The Traveler: An American Odyssey in the Himalayas

The Traveler: An American Odyssey in the Himalayas

by Eric Hansen
     
 

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.  See more details below

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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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Library Journal - Library Journal
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 15,000 miles on foot in the region. Hansen looks at Swift as part of the generation of Americans who came of age during the Sixties, a generation that traveled to Asia and elsewhere to experience other cultures without the preconceived notion that remote and different meant backward. The accompanying breathtaking photographs are from Swift's extensive collection. A sizable portion of the book looks at the state of the Himalayan region today, showing that tourism and foreign aid had a great impact on the people and the landscape. Recommended.-- Lisa J. Cochenet, Rhinelander Dist. Lib., Wis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871563507
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books
Publication date:
06/06/1995
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
102
Product dimensions:
9.14(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.38(d)

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