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Life in the Himalaya

An Ecosystem at Risk

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$49.50 • £39.95 • €44.50

ISBN 9780674971745

Publication Date: 06/19/2017


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

27 halftones, 8 line illustrations, 7 tables


Travel buffs, interdisciplinary researchers, and those who want to explore this beautiful, vast and magnificent mountain range will find the book fascinating.—Monika Koul, Current Science

Life in the Himalaya is a book true to its title. It’ll answer your questions about the region and better still, raise questions that would have never occurred to you… The book is nothing less than a weekend retreat to the mountains.—Ishan Kukreti, Down to Earth

Pandit has lucidly presented an overall picture of the past, present and likely future of the Himalayan ecosystems by combining anthropological, biological, ecological, socio-cultural and geological literature.—Kumar Manish, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

In an engrossing narrative, Maharaj K. Pandit integrates biology and Earth sciences to explain how the unique Himalayan flora came to be and what we must do to conserve this biological treasure for future generations.—Andrew Knoll, Harvard University

In this book, Maharaj K. Pandit, who grew up in the west Himalayas and conducted his Ph.D. research in the east Himalayas, brings an informed perspective on Himalayan history. Emphasizing people’s relationships with the mountains, Pandit discusses past phases of development and suggests a future of sustainable living. This book is a valuable contribution to our understanding of this threatened region.—Trevor Price, University of Chicago

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