In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers

Climate Change and Andean Society
Author(s): 
Carey, Mark
ISBN: 
9780195396065
Date published: 
May 2010
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

Global climate change has triggered profound changes at the ground level and for real people. This book illustrates in vivid detail how 25,000 Peruvian residents died from melting Andean glaciers. Successful engineering efforts to prevent additional catastrophes simultaneously helped commodify glaciers, erode local authority, and unleash contested modernization agendas in the Andes.