The Resource Walking the Himalayas, Levison Wood

Walking the Himalayas, Levison Wood

Label
Walking the Himalayas
Title
Walking the Himalayas
Statement of responsibility
Levison Wood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Levison Wood's most challenging expedition yet begins along the Silk Road route of Afghanistan and travels 1700 miles through five countries over the course of six months. Following in the footsteps of the great explorers, Wood walks the entire length of the Himalayas in an adventure of survival and endurance. In a personal story of perseverance and discovery, Wood forges bonds with local guides, porters, mountain men, soldiers, farmers, smugglers and shepherds. By travelling on foot, and following the same footpaths that locals use, he uncovers stories that might otherwise remain hidden. Along the way he also reveals the history of the Himalayas and two millennia of exploration, and examines a continent in crisis in the 21st century. Packed with action and emotion, more than anything Walking the Himalayas is a story of one intrepid man's traels in a world poised on the edge of tremendous change.--From dust jacket
Title
Walking the Himalayas
Creator
Summary
A travel writer and explorer describes his journey following in the footsteps of other great explorers, recounting his trips along the Silk Road of Afghanistan, the Line of Control between Pakistan and India, disputed territories of Kashmir and earthquake-damaged regions of Nepal
Subject
Genre
Writing style
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10473082
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
910
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Levison Wood
Label
Walking the Himalayas, Levison Wood
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pokhara, 2001 -- Fourteen years later -- We are the pilgrims, master -- Kabul -- A short flight in the Hindu Kush -- Bam-i-Dunyan -- Karakorum -- Line of control -- Kashmir -- The holy man of the mountain -- Saddhus and shadows -- On foot through tigerland -- The perilous mountain -- Return to Pokhara -- The road to Kathmandu -- The wild East -- The Dragon Kingdom -- Place of the gods
Control code
sky2ocm80644914
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North Ameican edition.
Extent
293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316352420
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
bl2016003405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
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.b111825532

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