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Natural Resource Management in the Himalaya (In 3 Volumes)

Sharad Singh Negi (Author)
Synopsis Stretching for a length of about 2400 kms, an average width of 250 kms and rising to elevations of more than 7000 mts, the Himalaya are amongst the most imposing features on the face of the earth. This mountain system is a vast storehouse of natural resources, which includes water, ice, soil, rocks, minerals, forests, grasslands and wild animals. Infact, many of south Asia’s largest rivers either rise or flow through this complex mountain system. These resources have been used by human beings for the past many centuries. Their sustainable use and management affects the lives of millions of people living in this mountain region and also in the plains. This book, the first in a series of five on natural resource management in the Himalaya, deals with land, water and environmental management. It is meant as a handy reference book for natural resource managers, scientists, planners, students, researchers and also the layman interested to know more about natural resource management in the Himalaya. During the preparation of this book considerable published and unpublished literature has been consulted and hence no originality is claimed.
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About the author

Sharad Singh Negi

Dr. S.S. Negi belongs to the HP. cadre of the Indian Forest Service. He is one of India's most prolific writers, having to his credit 100 books on forestry, geology, natural resource management; Himalayan studies and fiction. Dr. Negi has held various positions like Associate Professor, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun, Assistant Director General, ICFRE, Dehradun and Project Director of the World Bank supported Integrated Watershed Development Project for HP. He has also been associated with the Munich University, Germany and Ballarat University, Australia as a visiting scientist.

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Bibliographic information

Title Natural Resource Management in the Himalaya (In 3 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176483885
length vi+249p., vi+221p., 276p., Illustrations; 23cm.