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By Bkra shis bzang po

Marriage customs and similar oral traditions in Bang smad Village, Bang smad Township, Nyag rong County, Dkar mdzes Tibetan self reliant Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. Villagers communicate the poorly documented Mi nyag language are documented, delivering particular linguistic and ethnographic info, together with a Mi nyag-English glossary, maps exhibiting the distribution of Mi nyag-speaking groups, and diverse full-color pictures of village existence and marriage ceremony festivities. Of designated curiosity are the transcribed marriage ceremony speeches in the community given in Mi nyag and Tibetan.

Audio on the topic of this ebook are available at: http://www.oralliterature.org/collections/bkrashis001.html

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4 1 The History of Climate Climate, the First Technological Revolution and Urbanization Humans lived as nomads during Paleolithic period. There were no permanent settlements and no food surplus (WCI 2009). The Paleolithic Period is a prehistoric era distinguished by the development of the first stone tools, occurred prior to 10,000 BCE. With slowing down of nomadic life, people started settling down and thus began urbanization. With urbanization people started using variety of fuel which included wood, agro-waste, coal etc.

2008). 4 1 The History of Climate Climate, the First Technological Revolution and Urbanization Humans lived as nomads during Paleolithic period. There were no permanent settlements and no food surplus (WCI 2009). The Paleolithic Period is a prehistoric era distinguished by the development of the first stone tools, occurred prior to 10,000 BCE. With slowing down of nomadic life, people started settling down and thus began urbanization. With urbanization people started using variety of fuel which included wood, agro-waste, coal etc.

As the humans began to settle, their energy requirement also increased with wood as main source of energy. By the 1280s, people started using coal for fuel in processes such as limekilns and metalworking which resulted in air pollution having black smoke and oxides of sulphur in its emissions. Late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries witnessed major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, production, mining, and transportation. The onset of the industrial revolution marked turning point for climate change.

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