Mountain Geography: Physical and Human Dimensions

By: Martin F. Price, Alton C. Byers, Donald A. Friend, Thomas Kohler and Larry W. Price (Eds)

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Mountains cover a quarter of the Earth’s land surface and a quarter of the global population lives in or adjacent to these areas. The global importance of mountains is recognized particularly because they provide critical resources, such as water, food and wood; contain high levels of biological and cultural diversity; attract humans as places for tourism and recreation; and in many cultures are instilled with sacred significance. This major revision of Larry Price’s book Mountains and Man (1981) is both timely and highly appropriate. The past three decades have been a period of remarkable progress in our understanding of mountains from an academic point of view. Of even greater importance is that society at large now realizes that mountains and the people who reside in them are not isolated from the main stream of world affairs, but are vital if we are to achieve an environmentally sustainable future. Mountain Geography is a comprehensive resource that gives readers an in-depth understanding of the geographical processes that occur in the world’s mountains and the impact of these regions on culture and society. The volume begins with an introduction that defines mountains, followed by a comprehensive treatment of their physical geography, including origins, climatology, snow and ice, landforms and geomorphic processes, soils, vegetation, and wildlife. The concluding chapters discuss the human geography of mountains and our attitudes toward them, population in mountain regions and their livelihoods and interactions within dynamic environments, the diversity of mountain agriculture, and the challenges of sustainable mountain development. printed Pages: 396.

Title: Mountain Geography: Physical and Human Dimensions

Author Name: Martin F. Price, Alton C. Byers, Donald A. Friend, Thomas Kohler and Larry W. Price (Eds)

Categories: India, Environment,

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2017

ISBN: 8131608263

ISBN 13: 9788131608265

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701828

Keywords: Mountain Geography: Physical and Human Dimensions Martin F. Price, Alton C. Byers, Donald A. Friend, Thomas Kohler and Larry W. Price (Eds)