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Understanding Himalayas

Kadambari Sharma (Editor)
Synopsis The highest peaks, the steepest escarpments, the most precipitous ravines, great crests crowned with perpetual snows towering above the most deeply scooped and verdant valleys, resplendent with lakes and rushing streams; swift, cascading, falling, foaming rivers that cut the deepest gorges: the highest-living species of plant and animal life found anywhere in the world, and the most highly diversified and sharply contrasted ecosystems varying from tropical to Tundra--are only some of the characteristic features of their ranges, which make the Himalaya unique. The present book provides authoritative basic information on understanding Himalayas in true perspective. Understanding Himalayan Ecology, Seismicity of Himalayas; Biosphere Reserves; Economic adjustment in high Himalayas; Watershed management in Himalaya; Problems of landslides in Himalaya; Himalayan heritage and conservaiton; The tribal Himalayan Zone etc. are some of the topics, vividly discussed in this book. Geographers, anthropologists, students and scholars besides scientists in the field of earth sciences and environment will find this most useful and informative.
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About the author

Kadambari Sharma

Dr. Kadambari Sharma is Director (Planning) at the Indian institute of Disaster Mitigation (IIDM). She has authored more than 30 occasional monographs related to eco-education, natural resources conservation, population and community ecology, eco-laws, impact assessment, pollution care and environmental systems analysis. She is an international expert on ethnobiology, indigenous people and related issues of anthropology. She has the credit of being associated with UNESCO project on Cultural Paper Survey in South Asia.

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Bibliographic information

Title Understanding Himalayas
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8126102527
length vii+209p., Tables; 25cm.
Subjects History