High Frontiers

High Frontiers

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An ethnographic and ecological history of Dolpo, a culturally Tibetan region in western Nepal that is home to some of the highest villages on earth; almost ninety percent of the region lies above 10, 000 feet in elevation. Its inhabitants wrest survival from this inhospitable landscape by creatively exploiting agriculture, animal husbandry, and trade.See, for example, Poudel (2000), who describes a shipment of government rations to Mustang on the occasion of the forty-fifth anniversary of the commencement of diplomatic relations ... Pemba Tarkhe, interview by author, March 1997. 18.

Title:High Frontiers
Author:Kenneth Michael Bauer
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2010-06-01


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