Mountain environments, once thought hostile, now attract major economic investments for tourism, hydro-power and communication routes. As change and technology works its way around the world, the fight between ecology and dollars will doubtless escalate. Mountain Environments in Changing Climates collects the best international work being done on mountainous regions. The book examines the impact of global warming, the socio-economic environment of mountains, and the observation and prediction of mountain processes and phenomena. The scope of the work and the contributors cover a diverse range of international scientists. Mountain Environments takes an interdisciplinary approach to a fascinating subject, and will be a resource for those in the field for years to come. after for tourism,

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