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Book

Waterways and the Cultural Landscape

Routledge, 2018.
Academic editor: F. Vallerani, F. Visentin.

This book explores the role of waterways as a form of heritage, culture, and sense of place and the potential of this to underpin the development of cultural tourism. With a multidisciplinary approach across the social sciences and humanities, chapters explore how the control and management of water flows are among some of the most significant human activities to transform the natural environment. Based upon a wealth and breadth of European case studies, the book uncovers the complex relationships that we have with waterways, the ways that they have been represented over recent centuries and the ways in which they continue to be redefined in different cultural contexts. Contributions recognise not only valuable assets of hydrology that are at the core of landscape management, but also more intangible aspects that matter to people, such as their familiarity, affecting what is understood as the fluvial sense of place.

This highly original collection will be of interest to those working in Cultural Tourism, Cultural Geography, Heritage Studies, Cultural History, Landscape Studies and Leisure Studies.

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Waterways and the Cultural Landscape