EXPLORING THE HIMALAYAS by William O. Douglas
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EXPLORING THE HIMALAYAS

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The Himalayas have been an area of mystery and romance which has tempted numerous climbers to their deaths. More accesible now because of modern transportation, this trilingual, tri-cultural area is still of such exceeding remoteness and complexity that it represents one of the world's last geographical challenges. William O. Douglas' portrayal of the terrain, the structure of the economy, the people, and the strongly contrasting traditions which govern this country of Moslems, Hindus and Buddhists is at once fascinating and informative. Author of a vast number of adult travel books Douglas writes with the caution of a sociologist, the comprehension of a historian and the flavor of a novelist.

Pub Date: Aug. 28th, 1958
Publisher: Random House-World Landmark