By Bernard Debarbieux,Gilles Rudaz,Martin F. Price,Jane Marie Todd

In The Mountain, geographers Bernard Debarbieux and Gilles Rudaz hint the origins of the very inspiration of a mountain, displaying the way it isn't really a trifling geographic characteristic yet finally an concept, person who has developed through the years, encouraged by way of alterations in political climates and cultural attitudes. to actually comprehend mountains, they argue, we needs to view them not just as fabric realities yet as social constructs, ones which could suggest considerably various things to various humans in numerous settings.


From the Enlightenment to the current day, and utilizing a number of case reports from the entire continents, the authors exhibit us how our principles of and approximately mountains have replaced with the days and the way a variety of rules, from border delineation to forestry in addition to nature safety and social courses, were formed in keeping with them. A wealthy hybrid research of geography, background, tradition, and politics, the publication can provide to eternally swap the best way we glance at mountains.

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