The traveler: an American odyssey in the Himalayas
This loving memorial to Swift is a moving photographic portrait of Himalayan life, a testimonial to a generation of trekkers and the questing spirit that motivated them. Hansen offers a sage perspective on Swift's adventuring career, placing it in the globe-shrinking change of the last 20 years. 56 color photos.
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His notebooks are sprinkled with observations on travelers and mountain
climbers, but in recent years he managed to expand his vision to take in the
international army of foreign aid experts from organizations such as The World
Bank, USAID ...
These changes — roads, vehicles, new agricultural technologies, hydropovver,
and foreign visitors — open up new ... The accumulated effect of five decades of
foreign aid has led to a situation where expectations have been raised, but the ...
After nearly fifty years of change brought about by foreign aid, politics, resource
development, and tourism, the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal finally dissolved in
riots and gunfire during the pro-democracy demonstrations in the spring of 1990.
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Traveler Hansen ( Motoring with Mohammed , LJ 2/1/91) here pays tribute to another traveler, the late Hugh Swift. Swift is considered one of the great Himalayan trekkers, having covered an estimated ... Read full review