Mapping Transition in the Pamirs Changing Human-Environmental Landscapes

By emphasizing on the Pamir region a comprehensive overview of path-dependent and recent developments in a remote mountain region is provided in this book. Overall neglect in the mountainous periphery is contrasted by shifting the centre of attention to the Pamirs situated at the interface between S...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Kreutzmann, Hermann (Editor), Watanabe, Teiji (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2016, 2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Series:Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:By emphasizing on the Pamir region a comprehensive overview of path-dependent and recent developments in a remote mountain region is provided in this book. Overall neglect in the mountainous periphery is contrasted by shifting the centre of attention to the Pamirs situated at the interface between South and Central Asia. From colonial times to now there has been a debate on grasping and locating the area. Here field-work based contributions are collected to provide a variety of perspectives on the Pamirs highlighting transformation and transition in Post-Soviet societies as well as in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The similar ecological environment across borders features the common ground while analyzing development processes in a set of case studies that aim at highlighting certain aspects of regional development
Physical Description:XV, 274 p. 100 illus., 20 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783319231983