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Mountain geography : physical and human dimensions

Author: Martin F Price; Alton C Byers; Donald A Friend; Thomas Kohler, (géographe); Larry W Price
Publisher: Berkeley ; Los Angeles (Calif.) : University of California Press (2013, cop. 2013)
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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; and are often places for tourism and recreation and/or of sacred significance. This major  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin F Price; Alton C Byers; Donald A Friend; Thomas Kohler, (géographe); Larry W Price
ISBN: 9780520254312 0520254317
OCLC Number: 870294647
Description: 1 vol. (XVII-378 p.) : ill., cartes, couv. ill. en coul. ; 30 cm
Contents: 1.Introduction to Mountains / Alton C. Byers, Larry W. Price, and Martin F. Price ; 2.Origins of Mountains / John F. Shroder Jr. and Larry W. Price ; 3.Mountain Climate / Andrew J. Bach and Larry W. Price ; 4.Snow, Ice, Avalanches, and Glaciers / Leland R. Dexter, Karl W. Birkeland, and Larry W. Price ; 5.Mountain Landforms and Geomorphic Processes / Jason R. Janke and Larry W. Price ; 6.Mountain Soils / Larry W. Price and Carol P. Harden ; 7.Mountain Vegetation / Keith S. Hadley, Larry W. Price, and Georg Grabherr ; 8.Mountain Wildlife / Larry W. Price and Valerius Geist ; 9.Attitudes Toward Mountains / Edwin Bernbaum and Larry W. Price ; 10.People in the Mountains / James S. Gardner, Robert E. Rhoades, and Christoph Stadel ; 11.Agricultural Settlement and Land Use in Mountains / Stephen F. Cunha and Larry W. Price ; 12.Sustainable Mountain Development / Martin F. Price and Thomas Kohler.
Responsibility: edited by Martin F. Price, Alton C. Byers, Donald A. Friend, Thomas Kohler, Larry W. Price.
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