Through a thorough study of the relevant texts in the classical Himalayan languages (Sanskrit, Newari, Tibetan and Nepali), the book puts forward a new thesis about how the Newars legitimated and reinvented their tradition by devising new concepts of canonicity, as such it will appeal to scholars of the history and philology of Buddhism(less)
Biological Sciences: 1. Agricultural economics.
8. Environmental studies.
9. Extension education.
16. Natural resources.
18. Wild life.
Economic and Political Aspects: 1. Agricultural economics.
5. Economic development.
8. General administration.
11. Political science.
12. Political system.
13. Public administration.
Physical Science: 1. Adventure.
8. Natural hazards.
9. Natural resources.
Social and Cultural Aspects: 1. Arts.
5. General administration.
11. Public administration.
"The Himalaya has been a source of attraction, inspiration(less)
Descriptions of orchids. 2.
Acampe papillosa. 3.
Acampe rigida. 4.
Aerides multiflora. 5.
Aerides odorata. 6.
Arundina graminifolia. 7.
Ascocentrum ampullaceum. 8.
Bulbophyllum affine. 9.
Bulbophyllum careyanum. 10.
Bulbophyllum guttulatum. 11.
Bulbophyllum leopardinum. 12.
Calanthe brevicomu. 13.
Calanthe mannii. 14.
Calanthe masuca. 15.
Calanthe pachystalix. 16.
Calanthe plantaginea. 17.
Calanthe tricarinata. 18.
Chiloschista usneoides. 19.
Chusua roborowskii. 20.
Cleisostoma racemiferum. 21.
Cleisostoma simondii. 22.
Coelogyne corymbosa. 23.
Coelogyne cristata. 24.
Coelogyne flaccida. 25.
Coelogyne fuscescens. 26.
Coelogyne nitida. 27.
Coelogyne ovalis. 28.
Coelogyne prolifera. 29.
Coelogyne stricta. 30.
Cremastra appendiculata. 31.
Cymbidium devonianum. 32.
Cymbidium eburneum. 33.
Cymbidium elegans. 34.
Cymbidium hookerianum. 35.
Cymbidium iridioides. 36.
Cymbidium lancifolium. 37.
Cypripedium cordigerum. 38.
Cypripedium himalaicum. 39.
Dendrobium anceps. 40.
Dendrobium bicameratum. 41.
Dendrobium candidum. 42.
Dendrobium chrysanthum. 43.
Dendrobium chryseum. 44.
Dendrobium densiflorum. 45.
Dendrobium denudans. 46.
Dendrobium eriiflorum. 47.
Dendrobium farmeri. 48.
Dendrobium fimbriatum. 49.
Dendrobium formosum. 50.
Dendrobium heterocarpum. 51(less)
S. Arora, Arun Kumar & P.
V. Subba Rao & S.
4. Crustacea : Decapoda/P.
Odonata/Arun Kumar. 6.
Tandon & M.S.
S. Arora, S.
K. Ghosh & M.
Ghosh & M. Chaudhury.
15. Hymenoptera : Ichneumonidae/J.
16. Chilopoda : Scolopendromorpha : Scolopendridae/Vinod Khanna.
17. Arachnida : Scorpiones/A.
18. Pisces/Akhlaq Husian.
19. Amphibia/Pranjalendu Ray.
20. Reptilia/Akhlaq Husain & Pranjalendu Ray.
Tables. From the foreword: " The Himalayan region is one of the richest area of biodiversity in India.
The Zoological Survey of India, under its programme of "Ecosystem Survey" identified the major ecosystems for survey, exploration, analysis and documentation upto 2000 A.D.
The present document is a contribution from the same programme and covers the(less)
Number of genera and species included in this book. Hierarchy of bamboo taxonomy.
Large bamboos (Bamboo = Bans in Nepali): 1. Bambusa Shreber.
2. Key for the species of genus bambusa.
3. Bambusa balcooa roxburgh: dhanu bans.
4. Bambusa bambos willd.
. Kanday Bans.
