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The Geodiversity and Geoheritage of the Galapagos Islands: A Geotouristic Guide

  • Daniel KelleyEmail author
  • Kevin Page
  • Diego Quiroga
  • Raul Salazar
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Part of the Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism book series (GGAG)

Abstract

The exceptional geodiversity of the Galapagos Islands is available and for all visitors, though the number of accessible sites is limited by the nature of the protections that are inherent within National Park areas. When planning a visit to the Galapagos Islands, therefore, in order to experience the geoheritage of this “cathedral of the natural sciences”, there are logistical considerations to take into account and careful planning is essential.

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Kelley
    • 1
    Email author
  • 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

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