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Rural Himalayan Ecology and Urban Ecosystem

K.S. Gulia (Author)
Synopsis The Himalayan ecology and the ecosystems of the urban centres are in the spotlight today. An imbalance in the environment a resulted in glacial recessions, cloud bursts and floods causing massive devastation. This has caused much concern amongst the ecologists and environmentalists. The forest cover is reducing not only in Indian side of Himalaya, but in Bhutan and Nepal also. This book deals with the problems besetting the Himalayan river systems, various mountain ranges, major passes, receding glaciers, pastures and glacial lakes in regions like Pir Panjal, Dhaula Dhar, Siwalik, Zanskar, Ladakh and East Karakoram ranges. The book also discusses the people and tribes living in distinct ecosystems at various altitudes ranging from Tibet, Nepal, J and K to Kumaon. It also deals with the Himalaya's fragile ecosystem in active seismic zone. The book provides a comprehensive study of the subject to a serious student.
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About the author

K.S. Gulia

Brigadier (dr.) Kuldip Singh Gulia is a noted and active environmentalist.  A Ph.D. in Human Ecology of the Himalayan Ecosystems, he has applied himself into sustained research in various facets of Human Ecology.  His book Human Ecology of Sikkim and Geneses of Disasters, have been widely acclaimed in the intellectual circles for qualitative and analytical excellence.   His research papers on  human ecosystems of the Himalayas and of the Arid Zone of Indian Thar Desert make interesting studies.  The author commanded an infantry Brigade in Gujarat in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of 26 January 2001, and was deeply involved in rehabilitating the suffering population in the affected areas.  He successfully commanded his Brigade in Munabas sector of Barmer (Rajasthan) during Operation Parakram.  Having retired from the Army, he is currently Director of the Pratap Group of Public Schools at Karnal.  He is currently working on the Human Ecosystems in the schooling fraternity.

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Bibliographic information

Title Rural Himalayan Ecology and Urban Ecosystem
Author K.S. Gulia
Format Hardcover
Date published: 03.09.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Isha Books
Language: English
isbn 8182054265
length 298p.