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The Trail to Kanjiroba: Rediscovering Earth in an Age of Loss

The Trail to Kanjiroba: Rediscovering Earth in an Age of Loss

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Overview

A revitalizing new perspective on Earthcare from Pulitzer Prize finalist William deBuys.

In 2016 and 2018 acclaimed author and conservationist William deBuys joined extended medical expeditions into Upper Dolpo, a remote, ethnically Tibetan region of northwestern Nepal, to provide basic medical services to the residents of the region. Having written about climate change and species extinction, deBuys went on those journeys seeking solace. He needed to find a constructive way of living with the discouraging implications of what he had learned about the diminishing chances of reversing the damage humans have done to Earth; he sought a way of holding onto hope in the face of devastating loss. As deBuys describes these journeys through one of Earth's remotest regions, his writing celebrates the land’s staggering natural beauty, and treats his readers to deep dives into two scientific discoveries—the theories of natural selection and plate tectonics—that forever changed human understanding of our planet. Written in a vivid and nuanced style evocative of John McPhee or Peter Matthiessen, The Trail to Kanjiroba offers a surprising and revitalizing new way to think about Earthcare, one that may enable us to continue the difficult work that lies ahead.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644210642
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 08/17/2021
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 282,317
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

William deBuys is the author of ten books, including The Last Unicorn, one of Christian Science Monitor's 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015; River of Traps, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Pulitzer Prize nonfiction finalist; The Walk (an excerpt of which won a Pushcart Prize in 2008); and A Great Aridness. In 2008-2009 he was a Guggenheim Fellow. He lives in New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

1 First Things 1

2 Portrait of the Pilgrim with Eighty-Eight Toothbrushes 6

3 Levels of Amazement 9

4 The Suli Gad 12

5 A Microdot of the Great Rent 14

6 Circle 16

7 There Is No Problem Here 20

8 Dramatis Personae 26

9 Uplift 30

10 Drift 35

11 Bogu La, 16,959 feet 39

12 On the Trail 44

13 Tokyu Clinic 48

14 Roshi 53

15 Hospice for a Mouse 58

16 Lumber Yaks 62

17 Aunts and Uncles 65

18 Hidden Figure 68

19 Geopoetry 73

20 The Road to Tinje 75

21 Feet 79

22 Tinje R Us 83

23 Strong Back, Soft Front 89

24 Lone Wolf 91

25 An Entire Heaven and an Entire Earth 94

26 Shimen 96

27 Yatra 98

28 The Grandeur Sentence 100

29 The Grandeur of Saldang 105

30 Galapagos 107

31 Invisible 111

32 Mechanism 113

33 Saldang Clinic 115

34 Doing the Math 118

35 Survival of the Sexiest 123

36 The Cranes of Namgung 127

37 Flowing Mountains 130

38 Flowing Seafloor 132

39 Tuzo Wilson 136

40 The Jaramillo Event 139

41 Shey 142

42 Prayer Mills 144

43 Reverie 147

44 The Heist 149

45 Hope 153

46 Tsakang 155

47 Sacred Rage 157

48 Kang La 163

49 Birches 168

50 Snow Leopard 171

51 Amchi 177

52 Yeti 180

53 Clinic Notes 182

54 Kanjiroba 186

55 Cutting Deals 190

56 Hospice 194

57 Rina 199

58 Phoksundo, Again 201

59 Bodhisattva 203

60 On the Trail (2) 207

61 Kora 210

A Note on Place-Names and Language 213

Sources and Suggested Readings 215

Acknowledgments 225

Index 227

About the Author 237

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