Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Evaluation of Geological Heritage: Science Popularisation Value

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_665

This is related to the effectiveness of geological heritage to disseminate knowledge about the geosciences. Different geological heritage sites provide different types of information that can be delivered to the public in different ways. Landscapes such as volcanoes, glaciers, earthquakes, tsunamis, mudslides, river erosion, sediment transportation and deposition are natural teaching materials about crustal movement and geological processes. Fossils preserved in rocks, especially dinosaurs and ancient human skeletons, are effective means to trace and popularise early life history on Earth. All kinds of rocks that form peaks, caves and unique formations are products of the endogenic and exogenic forces of the Earth. There is a strong correlation between the science popularisation value of geological heritage and its amount of information, dissemination methods and integration with other information, and these factors are important in determining the value of geological heritage. The...

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