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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.
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?
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