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Karan, Pradyumna P. (Pradyumna Prasad)

Overview
Works: 89 works in 314 publications in 2 languages and 12,489 library holdings
Genres: Maps  History  Atlases  Tours  Juvenile works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: G1330, 915.49
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Pradyumna P Karan
The Himalayan kingdoms: Bhutan, Sikkim, and Nepal by Pradyumna P Karan( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Himalaya : life on the edge of the world by David Zurick( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although seemingly timeless, the Himalaya are anything but unchanging. The mountains themselves continue to grow an average of one centimeter per year, with some peaks rising ten centimeters in a single year. More alarming are the profound environmental and cultural changes occurring throughout the region. In Himalaya: Life on the Edge of the World, David Zurick and P.P. Karan explore these dynamic changes through geological records, scientific reports, and official documents dating back over a century and through years of field research and travel which have given them an intimate knowledge of the landscape and people of the Himalaya. The authors provide a comprehensive natural history of the region from the birth of the Himalaya out of the tectonic disruptions beneath the primordial Tethys Sea to the variety of landforms, habitats, and climates seen today: a lively study of the peoples who make the mountains their home, tracing human history in the Himalaya back more than a thousand years; and an in-depth analysis of the relationship between nature and society in the Himalaya and the pressing problems of environmental degradation, explosive population growth, spiraling poverty, and globalization confronting the region and its people."--Jacket
Bhutan; a physical and cultural geography by Pradyumna P Karan( Book )

13 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changing face of Tibet : the impact of Chinese Communist ideology on the landscape by Pradyumna P Karan( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of Kentucky by Richard Ulack( )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nepal : a cultural and physical geography by Pradyumna P Karan( Book )

19 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Japanese city = Nihon no toshi by Pradyumna P Karan( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection an interdisciplinary group of international scholars seeks to understand and explain the process and characteristics shaping the modern Japanese city. With frequent comparisons to the American city, they consider such topics as urban landscapes, the quality of life in the suburbs, spatial mixing of social classes in the city, land use planning and control, environmental pollution, and images of the city in Japanese literature
The non-Western world : environment, development and human rights by Pradyumna P Karan( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introductory textbook provides an integrated, up-to-date introduction to the lands, people, and cultures of the non-Western world
Japanese landscapes : where land & culture merge by Cotton Mather( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing upon years of observation, Cotton Mather, P.P. Karan, and Shigeru Iijima explore the complex interaction of culture, time, and space in the evolution of landscapes in Japan. The authors begin with a discussion of the landscape's general characteristics, including paucity of idle land, scarcity of level land, and its meticulous organization and immaculate nature. The authors then apply those characteristics to such favorite subjects as gardens, sculpted plants, and flower arrangements, but also to more mundane matters such as roadside shoulders, utility lines, and walled urban areas. This unique blending of the techniques of physical and social scientists with humanities perspectives offers a unique analysis of the Japanese landscape
The Indian Ocean tsunami : the global response to a natural disaster by Pradyumna P Karan( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian Ocean Tsunami is organized into several sections, the first of which deals with the ecological destruction of the tsunami. It includes case studies and photographs of the damage in Japan, Indonesia, South India, and other areas. The second section analyzes the economic and social aspects of the aid responses, specifically discussing the role of NGOs in tsunami relief, the strengths and weaknesses of the reconstruction process, and the lessons the tsunami offers to those who are responsible for dealing with future disasters
Nepal : a Himalayan kingdom in transition by Pradyumna P Karan( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Evolution of geographic thought in America : a Kentucky root( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the Great Divide : Denver to the Grand Canyon by Cotton Mather( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India in the global community( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and pictures present India's geography, history, people, and economy. Includes maps, charts, and brief special articles
Across the Appalachians : Washington, D.C. to Lake Michigan by Pradyumna P Karan( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaders in American geography by Thomas Frank Barton( Book )

15 editions published in 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan after 3/11 : global perspectives on the earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima meltdown( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan in the Bluegrass by Pradyumna P Karan( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen years after Toyota announced it would build a manufacturing plant in the heart of the Bluegrass, Kentucky crafts are being used to help sell Camrys at car dealerships in Japan and sushi and Japanese condiments are widely stocked on grocery shelves in a number of cities across Kentucky. In early 2000, the state boasted more than 100 Japanese companies representing a total investment of more than seven billion dollars, employing more than 33,000 Kentuckians. Japan in the Bluegrass is the first book to focus on the regional and local impact of the globalization of Japanese businesses, par
 
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Himalaya : life on the edge of the world
Alternative Names
Karan, P. P.

Karan, P.P. 1930-

Karan, P. P. (Pradyumna Prasad)

Karan, P. P. (Pradyumna Prasad), 1930-

Karan, Pradyumna P.

Karan, Pradyumna P. 1930-

Karan, Pradyumna P. (Pradyumna Prasad), 1930-

Karan, Pradyumna Prasad.

Karan, Pradyumna Prasad 1930-

Pradyumna Prasad Karan

카란, 프라디윰나 P

カラン, プラディウムナ・P

Languages
English (153)

Spanish (1)

Covers
The Japanese city = Nihon no toshiThe non-Western world : environment, development and human rightsJapanese landscapes : where land & culture mergeThe Indian Ocean tsunami : the global response to a natural disasterJapan in the Bluegrass