9780415181020

Mountain Environments and Communities

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415181020

  • ISBN10:

    041518102X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2001-04-09
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This work explains the background physical environment and then explores the environmental and social dimensions of mountain regions. A critical review of the concepts currently employed in mountain research, it draws upon a wide range of examples from developed and developing countries.

Table of Contents

List of plates
vii
List of figures
viii
List of tables
ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgements xiv
PART 1 The study of mountains 1(32)
Mountains in geographical enquiry
3(30)
PART 2 Components of mountain environments and livelihoods 33(144)
The physical environment of mountains
35(42)
The cultural framework
77(38)
The production environment: the significance of the physical environment for livelihoods
115(62)
PART 3 Mountains in transition 177(108)
Environmental change
179(18)
Demographic transformation
197(24)
Economic and political development
221(64)
PART 4 Mountain policy and intervention 285(87)
Deforestation and degradation
287(22)
Conservation in mountain environments
309(19)
Policy and development initiatives in mountain areas
328(44)
Bibliography 372(31)
Index 403

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