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Two young Americans take us to Humla, an ancient territory at the edge of Nepal where no Westerner has ever lived before. In breathtaking photographs and evocative prose, Thomas Kelly and Carroll Dunham capture Humla's limitless vistas and disclose intimate details of the lives of its extraordinary people: yak herders, caravan drivers, shamans, and brides who are shared among brothers.

Here is a land of eternally snow-capped mountains and sweeping valleys. A land as eerie and forbidding as the landscape of some distant moon, its people all but forgotten by the rest of the world. Their lives are a struggle — the alpine soil metes out sustenance grudgingly, and long winters threaten to banish the warmth of life forever. Yet these lives yield untold riches. As if the splendid isolation and sheer altitude of the hidden Himalayas bring them closer to the gods, the people of this land are possessed of a spirituality few Westerners will ever know.

Kelly's extraordinary photographs are accompanied by Dunham's evocative and lyrical account of life as the people of Humla conceive it: a cycle of fall, winter, spring, and summer. In a world made easy, accessible, and all too familiar by supersonic travel, television, and communication at the click of a mouse, here is an enlightening glimpse into the lives of a virtually untouched people.

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An intimate gaze into one of the last truly exotic places on earth.

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ISBN:
9780789207227
Author:
Kelly, Thomas L.
Publisher:
Abbeville Press
Author:
Dunham, V. Carroll
Subject:
Travel - World/Asia
Subject:
Nature & Wildlife
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - World/Asia
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Asia-Picture Books
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Subject:
Africa
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
10.2 x 10.2 in 49.8 oz

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