Springer Geography

The Andes

A Geographical Portrait

Authors: Borsdorf, Axel, Stadel, Christoph

  • First book on the complete Andean region in English
  • Excellent illustration by own designed maps, graphs and photos
  • Demand in Europe, U.S. and Latin America
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  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34247-4
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About this book

The Andes are attracting global interest again: they hold valuable mineral resources, tourists appreciate their great natural beauty and the diversity of indigenous cultures, climbers scale rock and ice faces, while many others are intrigued by regional political developments, such as the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela or the almost unfettered hegemony of the neoliberal economic model in Chile.

This volume is the first attempt for decades to present a complete overview of the longest mountain chain on the planet – a region of remarkable climatic, floristic and geologic diversity, where advanced civilization developed well before the arrival of the Spanish. Today the Andes continue to be characterized by their ethnic, demographic, cultural and economic diversity, as well as by the disparity of local socioeconomic groups. The Andean countries pursue a wide range of approaches to tackle the challenges of making the best use of their natural and cultural potential without damaging their ecological basis, as well as to overcome economic disparity and foster social cohesion. This book provides insights into this unique region and its most pressing issues, complemented by a wealth of pictures and comprehensive diagrams, which, in sum, help to better understand these fascinating mountains.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Borsdorf, Axel (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

  • Factors, Processes and Spaces of Physical Geography

    Borsdorf, Axel (et al.)

    Pages 31-75

  • Conservation and Protected Areas

    Borsdorf, Axel (et al.)

    Pages 77-97

  • The Cultural Development of the Andes

    Borsdorf, Axel (et al.)

    Pages 99-131

  • Ethnic and Demographic Structures and Processes

    Borsdorf, Axel (et al.)

    Pages 133-154

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03530-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03529-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34247-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Andes
Book Subtitle
A Geographical Portrait
Authors
Translated by
Stadel, C., Scott, B.
Series Title
Springer Geography
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03530-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03530-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03529-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34247-4
Series ISSN
2194-315X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 368
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations, 450 illustrations in colour
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