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Author Gamkrelidze, Irakli, author
Title Geotourism potential of Georgia, the Caucasus : history, culture, geology, geotourist routes and geoparks / by Irakli Gamkrelidze, Avtandil Okrostsvaridze, Kakhaber Koiava, Ferando Maisadze
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2021
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Descript 1 online resource (x, 81 pages) : illustrations (some color), digital ; 24 cm
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Series Geoheritage, geoparks and geotourism, conservation and management series, 2363-765X
Geoheritage, geoparks and geotourism
Note 1. Overview of the history and culture of Georgia / (author - Avtandil Okrostsvaridze) -- 2. Geological Structure of Georgia -- 3. Geotourist routes of Georgia -- 4. Potential geoparks of Georgia -- 5. Dedoplistskaro- Vashlovani protected areas and mud volcanoes / (author - Kakhaber Koiava) Summary
Georgia's territory represents a real "natural geological laboratory," exposing magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, ranging from the Neoproterozoic to the Quaternary. After a brief presentation of Georgia's history and culture, the authors present the stratigraphy, rock types of individual tectonic zones of Georgia, their tectonic structure and paleotectonic reconstructions of the Caucasus. This book describes the three main geotourism routes of Georgia meticulously: 1. Tbilisi-Pasanauri-Kazbegi (along the Georgian Military Road), 2. Tbilisi-Zugdidi-Mestia-Ushguli and 3. Tbilisi-Khashuri-Vardzia, which cross different parts of Fold Systems of the Greater and Lesser Caucasus and Transcaucasian Intermountain area. The following potential geoparks are described in this book: 1. Sataplia dinosaur footprints together with Sataplia and Prometheus caves; 2. Tskaltubo resort-town and mineral water deposit; 3. Borjomi resort-town and mineral water deposit; 4. Kazbegi Quaternary volcanoes and Keli volcanic highland;5. Dariali Paleozoic granitoid massif; 6. Dmanisi hominids site and the Mashavera gorge basaltic flow; 7. Dashbashi canyon; 8.Uplistsikhe rock-cut town and Kvakhvreli cave complex; 9.Udabno - Upper Miocene marine and continental deposits and David Gareja monastery complex;10. Dedoplistskaro - Vashlovani protected areas and mud volcanoes
Host Item Springer Nature eBook
Subject Geotourism -- Georgia (Republic)
Geology -- Georgia (Republic)
Earth Sciences, general
Evolutionary Biology
Tourism Management
Alt Author Okrostsvaridze, Avtandil, author
Koiava, Kakhaber, author
Maisadze, Ferando, author
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