Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Genetic Classification of Natural Tourism Resources

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_792

This is a classification scheme that is based on the genetic categories of tourism resources of nature. The resources have a specific location, specific conditions of formation and a historical evolution. The Earth’s surface can be divided into the lithosphere (crust), hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and cultural sphere. Humans are a component of the biosphere. Over the hundreds of thousands of years of human activity, a cultural sphere has been formed within the atmosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere. Together with the cosmic space outside the atmosphere, each sphere can become a tourism resource.

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