About the Book :
This book includes 25 write ups-on various aspects environment in general and Himalayan ecology in particular, as it stands today and as it should be besides vividly as it was in our Vedic times. In fact each article is a compendium of state of art on the title theme, itself. The book offers a kaleidoscopic view of myriad aspects of our Himalayan eco system like, causes of its degradation, impact of, hydroelectric to deforestation and role of wild life. It is an effort to bring forth the importance of simple cultural ethos of Aryas so profoundly chanted by our vedic seers. The book is just a small window pointing in towards the ocean of knowledge about our nature.
About Author :
Madan Lal Dewan (Ph.D., Cornell), a well-known Soil Scientist, started work on soil conservation in Damodar Valley Corporation during 1949-52. He had a distinguished career with Food and Agriculture Organisation for over three decades (1953-83). He worked as Chief of the FAO Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific. He had FAO assignments in Iran and Bulgaria and was at FAO Headquarters in Rome for 14 years. Dr. Dewan was visiting Professor and Co-ordinator of Himalayan Eco-System Programme with Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. He was a member of the National Land Use and Conservation Board of Government of India during 1984-87. He is founder Chairman and Trustee of Himcon and has established a Centre Himalaya Sanrakashan Ashram at Ranichauri, District Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. Soil of Iran, Soil Conservation of Iran, Agriculture and Rural Development in India, Peoples Participation and Rejuvenation of Himalayan Environment and ten other books are amongst his published works, in addition to more than 100 papers on various aspects of soils, soil conservation, land and water development.
B.D. Joshi obtained his M. Sc. And Ph. D. degrees from Lucknow University. He became Professor in 1985, heading the Department of Zoology and Microbiology at Gurukula. Besides, working on various aspects of Mountain Ecology. He has completed seven research projects sponsored UPCST, CSIR, UGC,CGA and DO En. At present, he is engaged in completing a major eco development research project on river Bhagirathi sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.