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Mountains of the World: A Global Priority

Edited By: B Messerli and JD Ives

495 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, map

Parthenon Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #65489 | ISBN: 1850707812
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Describes these major and complex ecosystems and examines the varied impacts humans are making on these environments.


Forewords. Preface. Mountains of the world: a global priority. The human dimension of mountain development: Mountain peoples and cultures. The spiritual and cultural significance of mountains. Comparative inequalities - mountain communities andmountain families. Economic and political framework for sustainability of mountain areas. Conflicts in mountain areas: a predicament for sustainable development. Mountain ecosystems, resources, and development: Highland waters - a resource of globalsignificance. Energy resources for remote highland areas. Mining in mountains. The diversity of mountain life. Protection of nature in mountain regions. Tourism and amenity migration. Mountain forests and forestry. Mountain argiculture. Mountainwatersheds - integrating water, soils, gravity, vegetation, and people. Risk and disasters in mountain lands. Climate change. Mountain agenda for the twenty-first century: Sustainable mountain development - Chapter 13 in action. Agenda for sustainablemountain development. Author biographies. Index.

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