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Author Lin, J.-C. (Jiun-Chuan), author.

Title Geoparks of Taiwan : their development and prospects for a sustainable future / Jiun-Chuan Lin and Shew-Jiuan Su.

Published Cham : Springer, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource : color illustrations, color maps.
Series Geoheritage, geoparks and geotourism
Geoheritage, geoparks and geotourism.
Springer Earth and Environmental Science eBooks 2019 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Intro; Foreword I; Foreword II; Preface; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1 Taiwan's Geoparks; 1.1 The Development of Taiwan's Geoparks; 1.2 Characteristics of Taiwan's Geoparks; 1.2.1 Penghu Marine Geopark; 1.2.2 Northern Coast Yehliu Geopark; 1.2.3 Yenchao Mud Volcano Geopark; 1.2.4 Lichi Badland Geopark and Eastern Coast Geopark; 1.2.5 The East Coast Geopark; 1.2.6 Tsaoling Geopark (Caoling Geopark); 1.2.7 Matsu Geopark; 1.2.8 Southwest Coastal Geopark; 1.2.9 Northeast Coastal Longdong and Bitou Cape Geopark; References; 2 A New Way of Understanding Geoparks for Society
2.1 Natural Setting and Its Significance to Society2.2 The Core Values of Geoparks and Their Application in Taiwan; 2.3 Agenda Setting for Taiwan Geoparks; 2.4 Concluding Remark; References; 3 An Island State on a Cradle; 3.1 Tectonics and Geology: Their Implication for Taiwan; 3.2 Climate Induced Hydrological and Geomorphological Processes; 3.3 Geo-diversity; 3.3.1 Geo-diversity; 3.3.2 Mudstone and Badland Landscapes; 3.3.3 Conglomerate Landscape; 3.3.4 Volcanic Landscapes; 3.3.5 Basaltic Landscape; 3.3.6 Granite Landscapes; 3.3.7 Glacial Landscapes; 3.3.8 Coastal Landscapes; References
4 Geoparks Manifesting Human Relationships to the Environment4.1 Socio-cultural Environment of Geoparks; 4.2 Community Building Projects as Catalysts for Geoparks; 4.3 Concluding Remarks; References; 5 Environmental Education for Geoparks-Practices and Challenges; 5.1 Structural Support for Geoparks; 5.2 Environmental Education Practice in Geoparks; 5.3 Geopark Practices of Environmental Education; 5.3.1 The Case of Yehliu Geopark; 5.3.2 The Case of the Yenchao Mud Volcano and Badland Geopark; 5.3.3 The Case of Matsu Geopark; 5.4 Challenges of Geopark Environmental Conservation; References
6 Geo-hazards and Geo-tourism as Stimulators for Geoparks6.1 Geo-hazards as a Background for Geoparks; 6.1.1 Tectonic Movements; 6.1.2 Earthquakes; 6.1.3 Typhoons; 6.1.4 Landslide and Mass Movements; 6.2 Geo-tourism for Local Sustainability; References; 7 Landscape Conservation as a Tool for Sustainability; 7.1 Landscape Conservation; 7.1.1 The Conservation of Cultural Landscapes; 7.2 Landscape Conservation and Sustainability; 7.2.1 Environmental Change; 7.2.2 Coastal Retreat and Conservation; 7.2.3 Earthquakes; 7.3 Geoparks and Landscape Conservation
7.3.1 Landscape Inventory as a Foundation for Geoparks7.3.2 Conservation as a Tool Toward Sustainability; 7.3.3 Capacity Building for Conservation; 7.4 Conclusion; References; 8 The Development of Taiwan's Geoparks; 8.1 Networks; 8.2 Re-thinking Earth Science for Society; 8.3 Bottom-Up Development and Networking for Geoparks; 8.3.1 Penghu Marine Geopark; 8.3.2 Yenchao Geopark; 8.3.3 Lichi Geopark; 8.3.4 Tsaoling Geopark; 8.3.5 Matsu Geopark; 8.3.6 East Coastal Geopark (also Hsiaoyehliu or Fu-gan Geopark)
Summary This book offers an essential introduction to Taiwan's geoparks, issues related to their development, and prospects for a sustainable future. It discusses how promoting geoparks can serve as a tool for a sustainable society based on the lessons learned in Taiwan. Situated in a tectonically dynamic geological setting (at the boundary of the Eurasian and the Philippine Plates) and culturally diversified geographical setting, Taiwan is an ideal candidate for showcasing its "natural wonders" in geoparks, promoting landscape conservation, and expanding the horizons of geoheritage world-wide. The book begins by illustrating the physical and human environments of Taiwan's geoparks, helping readers understand their foundation. In turn, the second section includes chapters describing the development of all six Taiwanese geoparks, offering comprehensive information on each. Lastly, it illustrates the social development and mechanisms used to promote each geopark.
Other author Su, Shew-Jiuan, author.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Geoparks -- Taiwan.
Geotourism -- Taiwan.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783030048952 (electronic bk.)
3030048950 (electronic bk.)