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Borsdorf, Axel

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Works: 174 works in 438 publications in 3 languages and 3,595 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, htt, Contributor, Publishing director, Dedicatee, Adapter, Redactor
Classifications: HT361, 918
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Most widely held works about Axel Borsdorf
 
Most widely held works by Axel Borsdorf
Impact of global changes on mountains : responses and adaptation by Velma I Grover( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mountain regions encompass nearly 24% of the total land surface of the earth and are home to approximately 12% of the world's population; they are very crucial in terms of their ecosystem services that sustain human society both in highlands and the lowlands. During recent years, the traditional resource-use-structure in high mountain areas has changed mainly in response to globalizing economy and increased population. As a result, mountain regions are passing through a process of rapid environmental change, with increased exploitation and depletion of natural resources leading to ecological imbalances and economic unsustainability. Moreover, the changing climatic conditions have already stressed mountain ecosystems through higher mean annual temperatures and melting of glaciers and snow, and altered precipitation patterns. This book addresses these critical issues and looks at ways to stop the downward spiral of resource degradation, rural poverty and food and livelihood insecurity in mountain regions; it discusses new and comprehensive approaches to mountain development that are needed that identify sustainable resource development practices, as well as how to strengthen local institutions and knowledge systems, and how to increase the resilience between mountain environments and their inhabitants
Die Anden ein geographisches Porträt by Axel Borsdorf( )

29 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and German and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--
Geographisch denken und wissenschaftlich arbeiten by Axel Borsdorf( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in German and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geographie ist ein vielfältiges Fach. Das Studium setzt ein räumliches, historisches, sprachliches, kulturelles, naturwissenschaftliches und auch mathematisches Grundverständnis voraus. Dabei umfasst das Fach naturwissenschaftliche, geisteswissenschaftliche und sozialwissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse nicht in additiver, sondern in integrativer Sichtweise. Die Aufgabe dieses einführenden Lehrbuches ist es, Studienanfängern eine erste Orientierung im Fach Geographie zu vermitteln und sie in wissenschaftliches Denken und Arbeiten einzuführen. Ferner bietet das Buch viele nützliche Hinweise zu Studien- und Lerntechniken. Das Buch hat sich als kleines Lehrbuch erfolgreich bei Studierenden und Dozenten eingeführt. In der Neuauflage hat der Autor neue Beispiele aufgenommen und die Inhalte aktualisiert. Der Autor Axel Borsdorf ist ordentlicher Professor für Geographie an der Leopold Franzens Universität Innsbruck und zudem Leiter der Forschungsstelle für Gebirgsforschung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Er ist auch wirkliches Mitglied dieser Akademie, Vizepräsident des Österreichischen Lateinamerikainstituts und in zahlreichen Wissenschaftsvereinigungen und Forschungsnetzwerken aktiv. Eine Stimme zur ersten Auflage: "gelungener Einstieg in einen Studienbeginn (...) Möglichst vielen Hochschuldozenten ist die Verwendung in Einführungsübungen und Proseminaren zu empfehlen, aber der Band kann auch im Laufe des gesamten Studiums immer wieder gewinnbringend und anregend zur Hand genommen werden." (Rudolf Juchelka im Standort 2/2000)
Politische, kulturelle und wissenschaftliche Perspektiven der nachhaltigen Raumentwicklung in den Alpen erste Ergebnisse des an der LFU Innsbruck koordinierten EU-Projektes DIAMONT by Axel Borsdorf( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceived with the steering bodies of the Alpine Convention, DIAMONT aims to give a vital impulse to the relaunch of SOIA (System for Observation of and Information on the Alps). In consistence with SOIA's new aims and the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP), DIAMONT will take into account the expectations of experts for regional development as well as the needs of the Alpine population. The DIAMONT network of specialists on Alpine development will advise SOIA on the elaboration of an Alpine wide information system and the selection of relevant data considering their validity and their aptitude for harmonization. This process will involve a test of pilot tools for regional development and discussions with the population in test regions. DIAMONT integrates cultural, regional and local factors into the analysis and preparation of a sustainable regional development. The project's results will supply a method adaptable to other European mountain areas
Global Change and Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions - Proceedings of the COST Strategic Workshop by R Jandl( )

