Volcanic Geoheritage

Volcanic Geoheritage Geoheritage (2017) 9:251–254 DOI 10.1007/s12371-017-0257-9 EDITORIAL 1 2 3 4 Károly Németh & Thomas Casadevall & Mohammed Rashad Moufti & Joan Marti Published online: 5 August 2017 The European Association for Conservation of the Geological Heritage 2017 Volcanic landscapes and volcanism together can fascinate a geoeducation values. This definition of geoheritage is largely general public about the forces of nature (Fig. 1). Volcanism westernized and recent researches show clearly that indige- has produced devastating natural disasters through human his- nous knowledge needs to be factored into evaluating the tory but has also fostered the course of the evolution of hu- geoheritage values of geosites. mankind and its societies. Numerous volcanic processes are Commonly, geoheritage evaluation emphasizes the signif- among those that captivate human minds at every level and icance of the geodiversity. Definitions currently embraced by provide fundamental information for understanding how the the term geodiversity include the variety of rocks, minerals, Earth works. In recent years, research in general geoheritage fossils, landforms, sediments, water and soils, together with has grown. Geological heritage is commonly viewed through the natural processes which form and alter them. Geoheritage micro to macro scales associated with a geological site’ssig- comprises those elements of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Geoheritage Springer Journals

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Earth Sciences; Historical Geology; Physical Geography; Biogeosciences; Paleontology; Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning; Mineralogy
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