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Our National River Ganga

Author: Rashmi Sanghi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319005308
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There is a plethora of information available on the river Ganga in the form of books, blogs, articles, websites, videos. Unfortunately, most of the information about this famous river is in a scattered form and reproduced from unverified sources. This contributed volume is the first multi-author volume publication on this subject. The River Ganga includes a vast array of topics written by several authors of distinction. Topics include; hydrology, tributaries, water uses, and environmental features such as river water quality, aquatic and terrestrial flora/fauna, natural resources, ecological characteristics, sensitive environmental components and more. Part I gives a basic introduction of the Ganga river. The existing data and available information from various sources has been compiled in a pictorial fashion in the form of cmaps. Its cultural importance with changing times is also discussed. Part II looks at the rich biodiversity of the Ganga Basin. It gives a detailed description of the major floral and faunal biodiversity with special emphasis on the national aquatic animal dolphin and Sunderbans, the largest mangrove wetland in the world. Part III examines ‘The Ganga Water as it flows’. It focuses on the water quality as well as its associated challenges. Part IV looks at the complexities of issues confronting the river ‘Ganga in changing times’ be it snowmelt runoff, river bank erosion hazards and hydropower assessments; how the factors of population, poverty and pollution contribute to the fate of the river. Part IV touches on economic aspects derived from the river such as business opportunities and tourism.

River Of Life River Of Death

Author: Victor Mallet
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198786174
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India is killing the Ganges, and the Ganges in turn is killing India. The waterway that has nourished more people than any on earth for three millennia is now so polluted with sewage and toxic waste that it has become a menace to human and animal health. Victor Mallet traces the holy river from source to mouth, and from ancient times to the present day, to find that the battle to rescue what is arguably the world's most important river is far from lost. As one Hindu sage told the author in Rishikesh on the banks of the upper Ganges (known to Hindus as the goddess Ganga): "If Ganga dies, India dies. If Ganga thrives, India thrives. The lives of 500 million people is no small thing." Drawing on four years of first-hand reporting and detailed historical and scientific research, Mallet delves into the religious, historical, and biological mysteries of the Ganges, and explains how Hindus can simultaneously revere and abuse their national river. Starting at the Himalayan glacier where the Ganges emerges pure and cold from an icy cave known as the "Cow's Mouth" and ending in the tiger-infested mangrove swamps of the Bay of Bengal, Mallet encounters everyone from the naked holy men who worship the river, to the engineers who divert its waters for irrigation, the scientists who study its bacteria, and Narendra Modi, the Hindu nationalist prime minister, who says he wants to save India's mother-river for posterity. Can they succeed in saving the river from catastrophe - or is it too late?

Rivers For Life

Author: Benazir Ahmed
Publisher: IUCN
ISBN: 9351968073
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This publication includes papers that were part of thirty-five oral and nine poster presentations on various themes presented by eminent researchers/ practitioners at the international symposium on “River Biodiversity: Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River System” facilitated and supported by IUCN.

Rig Veda

Author: Hermann Grassmann
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5879498484
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Rig-Veda. Theil 2. Sammelb?cher Des Rig-Veda (1., 9.-10. Buch). ?bersetzt und mit kritischen und erl?uternden anmerkungen versehen von Hermann Grassmann.

Leben Auf Dem Mississippi

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: nexx verlag gmbh
ISBN: 3958705804
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»Leben auf dem Mississippi«, der 1883 erschienene, autobiographische Bericht beschreibt Mark Twains Leben als Lotse von 1857 bis 1861 auf verschiedenen Mississippi-Dampfern und das bunte, abenteuerliche Leben auf dem Fluss. »Nach dem fernen Westen« schildert seine Erlebnisse und Eindrücke, die er während einer zwanzigtägigen Fahrt mit der Postkutsche von St. Joseph nach Carson City, Nevadas Hauptstadt, erlebte.


Author: Diana L. Eck
ISBN: 9783458348719
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Tochter Des Ganges

Author: Asha Miró
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)
ISBN: 9783404615735
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"Ich möchte so gerne Eltern haben" ═ die fünfjährige Asha fragt immer wieder bei den Schwestern des Waisenhauses in Bombay, wann sie wohl eine echte Familie haben würde. Schließlich wird sie von einem Ehepaar in Barcelona aufgenommen, das bereits ein kleines Mädchen adoptiert hat. Die glückliche Kindheit bei dieser Familie ist ihr höchstes Gut, als sie sich entschließt, nach ihrer leiblichen Familie in Indien zu suchen. Sie begibt sich auf ein Abenteuer, an dessen Ende der glückliche Moment steht, in dem sie die Arme um ihre Verwandten schließen darf. Die Vergangenheit, die sich für immer verloren gelaubt hatte, wird wieder lebendig, und der Kreis um dieses glückliche Leben schließt sich.