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close this bookThe Himalayan Dilemma: Reconciling Development and Conservation (UNU, 1989, 295 pages)
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close this folder1. The theory of Himalayan environmental degradation: what is the nature of the perceived crisis?
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View the documentThe theory
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close this folder2. The Himalayan region: a geographical overview
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View the documentThe physical basis
View the documentPeople and population
View the documentBreakdown into regions
close this folder3. When did deforestation occur? A historical perspective on Himalayan forest-cover changes
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View the documentWidely held perceptions about the mountain forests of the Himalayan region
close this folder4. Perceived pressures on the Himalayan forests and their role as environmental shield
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View the documentHow much fuelwood is consumed and how much biomass do the forests produce?
View the documentPerceptions of the forests
View the documentFuelwood collection and the villagers' use of animal dung
View the documentWhat are the physical effects of deforestation?
close this folder5. Mountain slope instability: natural processes or human intervention?
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View the documentThe nature of mountain geomorphology: what is known about slope process in densely populated mountain terrain?
View the documentEstimation of denudation rates in the Himalaya
View the documentGeomorphic processes and human interventions: summing up
close this folder6. The Himalayan-lowland interactive system: do land-use changes in the mountains affect the plains?
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View the documentRegional assessment of watershed degradation
View the documentDownstream effects of watershed degradation
close this folder7. The human dimension: what are the facts?
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View the documentPoverty in the Himalaya
View the documentWomen and young people
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close this folder8. Two approaches to the population pressure/land productivity decline problem in the Himalaya
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View the documentLivestock and land degradation in the Kumaun Himalayan foothills
View the documentPopulation growth and land-use planning in Nepal
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close this folder9. Crisis, pseudo-crisis' or supercrisis?
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View the documentWhat is the nature and extent of crisis in Nepal?
View the documentSome crisis indicators from the wider region
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close this folder10. Research strategy for the Himalayan region
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View the documentUncertainty revisited: what are the critical gaps in knowledge?
View the documentA conventional approach for the natural scientist
View the documentImplementation failure caused by institutional problems
View the documentHimalayan development: development for whom?
View the documentPostscript
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