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Wild Himalaya: A Natural History of the Greatest Mountain Range on Earth: A Natural History of Thegreatest Mountain Range on Earth by [Stephen Alter]

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‘Stephen Alter makes a persuasive case for conserving the wild of the Himalayas, questioning laws framed with no regard for ecology.’-The Hindu

‘Alter’s book, Wild Himalaya, is less personal: The Himalaya are front and centre.’ - India Today

‘Stephen Alter’s exhaustive biography of the Himalayas is an exceptional tribute to the world’s mightiest mountains… I would (if I could!) make this book mandatory reading for anyone planning to visit the Himalaya.’Ranjit Lal, The Indian Express

‘Stephen Alter writes an uplifting story on the mountain lore and natural history of the Himalayas.’- Open

‘From petroglyphs to myths, people to climate change—a fitting history of the Himalayas.’ – Outlook

‘Stephen Alter’s book reflects not just his encyclopaedic familiarity with the world’s highest mountain range but also passion and empathy for its conservation.’-Business Standard

‘The writer’s personal experience with the mountains and its wildlife, including a tiger and brown bears, makes it an intimate read. ’- Tribune India

‘… author Stephen Alter’s writing is as expansive as his personality.’-The Hindu Business Line

‘He (Stephen Alter) has brought to the reader the legendary mountain range complete with its history, geology, science, flora and fauna, folklore and more.’- Free Press Journal

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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Stephen Alter is the author of twenty books of fiction and non-fiction. He was born in Mussoorie, Uttarakhandand much of his writing focuses on the Himalayan region, where he continues to live and work. His honours include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fulbright award. His recent memoir, Becoming a Mountain: Himalayan Journeys in Search of the Sacred and the Sublime, received the Kekoo Naoroji Award for Himalayan Literature in 2015. His most recent work of fiction, In The Jungles of the Night: A Novel About Jim Corbett, was shortlisted for the DSC South Asian Literature Award in 2017. He was writer-in-residence at MIT for ten years, before which he directed the writing programme at the American University in Cairo. He is founding director of the Mussoorie Mountain Festival. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07VD2ZHWY
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Aleph Book Company (22 July 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 7803 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 391 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 9388292774
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