Presents the opportunities and constraints that mountains and their resources offer to local and global populations and the impacts of environmental and econmic change, development and globalisation on mountain environments.
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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