This monograph was released on the 150th anniversary of the publication of the first secondary-school atlas by Blasius Kozenn, which has left strong traces in cartography and teaching of geography. Extremely talented and hardworking, Kozenn grew up in a Slovenian farming family near Ponikva, Lower Styria. His crowning accomplishment was the first successful school atlas in the Austrian Empire, published in 1861, simultaneously in German, Hungarian, Czech, and Polish. With this atlas, Kozenn sought to combine the best qualities of other atlases, and especially to make this product useful to students as best and as long as possible, as well as to make it clear and affordable to them. The Hölzel publishing house decided to maintain this well-established brand, and so even 150 years since its first publication the Kozenn-Atlas is still a prominent name among school atlases in Austria and elsewhere.
Among all green areas in Ljubljana, the area of Tivoli, Rožnik and Šišenski hrib, which extends to the west of the city centre, has a special place. This area was in 1984 decreed a landscape park. Due to high numbers of visitors to the landscape park, which is estimated around 1.750.000 people yearly, a conflict among land-owners, visitors and goals for preserving nature and culture exists. We offered also some suggestions about the management and further development of the landscape park.
This volume presents the importance of natural-disaster education for social preparedness. Increasing damage caused by natural disasters around the globe draws attention to the fact that even developed societies must adapt to natural processes. Natural-disaster education is a component part of any education strategy for a sustainably oriented society. In Slovenia, there is an increasingly urgent need for natural-disaster prevention and adaptation measures that would also take into account the characteristics of the society or an individual’s responsibility in addition to natural characteristics; education plays a vital role in this. The purpose of this volume is to present the role of formal education in natural disasters in Europe. To ensure a uniform overview, the study used secondary-school geography textbooks from the collection at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig, Germany. Altogether, nearly 190 textbooks from 35 European countries were examined. The results show that the majority of European (secondary-school) education systems are poorly developed in terms of natural-disaster education. If education is perceived as part of natural-disaster management, greater attention should clearly be dedicated to this activity.