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Preface to Second Edition vii Preface to First Edition ix Part I What is Geodiversity? 1 1 Defining Geodiversity 3 2 Geodiversity: the Global Scale 15 3 Geodiversity: the Local Scale 29 Part II Values and Threats 73 4 Valuing Geodiversity in an ?Ecosystem Services? Context 75 5 Threats to Geodiversity 151 Part III Geoconservation: the ?Protected Area? Approach 193 6 International Geoconservation: an Introduction 195 7 World Heritage Sites 219 8 Global Geoparks 237 9 National Geoconservation 255 Part IV Geoconservation: the ?Wider Landscape? Approach 333 10 Geoconservation in the ?Wider Landscape? 335 11 Geoconservation and Land-use Planning 377 12 Geoconservation and Policy 393 Part V Putting It All Together 411 13 Geodiversity and Geoconservation: an Overview 413 14 Comparing and integrating geodiversity and biodiversity 429 15 A Future for Geodiversity? 449 References 455 Index 491

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Dr Murray Gray, Reader Emeritus in Geography, Department of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London, UK.


Let s hope, for example, that those makingdecisions about the long-term response to recent flooding in the UKwill have read this book and as a consequence work with, ratherthan against, geomorphological processes!. (GeologyToday, 1 September 2014) Overall, Geodiversity is a most valuableaddi-tion to any geoscience library and I stronglyrecom-mend that people involved in geoconservation have aready access to it. While the book provides us with astate-of-the-art (AD 2013), the fields of geodiversi-ty andgeoconservation are highly dynamic and the perspectives for thefuture seem generally promis-ing. In this context, I hope thatthe strong assertion of the author that there will not be athird edition (p. viii) will not prove true and in someyears from now we will enjoy an updated new edition of Geodiversity . (Geologos, 1 June2014) It would be a fine basis for an advanced undergraduate orgraduate level course and one that your students might actuallyread, the highest praise that I can give any textbook. (Geological Journal, 1 June 2014) The book can serve as an undergraduate/graduate-leveltextbook, but it will also have some appeal to professionalgeoscientist. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-divisionundergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, andprofessionals/practitioners. (Choice, 1July 2014)

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