Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands Geopark: From Earth to Space

  • Elena Mateo
  • Jesús Martínez-Frías
  • Juana Vegas

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Cayetano Guillén, Elena Mateo
    Pages 1-15
  3. From Earth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Nieves Sánchez, Carmen Romero, Juana Vegas, Inés Galindo
      Pages 19-29
    3. Inés Galindo, Juana Vegas, Carmen Romero, Miguel Llorente, Esther Martín-González, Juan C. Rubio et al.
      Pages 31-45
    4. Carmen Romero, Nieves Sánchez, Juana Vegas, Inés Galindo
      Pages 47-73
    5. Esther Martín-González, Inés Galindo, Carmen Romero, Nieves Sánchez, Juana Vegas
      Pages 75-83
    6. Inés Galindo, Carmen Romero, Miguel Llorente, Juan C. Rubio, Gonzalo A. Díaz, Nieves Sánchez et al.
      Pages 85-98
    7. Juana Vegas, Inés Galindo, Carmen Romero, Nieves Sánchez, Gonzalo A. Díaz, Esther Martín-González et al.
      Pages 99-108
    8. Alejandro Martínez, Guillermo García-Gómez, Álvaro García-Herrero, Andrea Di Cesare, Gianluca Corno, Rogelio Herrera et al.
      Pages 109-121
  4. To Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Francesco Sauro, Riccardo Pozzobon, Tommaso Santagata, Ilaria Tomasi, Matteo Tonello, Jesús Martínez-Frías et al.
      Pages 125-142
    3. Jesús Martínez-Frías, Elena Mateo
      Pages 143-148
  5. Living in the Geopark

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. José de León Hernández
      Pages 151-161
    3. Juan Antonio Bacallado Betancort
      Pages 179-186

About this book


This volume comprises a selection of papers describing the main features of the Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands Geopark (Canary Archipelago, Spain). Of all the Global Geoparks worldwide, it is the only one that has officially evaluated and characterized specific areas as analogues for the geological and astrobiological exploration of Mars. The identification and characterization of terrestrial sites that can be used as planetary analogues are currently considered vital study areas of planetary geology and astrobiology. Written by experts in the various fields, this multidisciplinary book is a unique resource for graduate students and professionals alike.


Canary Islands Geoeducation Planetary Analogues Global Geoparks Network Timanfaya Volcanic Eruption Lava Fields Mars Analogue on Earth Lanzarote Planetary Analogue

Editors and affiliations

  • Elena Mateo
    • 1
  • Jesús Martínez-Frías
    • 2
  • Juana Vegas
    • 3
  1. 1.Casa de los VolcanesLanzarote and Chinijo Islands UGG, Cabildo de LanzaroteArrecifeSpain
  2. 2.Earth Dynamics and ObservationInstitute of Geosciences, IGEO (CSIC-UCM)MadridSpain
  3. 3.IGMEMadridSpain

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