluent Europeans several centuries ago in order to broaden their horizons.

This book provides the first global review and assessment of the sustainable use of active and dormant volcanic and geothermal environments for geotourism.


Part I: Introduction 1. Introduction Part II: Africa Introduction 2. Africa's Great Volcanoes of the Albertine Rift Valley 3. Volcano Tourism in Ethiopia and the Danakil Rift Zone Case Study 1: Reunion Island, France - Piton de la Fournaise Volcano Case Study 2: Cap Verde Islands Case Study 3: East Africa - Volcanoes, Glaciers and Safari Parks Part III: The Americas Introduction 4. The Lure of Lava Tubes: Exploring Lava Tube Tourism on the Big Island of Hawai'i 5. Geotourism and Public Safety in Volcanic Environments 6. The Economics of Volcano Tourism with Special Reference to Montserrat, West Indies 7. Volcano Tourism - Central and South American Examples Case Study 4: The Cascades - Connecting Canada and the United States Case Study 5: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Case Study 6: The Galapagos Islands - Volcanoes and Wildlife Case Study 7: Death by Volcanic Laze Case Study 8: Alaska's Volcanoes - The Aleutian Arc and Wilderness Case Study 9: Active Volcanoes in Mexico as Tourist Destinations Part IV: Asia Introduction 8. The Need for a Planning Framework to Preserve the Wilderness Values of Sibayak Volcano, North Sumatra, Indonesia 9. Volcano and Geothermal Tourism in Kyushu, Japan 10. Volcano and Geothermal Tourism in Japan - Examples from Honshu and Hokkaido 11. Jeju: South Korea's Premier Island Geotourism Destination 12. Volcano Tourism in Iran: Mt. Damavand, the Highest Peak in the Middle East 13. Volcano Tourism in the Philippines Case Study 10: Challenging Destinations - The World Heritage listed Volcanoes of Kamchatka Case Study 11: Krakatau, Indonesia, a Volcano with a History Case Study 12: Geothermal Attractions and Active Volcanoes in China Part V: Europe Introduction 14. Emerging Volcano and Geothermal Related Tourism in Iceland 15. Volcano Tourism and its influence on the territory of Mount Etna (Italy) - explored with digressions to Stromboli (Italy) 16. Under the Volcano - Can sustainable tourism development be balanced with risk management? 17. The Auvergne - Centre of Volcanic Tourism in France 18. Volcanic Geotourism in West Coast Scotland Case Study 13: The Azores - Volcanic Islands in the Atlantic Case Study 14: The Canary Islands - Volcanic World Heritage of Spain Case Study 15: Greece - Currently Dormant VolcanicIslands Case Study 16: The Vulkaneifel - A Tourist Destination with a long History Part VI: Oceania Introduction 19. The Volcanoes of New Zealand 20. Volcano Tourism in the new Kanawinka Global Geopark of Victoria and SE South Australia 21. Volcanic Landforms as Tourist Attractions in Australian National Parks and other Protected Areas Case Study 17: Vanuatu - Active Volcanism in the Pacific Case Study 18: Geothermal Parks in New Zealand Case Study 19: Deception Island - Hot Times on a Chilly Continent# Part VII 22. Conclusion Appendices: 1. An Overview of Recent Volcanic Activity Worldwide 2. Major Volcanoes Worldwide 3. Hazard Map and Fact Sheet Template 4. Useful Websites

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Patricia Erfurt-Cooper lectures in Tourism Resource Management at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and has authored or co-authored a number of books and articles in the fields of tourism, and environmental planning. Her research interests are risk management in volcanic environments and geothermal resources for human use. She is currently completing her PhD through James Cook University, Australia. Dr. Malcolm Cooper is Vice President (Research) and holds the position of Professor of Tourism Management in the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Japan. He is a specialist in tourism management and development, cultural tourism, sustainable tourism and environmental law, and has published over 80 books, refereed articles and book chapters.
Edited By: Malcolm Cooper and Patricia Erfurt-Cooper
378 pages, col plates, photos, maps, figs
Publisher: Earthscan
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'Volcanoes attract tourists because of their beauty, excitement, and cultural aspects. This excellent book is an invaluable reference for volcano tourism and its management, bringing together contributions from experts in a variety of fields and geographic locations. Easy to read, full of practical advice, and very enjoyable.' Dr. Rosaly Lopes, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Author, "The Volcano Adventure Guide"
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