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COLD DESERT: LADAKH ECOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT

ECOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT

M.K. BHASIN (Univesity of Delhi, Delhi, India)

1992 • Pages: 170 • Size: 140 x 220 mm •

ISBN 81-85264-08-2 • Binding: Hard •

Price: US $ 25/- Rs. 450/-

Cold Desert Ladakh

As one of the more inaccessible parts of the Himalayan Ranges, Ladakh division of the Jammu and Kashmir state is a remote and resource poor region that witnessed little change in the technological level over the centuries. It could be considered as an important study area because it is a microcosm - a model of human adaptation to an extreme environment. This successful human - environment relationship is all more impressive when we consider the extreme sensitivity of the mountatin system or even small disturbances and the tendency for such disturbance to be irreversible (UNESCO, MAB Series 14, 1974)

CONTENTS

  1. Introduction :

    1. Ecology and Development
    2. Present Study
    3. Objectives
    4. Period of the Study
  2. AREA:

    1. Area: Jammu and Kashmir
  3. PEOPLE:

    1. Populaiton Composition
    2. Population Groups
  4. THE SETTING:

    1. Brief Outline of the Study Area
    2. Population Groups
  5. METHODOLOGY:

    1. Technique
    2. Statistical Analysis
  6. HUMAN ACTIVITIES:

    1. Development Programmes and Amenities Available
    2. Making a Living

    3. Human Interference: Minimum and Maximum
  7. BIOLOGICAL STATUS OF THE PEOPLE:

    1. Demographic Characteristics of the Various Ethnic Groups
    2. Bio-genetic Traits
  8. THE ISSUE OF DEVELOPMENT: PROBLEMS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:

    1. Facilities

Glossary • Bibliography• Index•

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