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The Traveler: An American Odyssey in the Himalaya

The Traveler: An American Odyssey in the Himalaya

by Eric Hansen, Hugh Swift

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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.
Not only an eloquent tribute to Hugh Swift (1943-1991), a man with a passionate quest for travel and understanding, but also a portrait of an era of unusual experimentation and exploration. A selection of Swift's beautiful photos illustrate the text. No scholarly apparatus. 10x8.75" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Sierra Club Books
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Adventure Travel Guides Ser.
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9.83(w) x 8.67(h) x 0.77(d)

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