Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences

Livelihood Security in Northwestern Himalaya

Case Studies from Changing Socio-economic Environments in Himachal Pradesh, India

Editors: Singh, R.B., Hietala, Reija (Eds.)

  • Is the outcome of work by an Indian and Finnish research group
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  • Is based mainly on case studies in the Himalaya
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  • Consists of 18 chapters with a variety of topics related to livelihood security
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About this book

This book identifies and analyzes livelihood impacts of recent environmental and socio-economic changes in urban and rural settings of the mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh, north western Himalaya, India. The findings of the research deal with the broader objectives of the changing patterns of agricultural production with special reference to diversification, as well as forest-based livelihood outcomes, Clean Development Mechanism forest project activities, the roles of different ethnic groups and non-governmental organizations and the benefits and shortcomings of tourism as a livelihood source. These tasks are studied by using an exploratory approach, with participant observation, interviews through random and cluster sampling among villagers, local land users and officials, as well as with land cover interpretation and secondary statistical data. This book is relevant for educational use together with policy input on the issues exploring livelihood security in a rapidly growing developing country.

About the authors

Prof. R.B. Singh
Vice President - International Geographical Union
Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

Prof. Reija Hietala
Department of Geography and Geology, University of Turku

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction: Livelihood Security in Changing Socio-Economic Environment in Himachal Pradesh

    Singh, R. B. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Geographic and Socio-Economic Realities of Himachal Pradesh, Northwestern Himalaya

    Singh, R. B. (et al.)

    Pages 11-26

  • Climate Change, Glacier Lakes, and Livelihoods

    Kumar, Pankaj (et al.)

    Pages 27-40

  • Land Use and Cover Change

    Mal, Suraj (et al.)

    Pages 41-51

  • Human-Induced Biome and Livelihood Security

    Singh, R. B. (et al.)

    Pages 53-66

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-54868-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54867-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56153-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Livelihood Security in Northwestern Himalaya
Book Subtitle
Case Studies from Changing Socio-economic Environments in Himachal Pradesh, India
Editors
  • R.B. Singh
  • Reija Hietala
Series Title
Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54868-3
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54868-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54867-6
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56153-8
Series ISSN
2198-3542
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 258
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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