Discovering Himalaya : Tourism Of Himalayan Region (2 Vols.)

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Gyan Publishing House, 2007 - Ecotourism - 730 pages
Volume 1 : Ecotourism And Travelogues : The First Volume Of This Book Introduces The Reader To Mountaineering In The Snow-Capped Peaks Like Everest, Nanda Deve, Kanchenjunga, Nanga Parbat, Etc. Indeed, It Is A Thrilling Subject. Tourist Places In Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir And Uttarakhand Include Mainly The Buddhist And Hindu Religious Shrines, Besides The Other Places. Volume 2 : Glaciers And Watershed : The Second Volume Of This Book Deals With The Inclement Weather And Other Climatic Conditions Of The Mountainous Regions, Including Snowfall, Rainfall, Glaciers, Eco-System, And River Systems Of Nepal, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh And Assam, Etc.
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
The Snowline in the Himalayas Explanations Theories and Estimates
26
Interference of Persistant Mists The Scale of Survey Adopted
40
Travel General Bruces Observations Colonel Neames Observations
53
The Evolution of River Names Indus The Principal Rivers
79
of Water Resources Himalayan Glaciers Main Himalayan Glaciers
98
Lesser Himalayan Ranges in Sikkim The Amu Chu Raidak
127
The Sutlej Source of the Sutlej The Lake of Gunchu Tso
141
and Economic Life of the Reservoir Seismicity and Dam Safety
189
The Panar Watershed
209
Watershed Management
217
Water Ecosystems
251
Types
272
Future Strategies Conclusion Acknowledgements Fresh Water
281
The How and Why of Himalayan River Gorges
291
Floods and Landslides in The Himalayas
305

Himalayan Rivers Of Nepal
157
The Discovery of Mount Everest The Symbols Employed to Designate
172

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