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Geoheritage Recognized as Outstanding Publication by the Association of Earth Science Editors.

By: , Posted on: October 9, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Geoheritage: Assessment, Protection, and Management, edited by Emmanuel Reynard and José Brilha received the 2019 Award for Outstanding Publication from the Association of Earth Science Editors. A single book each year receives this award, given for outstanding contributions to geoscience publishing that stimulate new discoveries and the advancement of the field. We extend hearty congratulations to all involved in the writing and publishing of this monumental addition to geosciences literature.

“Geoheritage is an emerging discipline in earth sciences, and Geoheritage is the first and only book to discuss sites around the world that are both geologically and historically important,” says Acquisitions Editor Amy Shapiro. Written by an expert team of 46 authors from 14 countries (“from every continent on the planet,” adds Shapiro), Geoheritage covers geoconservation, geotourism, and geoparks, along with the relationship of geoheritage to other subjects, such as landscapes, conservation, and tourism.

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Collecting such a wide array of knowledge into one book was no easy feat, but editors Reynard and Brilha saw it as an important addition to the field. “In preparing this book,” Reynard says, “as scientific editors, we wanted to provide an overview of geoheritage research on a world scale, but also to document examples of geosite management, regulation, promotion, and protection at the national or local level.”

He goes on to add that he hopes “the quality of this book will be recognized not only in academic circles, but also that it will serve to take into account the protection of geosites in nature protection policy.” The reviewers of the AESE Outstanding Publication Award certainly recognized Geoheritage’s quality, with one reviewer remarking that it was “one of the most well-written, well-edited, and important Earth-science books [he] had read in some time.”

Geoheritage is a stunning contribution to the field, and an essential resource for geoscientists, park and geopark managers, tourism and regional planning managers, and students in the geoscience disciplines.

About the book

  • Based on conceptual, methodological, and applied research carried out by academics and practitioners
  • Includes 160 colour images and maps of geoheritage sites
  • Features case studies from sites in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America

For a limited time, you can access Chapter 2: Methods for Assessing Geodiversity on ScienceDirect

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