Mountains : Books

There are 8 documents in this section.

  • Mountains of the World: A Global Priority

    14 May 2008

    This is the best overview of mountain issues currently available. It was prepared for the 5th anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit, at which mountains first gained prominence on the global environment and development agenda. There are over 100 contributors from around the world.

  • The State of the World's Mountains

    14 May 2008

    At the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, mountains finally came to the fore on the global stage. This book was one of the key reasons. It provides an overview of key issues in many of the world's mountain regions. Though uneven in its approach and geographical coverage, and now somewhat dated, it remains a key reference.

  • Tourism and Development in Mountain Regions

    14 May 2008

    The emergences of 'mountain sustainable development' at the UN Rio Earth Summit in 1992, drew attention to the scattered nature of information on the subject.

  • Forests in Sustainable Mountain Development

    14 May 2008

    This book is long (624 pages) but full of valuable case studies, and a treasure house of interesting snippets and asides.

  • Voices from the mountain

    14 May 2008

    The London-based Panos Institute has been working with community organisations in selected highland areas training local people to record interviews to communicate their personal experiences on a range of mountain issues from deforestation, development schemes, especially dams and mining projects, tourism, and migration. The result is a wealth of material - vivid, challenging, full of human detail and variety.

  • Global Change and Mountain Regions: An Overview of Current Knowledge

    14 May 2008

    This is the best collection of papers on all aspects of global change in mountain regions, with sections on paleoenvironmental, cryospheric, hydrological, and ecological changes and human dimensions.

  • Key Issues for Mountain Areas

    14 May 2008

    This is a collection of papers by global experts, originally prepared as background papers for the Bishkek Global Mountain Summit, the concluding global event of the International Year of Mountains.

  • High Stakes

    5 June 2002

    This report from the London-based Panos Institute argues that the most effective way to protect the world's mountains for future generations is to ensure mountain people have a stronger voice and role in the development of their regions. Experts in their own environments, they have a large part to play in tackling poverty and conserving resources - investing in people is the most effective way to protect the mountains for future generations, says the report.