The rapid developmental activities in the mountainous region during the past decade have resulted in the overuse of the mountainous resources all
over the world. To prevent further loss to the mountain environment we must understand the relationship between man and nature. The Himalayan setting with its diverse physical, climatic, and human conditions is ideal for such a study. Using primarily the empirical information the book attempts to bring together the diverse components of ecological damages caused by landslides, which is the most classic expression of human activities taking place in the Himalayan slopes.
Some salient features of the book include: (1) Landslide in the framework of anthropogenic hazard. (2) Temporal and regional pattern of landslide damages. (3) Preventive and suggested measures for reducing landslide potentiality. (4) Case studies are an additional feature.
The book is the first of its kind dealing entirely with the Himalayan environmental problem in the context of landslide damages. It will prove to be an invaluable reference work for planners, architects, and students of geography. Research students and those interested in this field of study would also find the subject-matter and the enriched bibliographic references highly useful.