5. Bambusa lako: Timor black.
Small Bamboos (Nigalo in Nepali): 1. Ampelocalamus Chen, Wen and Sheng.
2. Arundinaria Michaux.
3. Bambusa alamii stapleton: murali nigalo, mugi bans.
4. Borinda Stapleton.
5. Cephalostachyum Munro.
. Dwarf genera and species: 1.
Pleioblastus fortunei: Dwarf Whitestripe. 2.
Sasaella Makino. 3.
Shibataea makino et Nakai. Annexures.
Bibliography. "Bamboo is one of the world's oldest, most essential and widely commercial crops, valued anywhere from $4.
5 to $10 billion annually and it is used by a third of the world population in their daily lives. However, there are a very few books on bamboo written and published by the Nepalese authors.
New Hira Books Enterprises,(less)
Forests and wildlife protection - Historical perspective. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Legal and policy overview of CITES in Nepal. Legal and policy overview of CITES in India.
CITES implementation in Nepal and India- legislative and administrative problems. Conclusion and Suggestions.
Index. "The convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES) seeks international cooperation to protect listed wildlife species from threats of over-exploration, including their trade.
Nepal and India as signatories and parties to CITES have international obligations to control the trade of products made from any parts of wildlife that are protected, endangered or threatened with extinction. The book is an outcome of a legal and policy research work on the concerned field.
Thus, one can find an in-depth analysis of the CITES implementation status in Nepal and India. The book also attempts to suggest(less)
1. Nepal : a country of unique biogeography.
3. Status of biodiversity.
4. Loss of biodiversity.
5. Why biodiversity conservation? 6.
Sustainable use of plant diversity - Nepalese perspective. 7.
Practice in biodiversity conservation. 9.
Strategies for biodiversity conservation. 10.
Protected areas. 11.
Legislation and policy. 12.
Systematics and biodiversity. 13.
Select references. 14.
Index. "This book entitled Biodiversity in Nepal : Status and Conservation has been written to provide the general readers about the unique as well as rich biodiversity of this Himalayan country.
This book also includes the author's wide experience in the area of biodiversity conservation. Besides, biodiversity has been included in the course contents of recently framed three years syllabus in the Bachelors degree in science in Tribhuvan University.
As such, the book has been written to cater the needs of the scientists, academics, teachers, students policy makers and social workers."(less)
2. Earthquake parameters.
3. Geomorphology and geology.
4. Earthquake effects and associated features.
5. Isoseismal studies.
6. Tectono-geologic framework of the eastern Gangetic Foredeep.
7. Seismotectonics of the Eastern Himalaya and its Foredeep .
Locality Index. From the summary: "During the early hours of Sunday, the 21 August, 1988 (mid-night of 20 August as per International date and time) an Earthquake rocked severely the entire North Bihar and adjacent areas of East Nepal, Sikkim and Darjeeling in West Bengal, Darbhanga and Madhubani were the worst affected districts, but damages of gradually diminishing intensity extended up to Ranchi and Palamau in Bihar, Sikkim and Darjeeling of West Bengal.
The Earthquake caused collapse of about 50,000 houses in the entire area and reported to have killed 300 people in North Bihar and 700 in Nepal. "Based on the damage records, isoseismal map of the present Earthquake delineating the zones of intensity according(less)
A short look into century old tantrism. 2.
Peculiarities of tantric rules. Glossary.
"This work is outcome of fourteen years research and innovative practice or experiment of more than twenty years. It confirms the existence of evil spirits and many kinds of black spirits and their trouble offering, pain and problem creating activities in the life of the people.
The author moved here and there-sometimes to the graves, temples, inns, pilgrim centres etc. to collect knowledge about how those harmful evil spirits and blacks spirits are controlled and how suffering people are healed.
The author found that Nepalese people are highly influenced by these evil spirits and black spirits. People are suffering much from such spirits than other diseases.
