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Walking The Himalayas

Author : Levison Wood
ISBN : 9781473626270
Genre : Travel
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WINNER OF THE 2016 EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'Levison Wood has breathed new life into adventure travel.' Michael Palin 'Levison Wood is a great adventurer and a wonderful storyteller.' Sir Ranulph Fiennes 'Britain's best-loved adventurer... he looks like a man who will stare danger in the face and soak up a lot of pain without complaint.' The Times Following in in the footsteps of the great explorers, WALKING THE HIMALAYAS is Levison Wood's enthralling account of crossing the Himalayas on foot. His journey of discovery along the path of the ancient trade route of the Silk Road to the forgotten kingdom of Bhutan led him beyond the safety of the tourist trail. There lies the real world of the Himalayas, where ex-paratrooper Levison Wood encountered natural disasters, extremists, nomadic goat herders, shamans (and the Dalai Lama) in his 1,700-mile trek across the roof of the world. WALKING THE HIMALAYAS is a tale of courage, stamina and the kindness of strangers that will appeal to the adventurer in us all.

Walking The Americas

Author : Levison Wood
ISBN : 9781473654082
Genre : Travel
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LONGLISTED IN THE ADVENTURE TRAVEL CATEGORY OF THE 2017 BANFF MOUNTAIN BOOK AWARDS SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER BY THE AUTHOR OF WALKING THE HIMALAYAS, WINNER OF THE 2016 EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'Levison Wood has breathed new life into adventure travel.' Michael Palin Walking the Americas chronicles Levison Wood's 1,800 mile trek along the spine of the Americas, through eight countries, from Mexico to Colombia, experiencing some of the world's most diverse, beautiful and unpredictable places. His journey took him from violent and dangerous cities to ancient Mayan ruins lying still unexplored in the jungles of Mexico and Guatemala. He encountered members of indigenous tribes, migrants heading towards the US border and proud Nicaraguan revolutionaries on his travels, where at the end of it all, he attempted to cross one of the most impenetrable borders on earth: the Darien Gap route from Panama into South America. This trek required every ounce of Levison Wood's guile, tact, strength and resilience in one of the most raw, real and exciting journeys of his life.

Walking With A Himalayan Master

Author : Justin O'Brian
ISBN : 0936663375
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ways Of Walking

Author : Jo Lee Vergunst
ISBN : 9781351873499
Genre : Social Science
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Despite its importance to how humans inhabit their environments, walking has rarely received the attention of ethnographers. Ways of Walking combines discussions of embodiment, place and materiality to address this significant and largely ignored 'technique of the body'. This book presents studies of walking in a range of regional and cultural contexts, exploring the diversity of walking behaviours and the variety of meanings these can embody. As an original collection of ethnographic work that is both coherent in design and imaginative in scope, this primarily anthropological book includes contributions from geographers, sociologists and specialists in education and architecture, offering insights into human movement, landscape and social life. With its interdisciplinary nature and truly international appeal, Ways of Walking will be of interest to scholars across a range of social sciences, as well as to policy makers on both local and national levels.

Walking Still

Author : Marla Sutherland
ISBN : 0998184101
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Having lost her way at thirty, Marla abandoned a frenetic, addictive lifestyle to seek a new direction. A chance encounter pointed her toward the East: Nepal - a mountainous kingdom that beckoned with visions of Shangri-La, and India - a vast and exotic land where she experienced ten days of Noble Silence in a Vipassana meditation course that would forever change her life. Stepping out of an expected life into an unimagined one, Marla traversed the landscape of India and trekked into the Himalayas of Nepal, only to discover it was the inner journey that would illuminate a path to self-knowledge, wisdom and peace. Brimming over with warmth and humor, WALKING STILL is a captivating tale of one woman's solo journey that transports the reader to unexpected places and reveals insights that touch us all.

Following Whispers

Author : Dan Thompson
ISBN : 1481026356
Genre : Travel
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One of the last written accounts of the lower Annapurna Circuit before it was changed forever by road development.

A Summer Ramble In The Himalayas

Author : W. Wilson
ISBN : PRNC:32101073851022
Genre : Himalaya Mountains
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The Himalayas Playground Of The Gods Trekking Climbing And Adventures

Author : M.S. Kohli
ISBN : 8173871078
Genre : Hiking
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Eastern Horizons

Author : Levison Wood
ISBN : 9781473676282
Genre : Travel
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Levison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitch-hike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of £750 - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more about the countries of the Caucasus and beyond - and meet the people who lived and worked there. EASTERN HORIZONS is a true traveller's tale in the tradition of the best of the genre, populated by a cast of eccentric characters; from mujahideen fighters to the Russian mafia. Along the way he meets some people who showed great hospitality, while others would rather have murdered him... This book confirms that Levison Wood, Winner of the 2016 Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book Of The Year Award, has indeed 'breathed new life into adventure travel ' (Michael Palin)

The Gaddi Beyond Pastoralism

Author : Anja Wagner
ISBN : 9780857459305
Genre : Social Science
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The Gaddi of North India are agro-pastoralists who rear sheep and goats following a seasonal migration around the first Himalayan range. While studies on pastoralists have focused either on the pastoralists' adaptation to their physical environment or treated the environment from a symbolic perspective, this book offers a new, holistic perspective that analyzes the ways in which people "make" place. Based on extensive fieldwork, this book not only describes a contemporary understanding of the Gaddi's engagement with the environment but also analyzes religious practices and performances of social relations, as well as media practices and notions of aesthetics. Thereby, the landscape in which the Gaddi live is understood as a network of places that is constantly being built and rebuilt through these local practices. The book contributes to the growing interest in approaches of practice within environmental anthropology.

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