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Montology Palimpsest: A Primer of Mountain Geographies

Fausto O. Sarmiento

This book introduces an innovative approach to sustainable and regenerative mountain development. Transdisciplinary to biophysical and biocultural scales, it provides answers to the "what, when, how, why, and where" that researchers question on mountains, including the most challenging: So What! Forwarding thinking in its treatment of core subjects, this decolonial, non-hegemonic volume inaugurates the Series with contributions of seasoned montologists, and invites the reader to an engaging excursion to ascend the rugged topography of paradigms, with the scaffolding hike of ambitious curiosity typical of mountain explorers.
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Book Details

  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publish Date: Jan 16th, 2024
  • Pages: 506
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 2022 -
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 1.06in - 1.61lb
  • EAN: 9783031133008
  • Categories: Life Sciences - EcologyEarth Sciences - Geology

About the Author

Prof. Dr. Fausto O. Sarmiento has been involved in major disciplinary and institutional change processes to promote sustainable development in mountain environments and in restructuring evaluation criteria used for landscape conservation in the Tropical Andes. He was Regional Editor for Latin America for the journal Mountain Research and Development, and is Editorial Board member of Pirineos, the Journal of Mountain Ecology, the Journal of Mountain Science, the Journal of High Andean Research and the Annals of the AAG. He serves in advisory boards of global mountain organizations and represented the International Human Dimension Program of Global Environmental Change to the Science Board of the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI). He was chair of the Mountain Geography Specialty Group (2002-3 and 2014-5) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), is chair of the International Geographical Union's Commission on Mountain Studies (IGU), and former president of the Andean Mountains Association (AMA). Currently, he is deputy Vice Chair (Capacity Building) of the Mountain Biome of the World Commission of Protected Areas (WCPA), member of the Board of the Satoyama Initiative of the United Nations University (UNU), member of the board of the Earth Ethics Institute (EEI) and member of the Protected Landscapes Task Force in the World Conservation Union (IUCN).

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