Mountain Geography: Physical and Human Dimensions

Mountain Geography: Physical and Human Dimensions

Mountains conceal 1 / 4 of the Earth’s land floor and 1 / 4 of the worldwide inhabitants lives in or adjoining to those parts. the worldwide value of mountains is well-known really simply because they supply severe assets, akin to water, foodstuff and wooden; comprise excessive degrees of organic and cultural range; and are frequently locations for tourism and game and/or of sacred significance.

This significant revision of Larry Price’s ebook Mountains and Man (1981) is either well timed and hugely acceptable. The prior 3 a long time were a interval of exceptional development in our knowing of mountains from an educational perspective. Of even larger significance is that society at huge now realizes that mountains and the folk who live in them aren't remoted from the mainstream of global affairs, yet are very important if we're to accomplish an environmentally sustainable future.

Mountain Geography is a finished source that provides readers an in-depth figuring out of the geographical approaches taking place within the world’s mountains and the final influence of those areas on tradition and society as a complete. the amount starts off with an advent to how mountains are outlined, through a accomplished therapy in their actual geography: origins, climatology, snow and ice, landforms and geomorphic procedures, soils, plants, and flora and fauna. The concluding chapters supply an creation to the human geography of mountains: attitudes towards mountains, humans dwelling in mountain areas and their livelihoods and interactions inside dynamic environments, the various different types of mountain agriculture, and the demanding situations of sustainable mountain development.


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