Human ecology of Sikkim
A historic view on the human ecology of sikkim; the culture and structure of local ecosystems, human ecosystems, various richness of human ecosystems, monasteries and the monastic architecture, customs and their eco-biological significances, spirit possession, shamans and Jhakis, ethno-botany and adaptations. A complete guide to the tourist industry policy makers and scholars.
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HUMAN ECOLOGY AND HUMAN ECOSYSTEMS
Determinism or Possibilism Ecosystem based Model
REVIEW OF LITERATURE
The Study Area Terrain Profile and Geographical
Realms of Spiritual Ecology in Upper Rangit
Introduction Architecture of the Monasteries Site Selection
Beliefs Legend and Anecdotal Accounts Holy Water
agriculture altitude aspects bamboo behaviour Bengal Bhutias biodiversity bon-thin Buddhism catchment centre chapter Chhu Chogyal Chorten conservation cultivated Darjeeling deep ecology Delhi Description Development Dubdi Dzongri ecological knowledge economic Ecotourism environment environmental ethnic groups Ethnobotany factors fermented foods festival Flower fodder forest fruits function Gangtok geographical Glacier Glaeser gompas gundruk Guru Habitat Himalayas Hindu holistic Home Gardens human ecology human ecosystems ibid impact India inhabitants interactions jhakris Khecheopalri lake Lama land Leaves Lepchas Limbu Mahayana medicinal plants monasteries mountain nature Nepalese Nepali North Sikkim ofSikkim Pemayangtse pickle political population prayer Publishers Ralang Rathong chu Ravangla region religion religious shamans shikari Sikkim Himalaya Sikkimese Siliguri social society species spirit possession spiritual spiritual ecology structure study area stupa Subba symbolizes Tamang Tashiding Tibet Tibetan Tista tourism traditional tree Upper Rangit Basin upto vegetable village West Sikkim Yuksom