CONTENTS:- 1. Environmental degradation/M.S. Kohli. 2. Restoring the balance of nature/E.F. Tacke. 3. We preserve our Himalayas or we perish/Maneka Gandhi. 4. Preservation of ecosystem in the Himalayas/H.C. Sarin. 5. Gangotri is the most polluted area/K. Bhopinder Singh. 6. The mighty Himalaya--a fragile heritage/Barry C. Bishop. 7. Pollution in the Himalayas/Qamar Ali Mirza. 8. Preserve the Nanda Devi sanctuary/H. Adams Carter. 9. A voyage of discovery/Chris Bonington. 10. Keep the mountains clean/Edmund Hillary. 11. Himalaya--the abode of snow/Reinhold Messner. 12. Need for a clear-cut policy/Chris Bonington. 13. Helicopter tourism should be banned/Pietro Segantini. 14. Holy mountains "The Himalayas"/Tek Chandra Pokharel. 15. We need clean mountains/Joss Lynam. 16. Pollution in the Karakorams/Qamar Ali Mirza. 17. Himalayan anti-pollution protection/A.D. Moddie. 18. We must repay our spiritual debt to the Himalayas/Karan Singh. 19. HET programme--life support system/J.C. Kala. 20. Efforts of conservation for the whole world/Dasho Paljor J. Dorji. 21. In search of silence, harmony and beauty/A.D. Moddie. 22. Cleaning up the Himalayas/Balwant Sandhu. 23. Community toilets in the Himalayas/Bindeshwari Pathak. 24. Gangotri and Himalayan environment/Virendra Kumar. 25. Don't let the Himalayas die/Sunderlal Bahuguna. 26. Gangotri conservation project/Sushil Gupta. 27. Some nagging problems about Gangotri/Reinhold Messner. 28. Sherpas on the Himalayan ecology front/Mingma Norbu Sherpa. 29. People's participation in Sagarmatha Park/Udai Raj Sharma. 30. Annapurna conservation project in Nepal/Chandra P. Gurung. 31. Stop blunders, have a policy/Sunderlal Bahuguna. 32. Dams and the environment/Maurice Herzog. 33. Indian Himalayas development and environmental protection/M.S. Kohli. 34. Gangotri conservation project/Sushil Kumar.
This very special work on the Himalayas represents the views and experiences of mountaineers and environmental experts from around the world who are all Himalayan celebrities in their own right. Never before has such a precious collection of valuable material for the high altitude ecologists and researchers been put together. The present work is based on the views expressed and research papers and studies submitted to the Himalayan Environment Trust by its associates, researchers and invited experts.