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Mountains: A Very Short Introductionav Martin Price89
In this Very Short Introduction, Martin Price addresses the role of mountains in global ecosystems and within human culture. Considering the global effects of melting glaciers, and the conservation of mountain regions and peoples, he discusses the future of mountainous regions and the implications for all of us.
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neat little book, perfect for carrying in a pocket or in hand luggage ... I would certainly recommend
Jane Terry, Geography this as a suitable text for pre-A level or undergraduate reading lists, or for anyone with a wider interest in mountains.
eco.mont The text is packed with information and details on mountains and gives an easy-to-read insight into many facts about mountains and people's interaction with them. It is highly recommended for anybody interested and its small light-weight format allows taking it along to read at the top of a mountain.
Mike Merchant, Scottish Mountaineer Even if your interest in mountains stops short at the Cheviot, you should find food for thought in these pages.
Network Reviews conveys a vivid impression of the many ways in which mountains are important to us.
Martin Price holds the Unesco Chair for Sustainable Mountain Development at the University of Highlands and Islands at Perth, where he is also Director of the Centre for Mountain Studies. He has been involved in various international initiatives for the conservation of mountain regions. He is recognized as an international authority on the subject, and author of a number of research papers and reports.
1. Why do mountains matter? ; 2. Mountains are not eternal ; 3. The world's water towers ; 4. Living in a vertical world ; 5. Hotspots of diversity ; 6. Safeguarding and benefitting from the mountain heritage ; 7. Climate change in the mountains ; Further Reading ; Index