Yeti

Hardcover | June 15, 2017

byDaniel C. Taylor

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This book explains the mystery of the Yeti or Abominable Snowman, the creature that has left mysterious footprints in Himalayan snows. The book also explores why people are so fascinated with the possibility that a wild hominoid might still reclusively live (the idea of a wild humanity alivein people's hopes). Here also is the extraordinary story of one man's conservation impact - a quest for mysterious animal caused him to lead in creating two massive national parks around Mount Everest, one in China/Tibet and one in Nepal. This book narrates how the author explores much of the 2,000-mile breadth of the Himalaya, from his childhood in India to his work years in Nepal, China/Tibet, and Bhutan. From 1956 until 2015 he visited almost all valley systems. The book recounts his ascents of Himalayan summits and even a firstdescent of a major river, Nepal's Sun Kosi. This book not only explains scientifically the Yeti and describes a range of Himalayan animals and plants, it also brings forward a wide scope of ecological understanding. Significant among these is the author's postulate about bioresilience as a parallel dynamic to biodiversity. Additionally, theauthor explores what it means (and how important it is) for people to be part of "the wild" in today's increasingly domesticated world. Taylor's breadth of Himalayan knowledge is massive, the story captivating and full of surprises - and what he has accomplished includes "discovering" the Yeti aswell as creating two huge national parks.

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This book explains the mystery of the Yeti or Abominable Snowman, the creature that has left mysterious footprints in Himalayan snows. The book also explores why people are so fascinated with the possibility that a wild hominoid might still reclusively live (the idea of a wild humanity alivein people's hopes). Here also is the extraord...

Daniel Taylor has been engaged in social change and conservation for four decades with a focus on building international cooperation to achieve ambitious projects. He founded the nine Future Generations organizations worldwide (including the accredited Future Generations Graduate School). He also founded and led The Mountain Institute ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0 inPublished:June 15, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199469385

ISBN - 13:9780199469383

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List of IllustrationsIntroduction1. Arriving at the Yeti's Jungle2. In the Yeti's Jungle3. The Bear Mystery4. My First Yetis5. Yeti Expeditions6. Footprints Melting into Rivers7. Towards the Barun Jungles8. Our Evidence Meets Science9. Evidence Slipping Away10. From Whence Knowledge11. The King and His Zoo12. Back in the Barun13. Bears and Bioresilience14. Entrapping the Yeti15. DiscoveryAfterwordAbout the Author