This book is concerned with section 6 of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) program, "Impact of Human Activities on Temperate and Tropical Mountain and Tundra Ecosystems."
1. Introduction and Commentary 2. Applied High Altitude Geoecology: Can the Scientist Assist in the Preservation of the Mountains? 3. Monitoring and Mapping Mountain Environments 4. High Altitude Climates 5. Ice and Snow at High Altitudes 6. High Mountain Ecosystems: Evolution, Structure, Operation and Maintenance 7. High Altitude Physiology 8. Effects of Change on High Mountain Human Adaptive Patterns