Mountain Reflections: Pattern and Development
Most papers included in this compilation are presentations made at various events during the International Year of Mountain 2002. Of these, seven are keynote address and one commissioned paper (Chapter 6) and another for a professional journal (9). In terms of area coverage, five have a regional scope and four are specifically on Nepal. The thematic aspects include agriculture, development policy, ethnic politics, flora, fauna, geography, and mountaineering. As a geographer, the writer provides a broad sweep of physical and cultural patterns of the entire Himalayan range. The core concern, however, is related to a economic development of mountain area and peoples.