In the book the author has vividly placed four types of symbolic Mandalas in which seven tantrically meaningful letters are included in each Mandala. Some other new tantric appliances are also(less)
It also makes recommendations for the policy, planning and administrative interventions & reforms necessary for efficient and equitable delivery of benefits to the intended beneficiaries and for conservation of the valuable natural resources of the region. Each chapter has been prepared by a recognized expert in the identified area and the treatment bears the required mark of quality & authenticity(less)
2. (a) Division mycophyta.
(b) Division Lichene. (c) Division Bryophyta.
(d) Division Pteridophyta. 3.
Division gymnospermae. 4.
Division monocotyledonae. 5.
Division dycotyledonae. Reference.
Indexes: i. Families.
ii. Botanical names.
iv. Vernacular names.
v. English names.
vi. Useful botanical terms.
vii. Medical terms used in the book.
"Herbal medicine is an age-old practice. Nonetheless, with only 10 percent of the earth's estimated 250,000 species of higher plants considered medicinal, and the lower plants still unexplored, plants will continue to be the sleeping giant of drug development, and serve mankind in the days to come.
Nepal Himalaya--a sacred heaven of potent medicinal plants, and Nepal--rich in traditional medicinal systems such as Ayurveda, Amchi, Unani, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, etc. relies heavily on plants for medication.
In addition, the plant-based medicinal knowledge acquired in Nepali villages from the forefathers and own experiences is also a valuable asset of mankind. In this context, where(less)
2. Abstracts on detailed glaciological studies: i.
Neh Nar glacier (1975-1984). ii.
Rulung glacier (1981-83). iii.
Gara glacier (1973-1983). iv.
Gor Garang glacier (1975-1984). v.
Shaune Garang glacier (1981-1991). vi.
Triloknath glacier (1995-1996). vii.
Tipra Bank glacier (1981-1988). viii.
Dunagiri glacier (1984-1992). 3.
Abstracts on glacier inventory: Introduction. i.
Jhelum basin. ii.
Dras basin. iii.
Suru basin. iv.
Baspa basin. v.
Tirung basin. vi.
Ropagad basin. viii.
Satluni basin. ix.
Beas-chenab basin. x.
Zanskar basin. xi.
Ganga basin. xii.
Kuthi-yankti basin 4. Abstracts on snow cover assessment studies: Introduction.
i. Sind basin.
ii. Beas basin.
iii. Baspa basin.
iv. Dhauliganga basin.
5. Abstracts on allied studies: Introduction.
ii. Bara Shigri -- Chota Shigri.
iii. Gangotri - Brigupanth.
iv. Milam - Burphu.
v Chaurabari - Dunagiri. vi.
Glacier front fluctuation in H.P.
vii. Tirung Khad recconaitary.
viii. Kumaun - Garhwal recconaitary.
ix. Lichenometry - Gangotri.
Nepal: Preface. The profile.
2. Physical features.
4. Social system.
7. Language and literature.
12. System of Government.
Bhutan: Preface. The profile.
2. Historical background.
3. Significant land.
4. Physical profile.
5. The society.
6. The religion.
7. Art and culture.
8. Formation of a nation.
9. The economy.
10. Strategic position.
11. Foreign policy.
Tibet: Preface. The profile.
1. Physical features.
2. Natural heritage.
3. The ecology.
4. Green wealth.
5. Tibetan education.
6. Progress of economy.
7. Culture and heritage.
8. Tibetan music.
"The Kingdoms, Nepal and Bhutan are two of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. Located high in the Himalayas, Nepal and Bhutan are totally isolated.
Nepal is a small country, lying across in the North of(less)
2. How to study amphibians and reptiles.
3. How to use the book.
4. Field study and observation.
5. History of herpetology of trans-Himalayas.
6. Amphibians and reptiles of Nepal.
7. Finding reptiles and amphibians.
8. Distribution of amphibians of Nepal.
9. Ecology and natural history of amphibians of Nepal.
10. Important frogs and toads of Nepal.
11. Contribution of amphibians to mankind.
12. Distribution of reptiles of Nepal.
13. Crocodiles of Nepal.
14. Ranching crocodiles in the Himalayan waters.
15. Tortoises and turtles in Nepal.
16. Ecology and natural history of lizards.
17. Ecology and natural history of snakes.
18. Directions for preserving amphibians and reptiles for scientific study.
19. Care of amphibians and reptiles in captivity.
20. Field study, collection and special methods for preservation of snakes.
21. Snakes in art and religion.
22. Identification of snake by reading scale.
23. Is snake venomous or nonvenomous.
General account: 1. Introduction.
