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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: Foreword Jack D. Ives Preface to the Second Edition Alton C. Byers Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Introduction to Mountains Alton C. Byers, Larry W. Price and Martin F. Price Chapter 2 Origins of Mountains John F. Shroder, Jr. and Larry W. Price Chapter 3 Mountain Climate Andrew J. Bach and Larry W. Price Chapter 4 Snow, Ice, Avalanches and Glaciers Leland R. Dexter, Karl W. Birkeland, and Larry W. Price Chapter 5 Mountain Landforms and Geomorphic Processes Jason R. Janke and Larry W. Price Chapter 6 Mountain Soils Larry W. Price and Carol P. Harden Chapter 7 Mountain Vegetation Keith S. Hadley, Larry W. Price and Georg Grabherr Chapter 8 Mountain Wildlife Larry W. Price and Valerius Geist Chapter 9 Attitudes Towards Mountains Edwin Bernbaum and Larry W. Price Chapter 10 People in the Mountains James S. Gardner, Robert E. Rhoades, and Christoph Stadel Chapter 11 Agricultural Settlement and Land Use in Mountains Stephen F. Cunha and Larry W. Price Chapter 12 Sustainable Mountain Development Martin F. Price and Thomas Kohler Index
Responsibility: edited by Martin F. Price, Alton C. Byers, Donald A. Friend, Thomas Kohler, Larry W. Price.
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