Courses Catalogue

Highland And Mountain Resource Management

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Required Readings



1.      Ali, Aamir 2002. A Siachen peace park: The solution to a half-century of international conflict? Mountain Research and Development, 22(4): 316-319.

2.      Bebbington, Anthony and Mark Williams 2008. Water and mining conflicts in Peru. Mountain Research and Development, 28(3/4): 190-195.

3.      Bernbaum, Edwin 1997. The spiritual and cultural significance of mountains. In Bruno Messerli

4.      and Jack D. Ives (eds.), Mountains of the World: A Global Priority (pp. 39-60), New York: Parthenon Publishing Group.

5.      Brown, Jessica and Nora Mitchell 2000. Culture and nature in the protection of Andean landscapes. Mountain Research and Development, 20(3): 212-217.

6.      Brush, Stephen B. 1988. Traditional Agricultural strategies in the hill lands of tropical America. In N.J.R. Allan, G.W. Knapp, and C. Stadel (eds), Human Impacts on Mountains. NJ: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 116-126.

7.      Bury, Jeffrey 2005. Mining mountains: Neoliberalism, land tenure, livelihoods, and the new Peruvian mining industry in Cajamarca. Environment and Planning A, 37: 221-239.

8.      Bury, Jeffrey et al. 2011. Glacier recession and human vulnerability in the Yanamarey watershed of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Climate Change, 105: 179-206.

9.      Byers, Alton 2005. Contemporary human impacts on alpine ecosystems in the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Khumbu, Nepal. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 95(1): 112-140.

10.  Carey, Mark 2008. The politics of place: Inhabiting and defending glacier hazard zones in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca. In Darkening Peaks: Glacier Retreat, Science, and Society (Ben Orlove, Ellen Wiegandt, and Brian H. Luckman, eds.), pp, 229-240. Berkeley: University of California Press.

11.  Denniston, Derek 1995. High priorities: conserving mountain ecosystems and cultures. WorldWatch Paper No. 123, Washington, DC: WorldWatch Institute. Economist 2005. The mountain tsunami. The Economist, 15 October

12.  Gerrard, John 1990. Mountain Environments: An Examination of the Physical Geography of Mountains. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.