By M. S. Mani (auth.), M. S. Mani M.A., D.Sc. (eds.)

ISBN-10: 940102331X

ISBN-13: 9789401023313

ISBN-10: 9401023336

ISBN-13: 9789401023337

This e-book describes the phenomenal gains of the ecology and bio­ geography of the Indian area, comprising former British India, Nepal, Bhutan, Ceylon and Burma. It summarizes the result of approximately 4 a long time' reports and box explorations and discussions with scholars at the distribution of vegetation and animals, essentially all through this titanic zone and at the underlying components. a couple of experts in geology, meteorology, botany, zoology, ecology and anthropology have additionally actively collaborated with me and feature contributed priceless chapters of their respective fields. India has a really wealthy and hugely various natural world, showing advanced composition, personality and affinities. even though the fauna of the Indian quarter as a complete is much less thoroughly identified than its plants, we're however particularly good conversant in at the least the salient positive factors of its faunal characters to let us to offer a significant dialogue on a number of the amazing peculiarities of the biogeography of India. A common synthesis of the to be had, although a lot scattered, info may still end up necessary to destiny scholars of biogeography in the course of the world.

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The absence of Tertiary sediments between Ladakh and the northern flanks of the Kun Lun Range is considered to favour this view. The rivers Shyok, Hanza, Gilgit and Kunar drain the trough north of the Karakoram. The R. Nubra rises on the Karakoram and the glacier at its source has cut a notch in the crestline of the mountain range. The Kailas Range is a Trans-Himalayan mountain range that is parallel to the Ladakh Range, but lies about 80 km north of it. Mt. Kailas is the highest of a cluster of peaks, exceeding 6000 m in elevation in the area of the Lake Mansarovar.

Son, the drainage is towards the R. Ganga, either through the R. Ken or through the R. Tons. These rivers escape over the northern scarp in a series of waterfalls and cascades. The plateau is mature and much of it is high alluvial plain of black loamy soil. The margins and 16 much of the higher ground within the plateau are covered by forest. The R. Narmada-Son Furrow: The R. N armada rises on the Amarakantak Plateau on the Maikal Hills. Its course is complex as far as the Marble Rocks of Jabalpur, below which it enters the alluvial Fault trough.

Chambal and its tributaries Kali, Sindh and Parbati have formed a triangular alluvial basin, about 200-270 m above the narrow trough of the lower Chambal in Kota. Bundelkhand: Bundelkhand is a dissected upland mass of rounded hummocky hills, exhibiting the typical exfoliation-weathering in the reddish Bundelkhand Gneiss. It is cut across by white quartzite dykes, from veins of only a few centimetres to massive walls. The Rewa Plateau: The area, about 500-650 km long and 80 km wide, between Bundelkhand and the R.

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