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Mountain Geoecology and Sustainable Development of the Tibetan Plateau

Series: Geojournal Library Volume: 57

Edited By: D Zheng, Q Zhang and S Wu

363 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #117623 | ISBN: 0792366883
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About this book

Covering the fundamental issues regarding geoecology and sustainable mountain development on the Plateau, the first part discusses the evolution and differentiation of physical environments, uplifting, environmental changes, and natural zonation of the Plateau. The second section focuses respectively on environments, ecosystems, and sustainable development. The third section contains case studies on Namjabarwa Mountains, Hengduan Mountains, Qiangtang Plateau, and Kunlun Mountains.


Contents

Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Uplift and Environmental Changes of the Tibetan Plateau. 3. Three Dimensional Differentiation of Natural Zonation. 4. The Population Changes and Urban Development. 5. Climate: Past, Present, and Future. 6. Permafrost: Status, Variation and Impacts. 7. Biodiversity: Biota and Biocoenose. 8. Human Health Aspect in Geoecology. 9. Land-Use and Agricultural Development. 10. Natural Hazards and Environmental Issues. 11. Nature Conservation. 12. Regional Social-Economic Sustainable Development. 13. Geo-Ecology of Mts. Namjagbarwa Region. 14. Dry Valleys in Hengduan Mts Region. 15. High-Cold Scrubs and Meadow Zone. 16. Hinterland of Qiangtang Plateau. 17. Kunlun Mountains Region. Acknowledgements. Contributors. Subject Index.

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