Mountains: A Very Short Introduction

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Mountains cover a quarter of the Earth's land surface and are home to about 12 percent of the global population. They are the sources of all the world's major rivers, affect regional weather patterns, provide centres of biological and cultural diversity, hold deposits of minerals, and provide both active and contemplative recreation. Yet mountains are also significantly affected by climate change; as melting and retreating glaciers show. Given the manifold goods and services which mountains provide to the world, such changes are of global importance.

In this Very Short Introduction, Martin Price outlines why mountains matter at the global level, and addresses the existing and likely impacts of climate change on mountain, hydrological and ecological systems. Considering the risks associated with the increasing frequency of extreme events and 'natural hazards' caused by climate change, he discusses the implications for both mountain societies and wider populations, and concludes by emphasizing the need for greater cooperation in order to adapt to climate change in our increasingly globalized world.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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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.

Contenuti:

  • 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: Protected areas and tourism
  • 7: Climate change in the mountains
  • Further Reading
  • Index

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 174 x 121 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Mountains cover a quarter of the Earth s land surface and are home to about 12 percent of the global population. They are the sources of all the world s major rivers, affect regional weather patterns, provide centres of biological and cultural diversity, hold deposits of minerals, and provide both active and contemplative recreation. Yet mountains are also significantly affected by climate change; as melting and retreating glaciers show. Given the manifold goods and services which mountains provide to the world, such changes are of global importance. In this Very Short Introduction, Martin Price outlines why mountains matter at the global level, and addresses the existing and likely impacts of climate change on mountain, hydrological and ecological systems. Considering the risks associated with the increasing frequency of extreme events and natural hazards caused by climate change, he discusses the implications for both mountain societies and wider populations, and concludes by emphasizing the need for greater cooperation in order to adapt to climate change in our increasingly globalized world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780199695881

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2015. Condizione libro: New. 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. Series: Very Short Introductions. Num Pages: 152 pages, a number of black and white images. BIC Classification: RGBS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 176 x 112 x 11. Weight in Grams: 120. . 2015. 1st Edition. Paperback. . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780199695881

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 174 x 121 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Mountains cover a quarter of the Earth s land surface and are home to about 12 percent of the global population. They are the sources of all the world s major rivers, affect regional weather patterns, provide centres of biological and cultural diversity, hold deposits of minerals, and provide both active and contemplative recreation. Yet mountains are also significantly affected by climate change; as melting and retreating glaciers show. Given the manifold goods and services which mountains provide to the world, such changes are of global importance. In this Very Short Introduction, Martin Price outlines why mountains matter at the global level, and addresses the existing and likely impacts of climate change on mountain, hydrological and ecological systems. Considering the risks associated with the increasing frequency of extreme events and natural hazards caused by climate change, he discusses the implications for both mountain societies and wider populations, and concludes by emphasizing the need for greater cooperation in order to adapt to climate change in our increasingly globalized world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780199695881

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