The Alps in 25 Maps
von Hardenberg A
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SubjectAlps; Map; Population; Transport; Urban-rural relations; Alpine Economy; Cultural heritage; Climate change
The publication "The Alps in 25 Maps" represents a collection of maps with key issues for the Alpine Space. The chapters in which this publication is structured aim at giving an overview of the current status and historical evolution of some relevant issues in the Alps and provide an understanding of the most pressing challenges that the Alpine area is facing. The first chapter analyses the demographic dynamics in the Alps, giving an insight on their most recent developments and on the current distribution of population. The second chapter tackles the issue of the Alps as a territory at the heart of Europe, crossed by administrative boundaries and characterized by traffic flows. The third chapter illustrates the complex relationship between urban and rural alpine areas, while the fourth chapter focuses on the Alpine economy, with a specific focus on agriculture and tourism. The fifth chapter provides insights on the rich cultural and natural capital in the Alps, tackling Alpine biodiversity, languages and heritage. Finally, the sixth chapter looks at climate change, one of the main challenges awaiting the Alps.