5 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Strategic Workshop?Global Change and Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions? was convened at the Congress Hall of Innsbruck, Austria, from April 7-9, 2008. The event attracted more than 350 scientists, experts, practitioners, students, and scholars from 29 European and 10 non-European countries. The book is structured in accordance to the conference agenda. In 13 chapters it presents contributions to basic research, to socio-economic topics and regional studies. The risks related to climate change are also addressed as water issues, high elevation ecosystems and monitoring methods. Forestry, tourism and ecosystem services of mountains are most important to evaluate the economy and the output of mountain systems. Mountains all over the word are challenged by global change. This is illustrated by regional examples of the Carpathians, the Andes, the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific North West of Canada
Die Städte Südamerikas by Herbert Wilhelmy( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allgemeine Siedlungsgeographie by Axel Borsdorf( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valdivia und Osorno : strukturelle Disparitäten u. Entwicklungsprobleme in chilen. Mittelstädten : e. geograph. Beitr. zu Urbanisierungserscheinungen in Lateinamerika by Axel Borsdorf( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naturraum Lateinamerika : Geographische und biologische Grundlagen( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in German and English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ökonomische Strategien des Naturgefahrenmanagements Konzepte, Erfahrungen und Herausforderungen by Roland Psenner( )

6 editions published in 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Während die Naturgefahrenforschung traditionell stark durch einen naturwissenschaftlichen Zugang geprägt ist, wird neuerdings zunehmend in die Überlegungen einbezogen, dass für einen nachhaltigen Umgang mit Naturgefahren gesellschaftliche und ökonomische Überlegungen explizit zu berücksichtigen sind. Für den optimalen Umgang mit Naturgefahren sind das Gefahren- und das Schadenpotential aus gesellschaftlicher Sicht zu erfassen sowie alternative Maßnahmen der Risikovorsorge (Risikovermeidung und Risikominderung) und der Risikonachsorge (Risikodiversifikation und Risikotransfer) in die Betrachtung einzubeziehen. Ausdruck des Paradigmenwechsels in der Naturgefahrenforschung ist das Konzept des integralen Risikomanagements, bei dem vom Risikokreislauf ausgegangen und Risikoanalyse, Risikobewertung und Risikomanagement unter Berücksichtigung aller potentiellen Maßnahmen integrierend betrachtet werden
Lateinamerika - Krise ohne Ende? Beiträge zu einer Ringvorlesung im Wintersemester 1993/94 an der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurswissen Dritte Welt und Weltwirtschaft by Axel Borsdorf( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Städte Südamerikas by Herbert Wilhelmy( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in German and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Weinbau in Unterjesingen Aufschwung, Niedergang u. Wiederbelebung d. Rebkultur an d. Peripherie d. württemberg. Hauptanbaugebietes by Axel Borsdorf( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cómo modelar el desarrollo y la dinámica de la ciudad latinoamericana by Axel Borsdorf( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cómo modelar el desarrollo y la dinámica de la ciudad latinoamericana
Die Welt verstehen - eine geographische Herausforderung eine Festschrift der Geographie Innsbruck für Axel Borsdorf( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International research on metropolises : milestones and frontiers by Axel Borsdorf( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global city: strategic site/new frontier / Saskia Sassen -- Generating data for research on cities in globalization / Peter J. Taylor -- The ambiguities of globalization and Latin American cities / Bryan R. Roberts -- La "ville fractale" et la fractalité des villes / Pierre Frankhauser -- Planning conditions for the Vienna Metropolitan Region / Anita Pöckl, Edgar Hagspiel, and Monika Kuffer -- Observations on commercial areas on the outskirts of European cities / Axel Borsdorf/Vera Mayer -- Transformation and urban processes in Latin America / Christof Parnreiter, Karin Fischer, Johannes Jäger, and Petra Kohler
Die "Alpine Stadt" zwischen lokaler Verankerung und globaler Vernetzung Beiträge zur regionalen Stadtforschung im Alpenraum by Axel Borsdorf( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Impact of global changes on mountains : responses and adaptation
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Die Anden ein geographisches PorträtGeographisch denken und wissenschaftlich arbeiten
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Axel Borsdorf deutscher Geograph

Axel Borsdorf Duits geograaf

Axel Borsdorf geògraf alemany

Axel Borsdorf geógrafo alemán

Axel Borsdorf géographe allemand

Axel Borsdorf German geographer

Axel Borsdorf Germany karimba ŋun nyɛ doo

Axel Borsdorf professor académico alemão

Axel Borsdorf ricercatore

Axel Borsdorf tysk professor

Axel Borsdorf xeógrafu alemán

Borsdorf, A.

Borsdorf, A. (Axel)

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German (142)

English (29)

Spanish (6)