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Voices from the mountain
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. ... more

High Stakes
by Katrina Payne et al
The Panos Institute, London, 2002, �5.00

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. ... more

State of Mountain Agriculture in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas:
by P. M. Tulachan
2001, ICIMOD, Nepal

Price including handling and shipping:
US$15.00 (Developed Countries)
US$10.00 (Developing countries)
US$7.50 (ICIMOD Member Countries)

Readers will find this book a valuable introduction to mixed crop-livestock agriculture in the Hindu Kush Himalayas and a useful source of background information, based on data obtained from national governments. ... more

The State of the World's Mountains
by Peter B. Stone (editor)
Zed Books, London, 1992


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. ... more

Mountains of the World: A Global Priority
by Bruno Messerli and Jack D. Ives
Parthenon, Carnforth, 1992

�48.00 hb

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. ... more

Forests in Sustainable Mountain Development
by M.Price and N.Butt (Eds.)
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, 2001, �75 hb

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

Tourism and Development in Mountain Regions
by P.M. Godde, M.F.Price and F. Zimmermann (Eds),
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, England, 2001, �45.00 hb

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. ... more

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