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    George B. Schaller(Author)

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George Schaller has spent much of his life traversing wild and isolated places in his quest to understand and conserve threatened species - from mountain gorillas in the Virunga to snow leopards in the Himalaya. Throughout his career, Schaller has spent more time in Tibet than anywhere else, devoting over thirty years to the wildlife, culture, and landscapes that captured his heart.
Tibet Wild is Schaller's account of three decades of exploration in the most remote stretches of Tibet. As human development in the region accelerated, Schaller watched the clash between wildlife and people become more common - and more destructive. What began as a purely scientific endeavour became a mission: to work with local communities, regional leaders, and national governments to protect the ecological richness and culture of the Tibetan Plateau.
Whether tracking brown bears, penning fables about the tiny pika, or promoting a conservation preserve that spans four nations, Schaller has pursued his goal with persistence and good humour. Tibet Wild is an intimate journey through the wilderness of Tibet, guided by the careful gaze and unwavering passion of a life-long naturalist.

"He discusses his efforts to use his knowledge of natural history to educate local populations on how to promote effective conservation measures, and also addresses the political and economic realities that complicate doing so. Readers will come away with a firsthand understanding of the rewarding career of a modern conservationist."--J.W. Dauben ""Choice" "

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  • PDF | 412 pages
  • George B. Schaller(Author)
  • Island Press; Reprint edition (28 Feb. 2014)
  • English
  • 7
  • Science & Nature

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  • By Saffiewalks on 17 April 2013

    This reads like a dumbed down research paper, which I suppose it is. George Schaller assumes that we all have his knowledge of the georgraphy of the area and spends quite a bit of time complaining about the hardships of his various journeys - stuck or nonfunctioning vehicles, dying donkeys, etc. Small section of photographs which are mainly of the family album variety.I had hoped for much more given his experience and the variety of unique wild life in Tibet.

  • By Natalie Maris on 22 August 2014

    Great Fathersday present for my dad ;)


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