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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

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Mountain Environments

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Overview

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

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  • ISBN-13: 9781317875536
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/3/2014
  • Series: Ecogeography Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • File size: 7 MB

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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