Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya

Author: David Zurick
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813173849
Release Date: 2006-08-04
Genre: Reference

The Himalaya are world-renowned for their exquisite mountain scenery, ancient traditions, and diverse ethnic groups that tenaciously inhabit this harsh yet sublime landscape. Home to the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest, and some of its deepest gorges, the region is a trove of biological and cultural diversity. Providing a panoramic overview of contemporary land and life in the Earth’s highest mountains, the Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya is the first full-color, comprehensive atlas of the geography, economics, politics, and culture of this spectacular area. Drawing from the authors’ twenty-five years of scholarship and field experience in the region, the volume contains a stunning and unique collection of maps utilizing state-of-the-art cartography, exquisite photography, and engagingly-written text to give accurate coverage of the Himalaya. The volume covers the entire 2,700-kilometer length of the mountain range, from the Indus Valley in northern Pakistan and India, across Nepal and Bhutan, to the hidden realms of northeast India. The Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya not only offers detailed explanations of geological formations, climate, vegetation, and natural resources but also explores the human dimension of the region’s culture and economy. The authors devote special attention to discovery and travel, including exploration, mountaineering, and trekking. Packed with over 300 easy-to-read, custom designed full color maps and photographs and detailed text and map indexes, the Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya is a superb collector’s volume and an essential reference to this vast and complex mountain region.

Discovering the Himalaya

Author: S. S. Negi
Publisher: Indus Publishing
ISBN: 8173870799
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Himalaya Mountains Region


Concise Flowers of the Himalaya

Author: Oleg Polunin
Publisher: OUP India
ISBN: 019564414X
Release Date: 1999-04-01
Genre: Science

This concise edition features all of the illustrations contained in the definitive parent volume, with abbreviated descriptions, mostly of the illustrated species.

Ancient Communities of the Himalaya

Author: Dinesh Prasad Saklani
Publisher: Indus Publishing
ISBN: 817387090X
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Ethnology

15 pictures. The work presents a comprehensive study of the ancient communities touching their history in all dimensions including socio-economic, politico-cultural and religious traits and aspects of the ancient people of the area. One of the objectives of the work has been to trace out the roots of the present Himalayan culture and find out the cultural components of ancient inhabitants in the present society.

Tales of the Himalaya

Author: Lawrence W. Swan
Publisher: Mountain N' Air Books
ISBN: 1879415291
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Garhwal Himalaya

Author: G. S. Rajwar
Publisher: APH Publishing
ISBN: 8170245591
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Agricultural ecology

Naga Cults and Traditions in the Western Himalaya

Publisher: Indus Publishing
ISBN: 8173871612
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Himalaya Mountains Region

A Detailed And Comprehensive Study On Snake Cults And Traditions In Western Himalayas-Traces The Genesis Of Snake Cults Among Pre-Historic Committies Of North Indian Mainland-How It Spread To Western Himalayas. 8 Chapters-4 Appendices-Bibliography-Index-75 Illustrations Mainly In Colour With Some In Black And White.

Hill Resorts of U P Himalaya

Author: Nutan Tyagi
Publisher: Indus Publishing
ISBN: 8185182620
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Political Science

Hill resorts in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Studies on Kumaun Himalaya

Author: Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma
Publisher: Indus Publishing
ISBN: 8173870659
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Kamaun (India)

Contributed articles on various aspects of Kamuan, India.

The Himalaya aspects of change

Author: J. S. Lall
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
ISBN: UVA:X004249325
Release Date: 1981
Genre: History

Contributed papers on the physical, political, and ecological aspects of the Himalayas.

The Unquiet Woods

Author: Ramachandra Guha
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520222350
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Nature

A short history of the Chipko movement in India, one of the world's most famous examples of a grassroots environmental protest movement. This is a revised and expanded edition of a widely-reviewed book originally published in 1990.