Global Mountain Regions

Throughout the conference in 2012, particularly on the last day, we heard scholars and community members representing global mountain region communities calling unanimously for establishing global solidarity among mountain communities.

Global Mountain Regions

No matter where they are located in the world, communities living in mountain regions have shared experiences defined in large part by contradictions. These communities often face social and economic marginalization despite providing the lumber, coal, minerals, tea, and tobacco that have fueled the growth of nations for centuries. They are perceived as remote and socially inferior backwaters on one hand while simultaneously seen as culturally rich and spiritually sacred spaces on the other. These contradictions become even more fraught as environmental changes and political strains place added pressure on these mountain communities. Shifting national borders and changes to watersheds, forests, and natural resources play an increasingly important role as nations respond to the needs of a global economy. The works in this volume consider multiple nations, languages, generations, and religions in their exploration of upland communities' responses to the unique challenges and opportunities they share. From paintings to digital mapping, environmental studies to poetry, land reclamation efforts to song lyrics, the collection provides a truly interdisciplinary and global study. The editors and authors offer a cross-cultural exploration of the many strategies that mountain communities are employing to face the concerns of the future.

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Global Mountain Regions
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Ann Kingsolver, Sasikumar Balasundaram
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-01 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

Works exploring the responses of global mountain communities to the shared challenges and opportunities their unique locations afford them. No matter where they are located in the world, communities living in mountain regions have shared experiences defined in large part by contradictions. These communities often face social and economic marginalization
Global Change and Mountain Regions
Language: en
Pages: 652
Authors: Uli M. Huber, Harald K.M. Bugmann, Mel A. Reasoner
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-03-09 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book gives an overview of the state of research in fields pertaining to the detection, understanding and prediction of global change impacts in mountain regions. More than sixty contributions from paleoclimatology, cryospheric research, hydrology, ecology, and development studies are compiled in this volume, each with an outlook on future
Remote Sensing of Land Use and Land Cover in Mountain Region
Language: en
Pages: 227
Authors: Duo Chu
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-07 - Publisher: Springer

This book presents the spatial and temporal dynamics of land use and land cover in the central Tibetan Plateau during the last two decades, based on various types of satellite data, long-term field investigation and GIS techniques. Further, it demonstrates how remote sensing can be used to map and characterize
Climate of the Romanian Carpathians
Language: en
Pages: 213
Authors: Dana Magdalena Micu, Alexandru Dumitrescu, Sorin Cheval, Marius-Victor Birsan
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-27 - Publisher: Springer

This book is a comprehensive climatic monograph, which addresses one of the most complex mountain environments in Europe, the Carpathians Chain, focusing on the branches that lie over Romania. The volume aggregates high quality input data, state-of-the-art techniques, regional analysis and overview perspectives, while addressing the spatial and temporal patterns
Mountain ecosystem services and climate change
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Egan, Paul A., Price, Martin F.
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-23 - Publisher: UNESCO Publishing

Books about Mountain ecosystem services and climate change