Himalaya: A Human History looks beyond the stereotypes harboured by the West

//Himalaya: A Human History looks beyond the stereotypes harboured by the West

Himalaya: A Human History looks beyond the stereotypes harboured by the West

Himalaya: A Human History by Ed Douglas, W.W. Norton & Co. 3/5 stars “We’re just about to walk off the map,” George Mallory wrote in a 1921 letter from a reconnaissance trip to Everest, the mountain the British explorer would die on while attempting to summit in 1924 (or possibly having done so). Mallory was seeking an elegant phrase to convey his sense of the remoteness of this place, but the idea of the Himalaya as an inaccessible, unknown landscape has long been a trope of Western writing…

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