Overview

Eccentric Explorers was Winner of the Biography


category at the 2009 Indie Excellence Book Awards, California, USA. In this extensively researched book, the rich culture and history of Tibet are viewed through a rather special lens--through the eyes of ten wild and wacky adventurers, each bent on unlocking the strange riddles and secrets of Tibet.

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Eccentric Explorers

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Overview

Eccentric Explorers was Winner of the Biography


category at the 2009 Indie Excellence Book Awards, California, USA. In this extensively researched book, the rich culture and history of Tibet are viewed through a rather special lens--through the eyes of ten wild and wacky adventurers, each bent on unlocking the strange riddles and secrets of Tibet.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011132872
  • Publisher: Michael Buckley
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 891,201
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Buckley

A nomad at heart, Michael Buckley has travelled widely in the Himalayas, Central Asia, and South Asia. He is author of a number of books to these regions, including Eccentric Explorers: wild and wacky adventurers of the Tibetan plateau; Shangri-La: a Travel Guide to the Himalayan Dream; and the Bradt guidebook to Tibet. As well as being a writer, Buckley is a passionate photographer and filmmaker. He is filmmaker for two short documentaries. Meltdown in Tibet is about dams and water problems on the Tibetan plateau. From Nomad to Nobody is about the plight of the vanishing nomads of Tibet. See the official website: WildYakFilms.com/.


As a keen trekker, kayaker, diver and wildlife enthusiast, Buckley's travels have taken him worldwide in quest of tracking unusual creatures to their lairs--which has resulted in the short work, Beastly Encounters.

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Table of Contents

Heading into the Unknown 7

Blundering into Tibet Thomas Manning bags the explorer's trophy-by accident 13

Mission Impossible on the Tsangpo Kintup & the case of the phantom waterfall 45

Tibet with a Butterfly Net Eric Bailey strays into some highly perilous situations 73

Everest on Faith & Figs Maurice Wilson takes on the goddess of Everest 117

Horsing around in Shangri-La Joseph Rock rides again, guns at the ready 155

Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul Alexandra David-NĂ©el indulges in Psychic Sports 183

Cracking the Tibetan Code Professor Giuseppe Tucci stumbles into a lost kingdom 227

Land of Snows & Silence Peter Aufschnaiter finds sanctuary in Lhasa 265

Tales from the Three-eyed Lama New Age guru Lobsang Rampa pushes the limits of reality 303

Cavalier of Curiosity Michel Peissel delves into CIA intrigue & more mysteries 335

The Dome of Inspiration Following in the Footsteps of the Explorers 367

Basecamp Glossary, cameos, timelines, research sources & credits 387

Touching Foreheads 400

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