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By Stanley F. Stevens

Stanley Stevens brings a brand new historic viewpoint to his remarkably well-researched learn of a subsistence society in ever-increasing touch with the skin international. The Khumbu Sherpas, well-known for his or her mountain climbing exploits, have usually been depicted as sufferers of the world's highest-altitude vacationer increase. yet has the stream of outsiders to Mt. Everest and the heights of Nepal in truth destroyed a reliable, finely balanced dating among the Sherpas and their environment?

Stevens's cutting edge use of oral heritage and cultural ecology means that tourism isn't the watershed situation many have thought of it to be. Drawing on vast interviews and knowledge collected in the course of 3 years of fieldwork, and with using various maps and charts, he files the Sherpas' creative variation to high-altitude stipulations, their earlier and current agricultural, pastoral, exchange, and wooded area administration practices, and their very own views at the environmental heritage in their place of birth. it is a booklet for geographers, anthropologists, and all these attracted to conservation of the earth's excessive places.

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