High Mountains Adaptation Partnership

Blog: Mountain geography Powerpoints for teachers

September 10th, 2014

Martin Price informs us that UC Press has prepared a series of Powerpoint presentations for those teaching mountain geography, particularly if they’re using the new textbook Mountain Geography: Physical and Human Dimensions, edited by himself, Alton Byers, and other noted geographers.

If you visit their webpage and look on the right-hand side under “For Professors” > “Resources for Instructors,” the link will take you to a complete series of Powerpoints very useful for the classroom and other applications (you'll first have to convince them you’re a teacher). They wouldn’t mind if your students purchase the book, but that’s optional.

Mountain Geography is a major revision of Larry Price’s book Mountains and Man (1981).  As the promotional copy states:

“The past three decades have been a period of remarkable progress in our understanding of mountains from an academic point of view. Of even greater importance is that society at large now realizes that mountains and the people who reside in them are not isolated from the mainstream of world affairs, but are vital if we are to achieve an environmentally sustainable future.

“Mountain Geography is a comprehensive resource that gives readers an in-depth understanding of the geographical processes occurring in the world’s mountains and the overall impact of these regions on culture and society as a whole. The volume begins with an introduction to how mountains are defined, followed by a comprehensive treatment of their physical geography: origins, climatology, snow and ice, landforms and geomorphic processes, soils, vegetation, and wildlife. The concluding chapters provide an introduction to the human geography of mountains: attitudes toward mountains, people living in mountain regions and their livelihoods and interactions within dynamic environments, the diverse types of mountain agriculture, and the challenges of sustainable mountain development.”