1st Edition

Atlas of Nepal in the Modern World

By Michael Sill, John Kirkby Copyright 1991

    Nepal is associated, in most people's imagination, with Everest (Sagarmatha to the Nepalese), vivid plants and picturesque villages and people. The truth, as always, is other. It is one of the poorest countries in the world, surrounded by big and powerful neighbours. It is immensely diverse, ranging from the great mountains to the north through the trans-Himalaya, a high barren plateau, through the deep valleys, which include the one which contains the ancient cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, to the Terai which is an extension of Ganges plain. This atlas describes not only the complexity of the environment, but the people, the languages, the towns and industries, the agriculture, food and land management, the natural resources, the effects of tourism, sources of energy, transport and education policies. Originally published in 1991

    Acknowledgments 1. One World? I. The Ecology of Globalization 2. Nature Under Siege 3. The Biotic Mixing Bowl 4. Global Grocers 5. The Export of Hazard 6. Sharing the Air II. Reforming Global Governance 7. Trade Wars 8. Greening the Financial Architecture vi Contents 9. Strengthening Global Environmental Governance 10. Partnerships for the Planet Notes Index About the Author


    Sill, Michael Sill, John Kirby