Title:The Atlas of Nepal in the Modern World
Publisher:Earthscan Publications Ltd.
Cover:Hard Back With Dust Jacket
Remarks:B&W Photographs and Illustrations, Maps, Figures and Tables. Fine.Clearsleep dust jacket worn, sunned inside pages. Otherwise the book is in very good condition.
Size:288 x 223 mm
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 rth 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 t 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.