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Claiming the high ground : Sherpas, subsistence, and environmental change in the highest Himalaya

Author: Stanley F Stevens
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study attempts to counteract claims that the Khumbu Sherpas are victims of a tourist boom that is destroying their environment. It documents the Sherpas' ingenious adaptation to high-altitude  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley F Stevens
ISBN: 0520076990 9780520076990
OCLC Number: 25508378
Description: xx, 537 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Sherpa Cultural Ecology --
1. Sherpa Country --
2. High-Altitude Economy --
3. Farming on the Roof of the World --
4. Good Country for Yak --
5. Sacred Forests and Fuel Wood --
pt. 2. Economic and Environmental Change --
6. Four Centuries of Agropastoral Change --
7. Subsistence, Adaptation, and Environmental Change --
8. Local Resource Management: Decline and Persistence --
9. From Tibet Trading to the Tourist Trade --
10. Tourism, Local Economy, and Environment. Appendix A: Major Himalayan Peaks --
Appendix B: The Sherpa/Tibetan Calendar --
Appendix C: Chronology of Khumbu History.
Responsibility: Stanley F. Stevens.
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