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In the shadow of melting glaciers : climate change and Andean society

Author: Mark Carey
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Global climate change has triggered profound changes at the ground level and for real people. This book illustrates in vivid detail how 25,000 Peruvian residents died from melting Andean glaciers.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Carey
ISBN: 9780195396065 0195396065 9780195396072 0195396073
OCLC Number: 827743468
Description: vii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Melted ice destroys a city : Huaraz, 1941 --
Geo-racial disorder beneath enchanted lakes --
Engineering the Andes, nationalizing natural disaster --
High development follows disasters --
In pursuit of danger : defining and defending hazard zones --
The story of vanishing water towers --
The risk of neoliberal glaciers --
Appendix 1: Glacier-related disasters in Cordillera Blanca history --
Appendix 2: Government entities conducting glacier and glacial lake projects --
Appendix 3: Selected Cordillera Blanca glacial lake security projects.
Responsibility: Mark Carey.

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A well-written narration of the history of glacial lakes and glacier-related hazards in the Peruvian Andes and their interrelation with socioeconomic development in the region...I thoroughly Read more...

 
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