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Chapter 3 Australias geological heritage a national inventory for future geoparks and geotourism

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-906884-09-3-1091

ISBN: 978-1-906884-09-3

Published: April 2010

Component type: chapter

Published in: Geotourism: the tourism of geology and landscape

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-906884-09-3-21

Abstract

Australia has a coastline of around 32,000 km, with varying rock types and structure, coastal type and climate. Outstanding and representative coastal sites form a significant part of the Australian inventory. Major terrains included inland deserts (for example the Simpson Desert dune field, northern tropical savannah (the Kakadu World Heritage Region, glacial and periglacial upland in the far south (southwest Tasmania, broad inland riverine plays and the young volcanic provinces of southeastern Australia and northeastern Australia.

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  • Bernard Joyce, University of Melbourne (Author)

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  • David Newsome, Murdoch University (Editor)
  • Ross K. Dowling, Edith Cowan University (Editor)

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Joyce, 2010

Joyce, B. (2010) "Chapter 3 Australias geological heritage a national inventory for future geoparks and geotourism" In: Newsome, D. & Dowling, R.K. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-906884-09-3-1091

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