Making the Past Present for the Future: Integrated Heritage Conservation through Geopark Model

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  • 2017. ISBN 9789674125103
  • (soft cover) 217 pages
  • Rahimah Abdul Aziz, Ong Puay Liu & Sarah Aziz (edt.)

Making the Past Present for the Future: Integrated Heritage Conservation through Geopark Model is about heritage conversation in general and specifically about Langkawi Geopark as a model for integrated heritage conversation as well as model for sustainable development. Heritage conversation aims at safeguarding heritage, seen as belonging to the past, from human practices of the present that are considered to be harmful. The heritage then is transmitted to the future generation while its accessibility to the present generation is ensure. Not only that, heritage conservation helps a community to protect its economically valuable physical assets and to preserve its history and environment besides protecting the community’s sense of identity and continuity. Through reading this book, which contain nine chapters in all, its is hoped that readers can appreciate the efforts taken by the various stakeholders and the challengers that they faced in order to conserve heritage in Langkawi Geopark and subsequently contribute to sustainable development. The book will benefit the readers, especially those who are concerned about the loss of heritage consequent to the past-paced development process of Malaysia. The book will also contribute to a better and deeper understanding of Langkawi Geopark in general and Langkawi Geopark as a model for integrated heritage conservation.

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