(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

The geological heritages in Xinjiang, China : its features and protection

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HUANG S. (1) ;
(1) College of Historical Culture and Tourism, Guangxi Normal Univ., Guilin, CHINE


The geological heritages in Xinjiang are characterized by their large quantity, rich variety and high grade. The main types of the geological heritages in Xinjiang are the geologic-geomorphic landscapes and the water landscapes. The spatial distribution can be divided into 5 geological heritage districts: Altay, Junggar, Tianshan, Tarim and Kunlun-Altun, among which Tianshan and Kunlun-Altun are most important. It is confirmed that the insufficient coordination between protection and exploitation is the primary cause for the backward situation in the geological heritage protection. To solve the problem, the A. proposes 6 major protection steps


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2010, vol. 20, no3 [pp. 357-374]

Bibliographic references : 21 ref.

Collation : 1 fig., 4 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-010-0357-9

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