2. Kashmir: physical features.
3. Compendium of flora and fauna.
II. Floristic diversity: 4.
Floristic elements and vegetation types. 5.
Fungi and lichens. 7.
Vascular plants. 9.
Resource potential of flora. 10.
Threatened plants. III.
Faunistic diversity: 11. Protozoans, annelids and molluscs.
12. Crustaceans (Zooplankton-fauna).
13. Arthropods (Arachnids and Entomo-fauna).
14. Aquatic insects.
15. Beneficial insects.
16. Insects damaging plants.
17. Fishes, amphibians and reptiles.
IV. Conservation: 20.
Conservation of biodiversity: status and future needs. Literature cited.
Index. "The Valley of Kashmir is bestowed with profound habitat diversity, floristic and faunistic richness and hence has attracted botanists, zoologists, travellers from distant places.
The information available on the biodiversity of this biological heaven is still incomplete and the data published so far are scanty, too technical, widely scattered, and difficult to obtain. Presented in this compendium is a consolidated and(less)
Protected Areas of Nepal. District code numbers of Nepal as used in the text.
2. Enthnoherpetology of Nepal.
3. Facts and misconceptions.
4. Group descriptions and family summaries.
5. Nomenclature of the body parts.
6. Species profiles.
8. List of Herpetofauna related institutions in Nepal.
10. Species Index.
From the foreword: "The present volume on Herpetofauna will significantly add to the sparse literature on what must be seen as a highly endangered and yet a most useful and enigmatic group in nature's bountiful diversity. Reptiles have always held human imagination with some awe, almost bordering on a living fear of their cold blooded, crawling and creepy character.
While much of this fear is based on ignorance, responsible for a good deal of unnecessarily cruel and reckless human behavior, some of it is on account of increasing competition between humans and other species in nature for limited(less)
Socio Cultural Geography: 1. Geographical background.
4. Linguistic characteristics.
5. Inhabitants and their settlements.
II. Historical Background: 1.
Literary sources. 2.
Archaeological sources. III.
Distribution of Ancient Communities in the Himalaya: 1. Bhotiyas.
14. Tangans and partangans.
IV. Socio-Economic and Political Aspects: 1.
Social aspects. 2.
Economic aspects. 3.
Political aspects. V.
Religious and Cultural Life: 1. Religious life.
2. Art, architecture, sculpture, numismatics etc.
Index. From the Preface: "In the present study an attempt has been made to study the life and culture of various communities, which in ancient times inhabited the Himalayan region of Kumaon, Garhwal and Himachal Pradesh.
A discussion on the origin of different communities, their status in the Himalaya, whether they had been(less)
Bodh-Gaya from Buddhist point of view. 3.
Monasteries and temples. 4.
Rajgir: an ancient Babylon. 5.
Buddhism in Nepal. Appendix.
Index. From the preface: "The foundation of Buddhism in our sub-continent is an histroic phenomenon.
Based on truth, purity of life, non-possession and moral character of the highest degree, it began to spread in several regions of India, Nepal, Ceylon and South-East Asia. The monks and nuns who preached the religious principles of Buddha with their abodes in monasteries showed the way to the people towards a pure domestic life and moral dealings of humanity.
As a result of their efforts, several religious centres came into existence in India and Nepal as mentioned in this text. "The theme deals with the foundation and spread of Buddhism, Bodh-Gaya from Buddhist point of view, monasteries and temples, Rajgir: an ancient Babylon, Buddhism in Nepal, art and architecture used in monasteries and last(less)
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