1st Edition

Mountain Environments in Changing Climates

Edited By

Martin Beniston

ISBN 9780415102247
Published December 21, 1994 by Routledge
494 Pages

USD $260.00

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Book Description

Home to large numbers of people, sources of water, centres of tourism, and sensitive ecological zones, mountain environments share distinctive climactic characteristics. Once regarded as economically non-viable regions, mountains now attract major investment as sites of tourism, hydro-power and communication routes. This book brings together some of the current work on the physical and human ecology of mountain environments, the impacts of climate change, the processes involved and their observation and prediction.