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6 edition of Tales of the Himalaya found in the catalog.

Tales of the Himalaya

Adventures of a Naturalist

by Lawrence W. Swan

  • 313 Want to read
  • 8 Currently reading

Published by Mountain N "Air Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Travelers,
  • Nature,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • Adventurers & Explorers,
  • Scientists - General,
  • Mountains

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages232
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8676983M
    ISBN 101879415291
    ISBN 109781879415294
    OCLC/WorldCa44424866

    The book Tales of the Himalaya is published by Mountain N 'Air Books. The ISBN of this book is and the format is Paperback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Tales of the Himalaya by Lawrence W Swan. Book Details. . In Wild Himalaya, award-winning author Stephen Alter brings alive the greatest mountain range on earth in all its terrifying beauty, grandeur and complexity. Travelling to all the five countries that the Himalayan range traverses—India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal and China— Alter braids together on-the-ground reports with a deep understanding.

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Tales from the Himalaya recounts gripping episodes whose political fallout continues and will affect the region for the foreseeable future. This is a timely book. The author brings to the subject a unique perspective as both explorer and analyst.”. "Tales of the Himalaya" is a collection of Swan's adventures and the discoveries and ideas that emanated from them.

The chapters stand by themselves. There are chapters on debunking the yeti, his discovery of the Aeolian Biome, a theory of high altitude bird migration, an amusing exploration of leeches and lice, and a wonderful chapter about his beloved Sherpas/5(6). out of 5 stars Tales of the Himalayas Reviewed in the United States on August 5, Bought this book for my husband as he was a "Hump" pilot during WWII and crashed over the Hump (parachuted) and walked out of the Himalayas--his crew safe and sound helped by Chinese/5(5).

Tales from the Himalayas will keep tugging at your heart, long after you finish the book. The Amazon Book Review Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more.5/5(2).

This book is a collection of stories from his early expeditions to the Himalaya prior to There are tales of encounters with bears, escapes from avalanches, summit successes and failures, love stories, mystical connections, Himalayan storms, near death accidents, raw travel across the Indian sub continent, and grapples with bureaucracy/5(2).

Tales from the Himalaya. Tales from Nepal. Tales from India. tales from Bhutan. Tales from Pakistan. Kashmir. Hindu kush. Nepal. Bhutan. Books on Himalaya. Himalayan. This book is a collection of stories from his early expeditions to the Himalaya prior to There are tales of encounters with bears, escapes from avalanches, summit successes and failures, love stories mystical connections, Himalayan storms, near death accidents, raw travel across the Indian sub-continent, and grapples with bureaucracy/5(2).

Shah, of Afghan descent, was born in Simla in the Himalayas and travelled extensively in Afghan, Pakistan and Indian mountain regions, collecting tales and stories, most notably the jokes of Mulla.

The stories in this book have been chosen to bring a certain flavour of the Himalaya so the reader, and have been hand-picked from the western, central and eastern Himalaya belt to cover every range. Some of these tales are very popular, others are and a few – one popular – are now lost to the new generation.

Best Books On The Himalayas Rungli-Rungliot (Thus Far and No Further) by Rumer Godden. Rumer Godden’s Rungli-Rungliot (Thus Far and No Further) is a Landour Days by Ruskin Bond. A sense of humor, says Ruskin Bond, may help one get through the worst of times.

Landour The Himalaya Club and Other. Book Overview This book describes a scientist's explorations, observations and interpretations mixed with adventuresome tales of the author's travels among the highest peaks in the World.

Professor Swan tells of his childhood, in Darjeeling, where he was during his formative years and first developed his great love for the forests and wildlife on the Himalaya. In his new collection of stories, many of which have never been published before, bestselling writer Ruskin Bond collects together his finest tales of the Himalaya, the mountains he has called home for over fifty years.

One half of the book is devoted to unsettling, sometimes terrifying stories of murder, mystery, and the supernatural. This book is a collection of stories from his early expeditions to the Himalaya prior to There are tales of encounters with bears, escapes from avalanches, summit successes and failures, love stories mystical connections, Himalayan storms, near death accidents, raw travel across the Indian sub-continent, and grapples with bureaucracy.

The scope is as wide as the Himalaya and the details equally fascinating. There are many climbing books, and many history books, but this is a rare combination. Tales from the Himalaya is not to be missed. " --Dan Jantzen, former Nepal aid professional and Himalayan archivist/5(3).

Selected maps from the book "Tales of the Himalaya": ethnic groups in Nepal, disputed territories in Kashmir and Ippolito Desideri's journey to Lhasa. Selected maps of the Himalaya from the 11 that the book contains. For a full list of the book’s contents please see here. In his new collection of stories, many of which have never been published before, bestselling writer Ruskin Bond collects together his finest tales of the Himalaya, the mountains he has called home for over fifty years.

One half of the book is devoted to unsettling, sometimes terrifying stories of murder, mystery, and the supernatural/5(13). Half of him wanted to find a satisfactory career path while the other half wanted to be free and specifically explore the Himalaya.

In the end he found Born in the foothills close to the Himalaya Steve Berry had from an early age an urge to become a traveller, an adventurer, an explorer, and until the age of thirty-eight years he tried hard to /5(7). Tales from the Himalaya recounts gripping episodes whose political fallout continues and will affect the region for the foreseeable future.

This is a timely book. This is a timely book. The author brings to the subject a unique perspective as both explorer and analyst.”. One of the most comprehensive books on the Himalayan mountain range on the market, Henry Edmundson’s Tales from the Himalaya was published by Vajra Books in June It provides readers with an in-depth look at the religious, scientific, political and cultural aspects affecting the region, from the perspective of a seasoned mountaineer.

Adding colour to the narrative are riveting tales unearthed by the author of some of the range’s most storied peaks—everest or chomolungma, kanchenjunga, Annapurna, dhaulagiri, nanga Parbat and others.

The book is divided into eight sections which delve deep into particular aspects of the Himalaya/5(27). Frontispiece from The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya Hooker’s masterwork Rhododendrons of the Sikkim-Himalaya was assembled by his father from manuscripts, sketches and plant samples sent home via Falconer in Calcutta.

The lavishly illustrated book was. Buy Tales of the Himalaya: Adventures of a Naturalist by Swan (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(3).The book is a collection of experiences of Swami Rama with many masters from the Himalayas.

He has remained honest about his own prejudices and faults while narrating his experiences like the time he talks about his pride or his reluctance to follow his masters orders/5.