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THE HIMALAYAN DILEMMA: RECONCILING DEVELOPMENT AND CONSERVATION Ives and Messerli 1989 1st ed Hardcover, DJ as New
By Ives, Jack D. and Bruno Messerli
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NY, 1990, 2nd printing. 295 pp, photos, maps, charts. This book sought to examine the basis of the widely supported prediction of the time that the Himalayan region was inevitably drifting into a situation of environmental supercrisis and collapse, a process of thought to which the authors refer as the Theory of Himalayan Environmental Degradation. It was considered an important text for policy makers and aid professionals as well as students of environmental studies and international development. Hardcover, DJ, Fine.
 
1. The Theory of Himalayan Environmental Degradation: what is the nature of the perceived crisis? 2. The Himalayan Region: a geographical overview 3. When did Deforestation Occur? An historical perspective on Himalayan forestcover changes 4. Perceived Pressures on the Himalayan Forests and Their Role as Environmental Shield 5. Mountain Slope Instability: natural processes or human intervention? 6. The Himalayan-Lowland Interactive System: do land-use changes in the mountains affect the plains? 7. The Human Dimension: what are the facts? 8. Two Approaches to the Population Pressure - land productivity decline problem in the Himalaya 9. Crisis, Pseudo-crisis, or Supercrisis? 10. Research Strategy for the Himalayan RegionThis major account considers the human and physical geography of the Himalayan region, and the extent of the problems facing it. Additionally, in exploring the historical perspective, it presents a detailed study of the area's complex dynamics.`This is an important book that deserves to be read by everyone concerned with presenting major environmental issues.' Geography ` . an essential text for policy makers and aid professionals, as well as for students of environmental studies and international development . It is indeed, a book appropriate to the urgent and critical issues which it addresses.' - Journal of Environmental Management

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