This work is a chronological study of South Asia that emphasizes the effect of humans on their environment, and in return the influence of nature on the evolution of human society.
* A chronology charting important events in the environmental history of South Asia, from the development of the Indus civilization ca. 2500 B.C.E., to the impact on Sri Lanka of the tsunami of December 2004
* A series of maps ranging from general depictions of South Asian physiography to specific topics, such as the westward movement of the Kosi River from 1732 to 1948
Number of pages: 329
Weight: 875 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 27 mm
"South Asia: An Environmental History would be an excellent addition to all academic libraries, especially those with strong Asian Studies or environmental collections." - Reference & User Services Quarterly
"[T]his handbook offers a chronologically organized environmental history of a staggeringly complex region. By focusing on the crucial reciprocal relationship between South Asia's inhabitants and their environment, it explores the effect of humans on their surroundings, as well as the influence of nature on the evolution of South Asian cultures." - APADE