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Impact of global changes on mountains : responses and adaptation

Author: Velma I Grover; Axel Borsdorf; Jürgen Breuste; Prakash Chandra Tiwari; Flavia Witkowski Frangetto
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2014] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mountain regions encompass nearly 24 percent of the total land surface of the earth and are home to approximately 12 percent of the world's population. Their ecosystems play a critical role in sustaining human life both in the highlands and the lowlands. During recent years, resource use in high mountain areas has changed mainly in response to the globalization of the economy and increased world population. As a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grover, Velma I.
Impact of Global Changes on Mountains : Responses and Adaptation.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Velma I Grover; Axel Borsdorf; Jürgen Breuste; Prakash Chandra Tiwari; Flavia Witkowski Frangetto
ISBN: 9781482208917 1482208911
OCLC Number: 899155151
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 527 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Section 1. Introduction --
section 2. Drivers for change and impact of global changes on mountains --
section 3. Adaptation and mitigation : strategies and models --
section 4. Governance and legal issues in mountains --
section 5. Case studies.
Responsibility: Velma I. Grover [and four others].

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Mountain regions encompass nearly 24 percent of the total land surface of the earth and are home to approximately 12 percent of the world's population. Their ecosystems play a critical role in sustaining human life both in the highlands and the lowlands. During recent years, resource use in high mountain areas has changed mainly in response to the globalization of the economy and increased world population. As a result, mountain regions are undergoing rapid environmental change, exploitation, and depletion of natural resources leading to ecological imbalances and economic unsustainability. Mor.

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