By Martin F. Price, Alton C. Byers, Donald A. Friend, Thomas Köhler, Larry W. Price
Mountains disguise 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 fairly simply because they supply serious assets, reminiscent of water, nutrients and wooden; comprise excessive degrees of organic and cultural range; and are usually locations for tourism and activity and/or of sacred significance.
This significant revision of Larry Price’s publication Mountains and guy (1981) is either well timed and hugely applicable. The prior 3 many years were a interval of exceptional development in our figuring out of mountains from an educational viewpoint. Of even larger value is that society at huge now realizes that mountains and the folk who live in them aren't remoted from the mainstream of worldwide affairs, yet are very important if we're to accomplish an environmentally sustainable future.
Mountain Geography is a entire source that provides readers an in-depth figuring out of the geographical tactics taking place within the world’s mountains and the final influence of those areas on tradition and society as an entire. the amount starts off with an creation to how mountains are outlined, via a entire remedy in their actual geography: origins, climatology, snow and ice, landforms and geomorphic procedures, soils, plants, and flora and fauna. The concluding chapters offer an advent to the human geography of mountains: attitudes towards mountains, humans dwelling in mountain areas and their livelihoods and interactions inside dynamic environments, the varied varieties of mountain agriculture, and the demanding situations of sustainable mountain improvement.