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Geoparks of Taiwan

Their Development and Prospects for a Sustainable Future

  • Jiun-Chuan Lin
  • Shew-Jiuan Su

Part of the Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism book series (GGAG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Jiun-Chuan Lin, Shew-Jiuan Su
    Pages 1-53
  3. Jiun-Chuan Lin, Shew-Jiuan Su
    Pages 55-67
  4. Jiun-Chuan Lin, Shew-Jiuan Su
    Pages 69-93
  5. Jiun-Chuan Lin, Shew-Jiuan Su
    Pages 95-103
  6. Jiun-Chuan Lin, Shew-Jiuan Su
    Pages 105-118
  7. Jiun-Chuan Lin, Shew-Jiuan Su
    Pages 119-131
  8. Jiun-Chuan Lin, Shew-Jiuan Su
    Pages 133-141
  9. Jiun-Chuan Lin, Shew-Jiuan Su
    Pages 143-161
  10. Jiun-Chuan Lin, Shew-Jiuan Su
    Pages 163-178

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Geodynamics Geoparks Taiwan Landscape Conservation Sustainable Development Geoheritage Natural Diversity Southeast Asia

Authors and affiliations

  • Jiun-Chuan Lin
    • 1
  • Shew-Jiuan Su
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of GeographyNational Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04895-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-04893-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-04895-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-765X
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-7668
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