eBook Understanding India: The Geography of India, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615302026
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302024
  • DDC: 915.4
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

With a landscape as diverse as the multitude of people that inhabit it, India hosts a wide range of communities, from remote villages nestled in the Himalayas to thriving urban centers. In many ways, it is a land of contrasts, as reflected in its geography—shaped as much by the annual monsoon season as the arid deserts that punctuate the nation. In this volume, readers will experience a juxtaposed journey, visiting both areas that have remained untouched for centuries and areas of technological advancement that have brought the country to the forefront of innovation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Geographic Overview.
2: Relief.
3: The Himalayas.
4: The Indo-Gangetic Plain.
5: The Deccan.
6: Drainage.
7: Drainage into the Bay of Bengal.
8: Drainage into the Arabian Sea.
9: Lakes and Inland Drainage.
10: Soils.
11: In Situ Soils.
12: Alluvial Soils.
13: Climate.
14: The Monsoons.
15: Temperatures.
16: Plant and Animal Life.
17: Vegetation.
18: Animal Life.
19: Conservation.
20: Human Interactions with India's Environment.
21: Settlement Patterns.
22: Population Density.
23: Rural Settlement.
24: Urban Settlement.
25: Demographic Trends.
26: India's Land Use and Its Economy.
27: Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing.
28: Resources and Power.
29: Manufacturing.
30: Transportation and Telecommunications.
31: Major Physical Features of the Subcontinent.
32: Himalayas.
33: Physical Features.
34: People.
35: Economy.
36: Study and Exploration.
37: Ganges River.
38: Physical Features.
39: People.
40: Economy.
41: Thar Desert.
42: Land.
43: People.
44: Economy.
45: Spotlight on India's World Heritage Sites and Other Notable Locations.
46: Agra and the Taj Mahal.
47: The City.
48: Taj Mahal.
49: Other Cultural Sites.
50: Ajanta Caves.
51: Badrinath.
52: Bhimbetka Rock Shelters.
53: Bodh Gaya.
54: Elephanta Island.
55: Ellora Caves.
56: Fatehpur Sikri.
57: Khajuraho.
58: Konarak.
59: Mamallapuram.
60: Red Fort.
61: Sanchi.
62: Vijayanagar.
63: Natural Sites.
64: Corbett National Park.
65: Gir National Park.
66: Hazaribag Wildlife Sanctuary.
67: Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary.
68: Kanha National Park.
69: Kaziranga National Park.
70: Keoladeo Ghana National Park.
71: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary.
72: Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary.
73: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
74: Sariska National Park.
75: Shivpuri National Park.
76: Sundarbans.
77: Tadoba National Park.
78: The Major Cities of Northern and Northwestern India.
79: Delhi.
80: Landscape.
81: People.
82: Economy.
83: Administration and Society.
84: Cultural Life.
85: History.
86: Other Important Northern and Northwestern Indian Cities.
87: Allahabad.
88: Amritsar.
89: Ayodhya.
90: Gwalior.
91: Jaipur.
92: Jodhpur.
93: Kanpur.
94: Lucknow.
95: Srinagar.
96: The Major Cities of Northeastern India.
97: Kolkata.
98: Character of the City.
99: Landscape.
100: People.
101: Economy.
102: Administration and Society.
103: Cultural Life.
104: History.
105: Other Important Northeastern Indian Cities.
106: Darjiling.
107: Gangtok.
108: Guwahati.
109: Patna.
110: Shillong.
111: Tamluk.
112: Varanasi.
113: The Major Cities of Central India.
114: Mumbai.
115: Landscape.
116: People.
117: Economy.
118: Administration and Society.
119: Cultural Life.
120: History.
121: Other Important Central Indian Cities.
122: Ahmadabad.
123: Bhopal.
124: Indore.
125: Jabalpur.
126: Nagpur.
127: Nashik.
128: Pune.
129: Surat.
130: Vadodara.
131: The Major Cities of Southern India.
132: Chennai.
133: History.
134: The Contemporary City.
135: Other Important Southern Indian Cities.
136: Bangalore.
137: Bidar.
138: Hyderabad.
139: Kochi.
140: Kozhikode.
141: Madurai.
142: Mangalore.
143: Mysore.
144: Thanjavur.
145: Thiruvananthapuram.
146: Selected Northern and Northwestern Indian States.
147: Punjab.
148: Land.
149: People.
150: Economy.
151: Government and Society.
152: Cultural Life.
153: History.
154: Rajasthan.
155: Land.
156: People.
157: Economy.
158: Government and Society.
159: Cultural Life.
160: History.
161: Uttar Pradesh.
162: Land.
163: People.
164: Economy.
165: Government and Society.
166: Cultural Life.
167: History.
168: Selected Northeastern Indian States.
169: Assam.
170: Land.
171: People.
172: Economy.
173: Government and Society.
174: Cultural Life.
175: History.
176: Bihar.
177: Land.
178: People.
179: Economy.
180: Government and Society.
181: Cultural Life.
182: History.
183: Sikkim.
184: Land.
185: People.
186: Economy.
187: Government and Society.
188: Cultural Life.
189: History.
190: West Bengal.
191: Land.
192: People.
193: Economy.
194: Government and Society.