Call for contributors The Himalayas: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture

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I would like to invite you to contribute to The Himalayas: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture. Please feel free to pass along to colleagues that might be interested in contributing to the encyclopedia.

This one volume encyclopedia, to be published by ABC-CLIO/Greenwood - Praeger, is soliciting contributors for 10 thematic essays, 160 original entries relating to the Himalayas, with a particular focus on Mount Everest. Entries also focus on key concepts relating to various regions, important figures, findings, gods and deities, folklore/legends as well as historic and contemporary topics, such as biodiversity loss, climate change on the region, geology, climbing disasters, hill stations, territorial concerns and disputes, religions and spirituality, indigenous groups, major expeditions and explorations, mammals, birds, important landmarks and locations, major river systems, and more. Thematic essays are 3,000 words in length and entries vary in length between 500-2,500 words, with a number of sidebars (around 200 words).

The book will be geared toward our target audience of high school and early college students with little background knowledge of the Himalayas. If you are interested in contributing, please send the following information: full name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, email, and 2-page CV to Andrew Hund M.A., Ph.D. (Editor) at: himalayaencyc@gmail.com

All contributors get their name in the contributor list and associated with their article, and two years of ebook and website access. Compensation for participation is book credit toward ABC-CLIO/Greenwood books based on total word count (e.g., Sidebar 150-250 words (Book product allowance of $10 credit); Less than 1,000 words (Book product allowance of $30 credit); 1,001 to 2,000 words (Book product allowance of $60 credit); 2,001 to 5,000 words (Book product allowance of $90 credit); 5,001 to 7,500 words (Book product allowance of $120 credit); and 7,500 plus complimentary copy or $100 credit)

Best regards,

Andrew