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Beyond the myth of eco-crisis : local responses to pressure on land in Nepal : a study of Kakani in the middle hills /

Beyond the myth of eco-crisis :  local responses to pressure on land in Nepal : a study of Kakani in the middle hills /
DK Number:DKNPL-743
ISBN: 9789994655038
Title: Beyond the myth of eco-crisis : local responses to pressure on land in Nepal : a study of Kakani in the middle hills /
Author: Sumitra Manandhar Gurung.
Imprint: Kathmandu, Nepal : Mandala Publications,
Physical Desc.: 310 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 22 cm.
Year: c2007
Price: USD 28.00 (pbk.)
Subject Strings: Land degradation--Nepal--Kakani.
  Environmental degradation--Nepal--Kakani.
  Land use, Rural--Nepal--Kakani.
  Agricultural ecology--Nepal--Kakani.
  Traditional ecological knowledge--Nepal--Kakani.
  
  
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With its focus on Kakani: a typical hill area northwest of Kathmandu, the book questions the widely-held assumption that population growth and deforestation in Nepal have caused land degradation and, thus, an “eco-crisis”. The author: herself a native Nepalese, tries to bring about an understanding of this “eco-crisis” by adding a local perspective through the village-level study of three cultural groups. She uses the theoretical framework of cultural ecology and mountain adaptation under the pressure of population. Applying the concepts of environmental perception, knowledge and cognition, Gurung also looks at the details of human-environment relationships in the mountainous regions.

Dr Sumitra Manandhar Gurung is a development activist and independent development consultant living in Kathmandu.

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Title Contents
Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
1The Myth of Eco-Crisis33
2Research Methods and Study Area51
3The Middle Hills65
4Land and Livelihood103
5Land Hazards and Environment Perception145
6Responses and Adaptation to Land Pressures187
7Summary and Conclusion231
Personal Note: Updating the Myths and the Eco-Crisis in Nepal247
Postcript to the Personal Note: Updating the Myths259
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