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Geoethics in Peru

A Pathway for Latin America

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  • Illustrates the application of geoethics in Peru and creating awareness about geoscience applications.
  • Broadens the understanding of the application of geosciences to handle problems of its non-application in Peru.
  • Summarizes the experience in leading an association to promote geoethical values in the Latin American region.

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Geoethics (SG)

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About this book

The book discusses geoscience issues in Peru from a geoethical perspective, based on the leading experience of the Peruvian section of the International Association for Promoting Geoethics, in its seven years of activity.

The introduction will present past and current activities to promote geoethics in Peru, such as the organization of the MinerLima exhibition (that has teaching purposes); the implementation of geoethics in georisk communication with vulnerable populations, as well as the promotion of adequate knowledge about national geological heritage. 

The other chapters will describe the main geoethical issues in Peru, related to georisk management and communication, mining, paleontology and geoheritage, geoducation. Some proposals for actions that should be taken to improve societal awareness and to make progress in problem-solving from a geoethical perspective will be discussed for each issue.

In the final chapter Peruvian geoescience implications and new roles for geoscientists will be discussed, providing clues to their participation in the management of socio-environmental problems that affect Latin American region. It will be also underlined how geoethics represents a new theoretical and practical approach that may contribute in the current process to modernize geoscience education in Latin America.

In this sense, this publication provides a solid base to apply the theoretical framework of Geoethics in Peru that may be suggested as an example to promote geoethics in other Latin American countries. As a result, the need to inform and prepare the population of growing countries such as Peru to face the problems of the modern world is evident.

In order to attract more readers in Latin America, each chapter will be provided with a summary in Spanish.

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Charles Darwin University, Sydney, Australia

    Sandra Paula Villacorta Chambi

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Geoethics in Peru

  • Book Subtitle: A Pathway for Latin America

  • Editors: Sandra Paula Villacorta Chambi

  • Series Title: SpringerBriefs in Geoethics

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-86730-0Published: 25 January 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-86731-7Published: 24 January 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2662-6780

  • Series E-ISSN: 2662-6799

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIII, 107

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Earth Sciences, general, Sustainable Development, Bioethics

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