Mongolia Today

Mongolia Today : Science, Culture, Environment and Development

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This is a wide-ranging collection of essays written by experts in the field. The variety of topics provide an interdisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary Mongolia. Topics include the impact of industrialization in Mongolia, environmental policies of the nation, the status of modern biotechnology in Mongolia, Mongolian dairy products, traditional husbandry techniques practised by nomadic people, a description of medicinal plants and their uses in Mongolian traditional medicine, descriptions of unique Mongolian birds, fishes and microbiota, discussion of the fascinating flora and fauna of the Gobi region, and a conservation case-study of the endangered Gobi bear.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 16.76mm | 580g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138976350
  • 9781138976351

About Dendevin Badarch

Raymond A. Zilinskas is Senior Scientist at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.
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Table of contents

Foreword Preface Part I. Modernization 1. The Impact of Industrialization in Mongolia Dendevin Badarch, Naidan Batsukh, and Sereeter Batmunkh 2. Environmental Policy in Mongolia Zamba Batjargal 3. Modern Biotechnology in Mongolia Bumbein Dashnyam and Raymond A. Zilinskas Part II. Traditional Culture and Indigenous Technologies 4. Mongolian Dairy Products Rinchen Indra 5. Traditional Animal Husbandry Techniques Practiced by Mongolian Nomadic People Myatavyn Tumurjav 6. Medicinal Plants of Mongolia and Their Use in Traditional Medicine Urthnasan Ligaa and Danzanhuu Tsembel Part III. Biodiversity 7. Mongolian Birds Ayurzanyn Bold 8. Mongolian Limnology and Ichthyology Ayurin Dulmaa 9. Unique Microbiota of Mongolia Baljinova Tsetseg 10. Flora and Fauna of the Gobi Desert Tserendulam Shiirevdamba 11. Conservation Case Study of the Gobi Bear Peter J. Balint and Jennifer A. Steinberg
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