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Mountain Environments

1st Edition

By Romola Parish


368 pages

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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

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Plates

List of Tables


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?


About the Series

Ecogeography Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography