Himalaya: A Human History


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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.1 X 9.5 X 1.8 inches | 2.1 pounds

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About the Author

Ed Douglas is an award-winning writer with a passion for the Himalaya. The author of a dozen books, including a biography of Tenzing Norgay, he has reported from the region for more than twenty-five years, covering the Maoist insurgency in Nepal and the Tibetan occupation. He lives in Yorkshire, England.


An extraordinarily rich and wide investigation into the exhilarating story of the Himalaya. Ed Douglas knows this story in his bones, from his travels and a wonderful range of scholarship, which leaves him perfectly placed to fill a huge gap in our view of how the world fits together.--Michael Pye, author of The Edge of the World
[Himalaya]is the fruit of an enormous amount of research. . . [Douglas's] observations are sharp, and in many passages, his writing glows.--Jeffrey Gettleman "New York Times Book Review"
[An] ambitious, learned account....Douglas portrays a complex, populated landscape and an intricate patchwork of cultures. ...His book seeks to reclaim humans from geography, and to recapture the lived experience of the Himalaya.--Akash Kapur "New Yorker"
The candor of Douglas's telling shows us that in the Western mind Utopias were "simply orientalist fantasies projected on Himalaya." His gripping storytelling achieves a summit at a vista overlooking the Himalayas in words that no photo could conjure.--Christopher King "Air Mail"
Douglas has achieved something more valuable than describe current events: he has examined the ancient origins of those events with a scholarly yet entertaining synthesis of hundreds of years of history.--Victor Mallet "Financial Times"