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Mountain Environments





ISBN 9780582419117
Published November 14, 2001 by Routledge
368 Pages

 
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Book Description

This book breaks the ground in Geographical texts by transcending a strictly regional or topical focus.  It presents the opportunities and constraints that mountains and their resources offer to local and global populations; the impacts of environmental and economic change, development and globalisation on mountain environments. Part of the Ecogeography series edited by Richard Hugget

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Plates
List of Tables
Introduction
Part 1: Evolution of Mountain Landscapes
1: The making and shaping of mountains
2: Mountain climate and climate change
3: Mountain geoecology
Part 2: Mountain Peoples and Cultures
4: Mountain culture
5: The socio-political environment of mountain communities
6: Mountain populations and demographic change
Part 3: Mountain Resources and Resource Use
7: Resources: Land
8: Water resources of mountain regions
9: Mountain agro-economies and livelihood strategies
Part 4: Managing Mountains: Development, Conservation and Degradation
10: Catastrophe or capacity
11: Conservation and biodiversity
12: Mountain tourism
Epilogue: Mountains: Blessed or Blighted Features?
Bibliography

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