Science, Culture, Environment and Development
Edited by Dendevin Badarch, Raymond A. Zilinskas
Routledge – 2002 – 312 pages
Series: Central Asian Studies
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.
Raymond A. Zilinskas is Senior Scientist at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.