Daily Archives: April 10, 2008

Himalayas

Himalayas, also Him+alaya (Sanskrit for “abode of snow”), mountain system in Asia, forming a broad continuous arc for nearly 2600 km (1600 mi) along the northern fringes of the Indian subcontinent, from the bend of the Indus River in the … Continue reading

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Himalaya: A Biodiversity Hotspot!!

The Himalaya Hotspot is home to the worl d’s highest mountains, including Mt. Everest. The mountains rise abruptly, resulting in a diversity of ecosystems that range from alluvial grasslands and subtropical broadleaf forests to alpine meadows above the tree line. … Continue reading

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