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Geology of National Parks of Central/Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania

Geotourism of the Gregory Rift Valley, Active Volcanism and Regional Plateaus

  • Roger N. Scoon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Overview

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  3. Regional Geology

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  4. National Parks, Reserves and Conservation Areas

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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 207-221

About this book

Introduction

This book describes the interrelationship between the spectacular geology of an area of East Africa that includes a branch of the rift valley, as well as giant freestanding ice-capped mountains and extraordinarily toxic, alkaline lakes, and some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on Earth. It suggests that geological processes that have shaped the iconic landforms, including active volcanoes, may also be responsible for the unusually diverse speciation which characterises the region. Moreover, it is not a coincidence that important palaeoanthropological discoveries have been unearthed in the region. National parks and conservation areas have tremendous potential for geotourism and the book assists both tour guides and visitors in this regard. In addition, the book may provide a better understanding to management of the importance of geology for sustaining wildlife.

Keywords

East Africa and Natural Parks National Parks and Geology Rift Valley and Africa Volcanoes and East Africa Wildlife ad Geotourism Geology of Tanzania and Keynia

Authors and affiliations

  • Roger N. Scoon
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  1. 1.Department of GeologyRhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa

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