Human ecology of Sikkim

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Gyan Publishing House, Jun 1, 2004 - Ethnobotany - 304 pages
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1. Introduction 2. The Study Area, Terrain Profile and GeographicalMosaic of Sikkim 3. Realms of Spiritual Ecology in Upper RangitBasin 4. Upper Rangit Basin: Aspects of CulturalEcology 5. Ethnobotany of Upper Rangit Basin: Some Case Studies 6. Upper Rangit Basin: Human Ecology ofEco-Tourism 7. Understanding Human Ecology of Upper RangitBasin: Some Reflections on The PeoplesPsyche 8. Conclusion Bibliography
 

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Contents

List of maps tables and figures
11
Introduction
17
HUMAN ECOLOGY AND HUMAN ECOSYSTEMS
29
Determinism or Possibilism Ecosystem based Model
37
REVIEW OF LITERATURE
47
The Study Area Terrain Profile and Geographical
53
Realms of Spiritual Ecology in Upper Rangit
89
Introduction Architecture of the Monasteries Site Selection
103
CHORTENS
126
126 Chortens of Tashiding Conclusion
136
Some Case Studies
171
Human Ecology
239
Understanding Human Ecology of Upper Rangit
263
Conclusion
271
Bibliography
285
Index
297

Beliefs Legend and Anecdotal Accounts Holy Water
116

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