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In the Footsteps of Darwin: Geoheritage, Geotourism and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands

  • Daniel Kelley
  • Kevin Page
  • Diego Quiroga
  • Raul Salazar

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Daniel Kelley, Kevin Page, Diego Quiroga, Raul Salazar
    Pages 1-4
  3. Daniel Kelley, Kevin Page, Diego Quiroga, Raul Salazar
    Pages 5-66
  4. Daniel Kelley, Kevin Page, Diego Quiroga, Raul Salazar
    Pages 67-93
  5. Daniel Kelley, Kevin Page, Diego Quiroga, Raul Salazar
    Pages 95-133
  6. Daniel Kelley, Kevin Page, Diego Quiroga, Raul Salazar
    Pages 135-183

About this book

Introduction

This book provides the first-ever overview of and guide to the geological setting and related features of the famous, volcanically active Galapagos Islands, as well as an in-depth analysis of the setting’s relationship to the region’s unique and iconic ecology, and its conservation. Further, it provides an introduction to human settlement and activity on the islands, including the transition from subsistence to a fishing economy and more recently tourism, all in the context of increasingly restrictive conservation regulations. Importantly, the book also explores the development of the concept and practice of sustainable development across the islands as a framework for future economic development, pursuing an approach that reconciles the needs of the resident population with conservation of this fragile environment.

The book is intended for a broad readership, from those engaged in geological and ecological studies, college and university educators and conservation practitioners, to more general visitors to the islands.

Keywords

Galapagos Islands heritage UNESCO Global Geoparks Ecotourism Basaltic Volcanism Geodiversity

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel Kelley
    • 1
  • Kevin Page
    • 2
  • Diego Quiroga
    • 3
  • Raul Salazar
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Natural ResourcesHocking CollegeNelsonvilleUSA
  2. 2.Geodiversity & HeritageSandford, DevonUK
  3. 3.Universidad San Francisco de QuitoCumbayaEcuador
  4. 4.Biological Expeditions GalapagosPuerto Baquerizo MorenoEcuador

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05915-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05914-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05915-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-765X
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-7668
  • Buy this book on publisher's site