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The Resource Tibet Wild : a Naturalist's Journeys on the Roof of the World, by George B. Schaller, (electronic resource)

Tibet Wild : a Naturalist's Journeys on the Roof of the World, by George B. Schaller, (electronic resource)

Label
Tibet Wild : a Naturalist's Journeys on the Roof of the World
Title
Tibet Wild
Title remainder
a Naturalist's Journeys on the Roof of the World
Statement of responsibility
by George B. Schaller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As one of the world's leading field biologists, 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 pandas in the Wolong and snow leopards in the Himalaya. Throughout his celebrated career, Schaller has spent more time in Tibet than in any other part of the world, devoting more than thirty years to the wildlife, culture, and landscapes that captured his heart and continue to compel him to protect them. Tibet Wild is Schaller's account of three decades of exploration in the most remote stretches of Tibet: the wide, sweeping rangelands of the Chang Tang and the hidden canyons and plunging ravines of the southeastern forests. As engaging as he is enlightening, Schaller illustrates the daily struggles of a field biologist trying to traverse the impenetrable Chang Tang, discover the calving grounds of the chiru or Tibetan antelope, and understand the movements of the enigmatic snow leopard. As changes in the region accelerated over the years, with more roads, homes, and grazing livestock, Schaller watched the clash between wildlife and people become more common-and more destructive. Thus what began as a purely scientific endeavor became a mission: to work with local communities, regional leaders, and national governments to protect the unique 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 the borders of four nations, Schaller has pursued his goal with a persistence and good humor that will inform and charm readers. Tibet Wild is an intimate journey through the changing wilderness of Tibet, guided by the careful gaze and unwavering passion of a life-long naturalist
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schaller, George B
Dewey number
333.72
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schaller, George B.
  • Schaller, George B.
  • Environmental sciences
  • Biodiversity
  • Wildlife management
  • Nature conservation
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • Tibet, Plateau of
  • Tibet, Plateau of
Label
Tibet Wild : a Naturalist's Journeys on the Roof of the World, by George B. Schaller, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- 1. A Covenant with Chiru -- 2. Riddle of the Calving Ground -- 3. The Longest Walk -- 4. A Deadly Fashion -- 5. A Gift to the Spirit -- 6. The Good Pika -- 7. Chang Tang Traverse -- 8. Feral Naturalist -- 9. Two Mountains and a River -- 10. Into the Hidden Land -- 11. Tibetan Wild Sheep Scandal -- 12. Wild Icon of the Pamirs -- 13. A Bear in the House -- 14. The Snow Leopard -- Selected References -- Index
Control code
ocn895153294
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 390 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610912327
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-232-7
Other physical details
online resource
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)895153294
Label
Tibet Wild : a Naturalist's Journeys on the Roof of the World, by George B. Schaller, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- 1. A Covenant with Chiru -- 2. Riddle of the Calving Ground -- 3. The Longest Walk -- 4. A Deadly Fashion -- 5. A Gift to the Spirit -- 6. The Good Pika -- 7. Chang Tang Traverse -- 8. Feral Naturalist -- 9. Two Mountains and a River -- 10. Into the Hidden Land -- 11. Tibetan Wild Sheep Scandal -- 12. Wild Icon of the Pamirs -- 13. A Bear in the House -- 14. The Snow Leopard -- Selected References -- Index
Control code
ocn895153294
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 390 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610912327
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-232-7
Other physical details
online resource
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)895153294

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