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Mountain Geoecology and Sustainable Development of the Tibetan Plateau

Author: Du Zheng; Qingsong Zhang; Shaohong Wu
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2000.
Series: GeoJournal library, 57.
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This book is a summary of the major achievements resulting from those integrated research projects on the Tibetan Plateau that have been carried out in particular over the last decade. It covers the fundamental issues regarding geoecology and sustainable mountain development on the Plateau. The first part discusses the evolution and differentiation of physical environments, uplifting, environmental changes, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Du Zheng; Qingsong Zhang; Shaohong Wu
ISBN: 9789401009652 9401009651
OCLC Number: 851381331
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 396 pages).
Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Uplift and Environmental Changes of the Tibetan Plateau. 3. Three Dimensional Differentiation of Natural Zonation. 4. The Population Changes and Urban Development. 5. Climate: Past, Present, and Future. 6. Permafrost: Status, Variation and Impacts. 7. Biodiversity: Biota and Biocoenose. 8. Human Health Aspect in Geoecology. 9. Land-Use and Agricultural Development. 10. Natural Hazards and Environmental Issues. 11. Nature Conservation. 12. Regional Social-Economic Sustainable Development. 13. Geo-Ecology of Mts. Namjagbarwa Region. 14. Dry Valleys in Hengduan Mts Region. 15. High-Cold Scrubs and Meadow Zone. 16. Hinterland of Qiangtang Plateau. 17. Kunlun Mountains Region. Acknowledgements. Contributors. Subject Index.
Series Title: GeoJournal library, 57.
Responsibility: edited by Du Zheng, Qingsong Zhang, Shaohong Wu.

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This book is a summary of the major achievements resulting from those integrated research projects on the Tibetan Plateau that have been carried out in particular over the last decade. It covers the fundamental issues regarding geoecology and sustainable mountain development on the Plateau. The first part discusses the evolution and differentiation of physical environments, uplifting, environmental changes, and natural zonation of the Plateau. The second part focuses respectively on environments, ecosystems, and sustainable development. The third part contains case studies on Namjabarwa Mountains, Hengduan Mountains, Qiangtang Plateau, and Kunlun Mountains. Audience: The book is geared to the needs of policy makers, geographers, professors, environmental managers, and researchers at a graduate level.

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