Nomads of Western Tibet: The Survival of a Way of Life
this copiously illustrated book is a fascinating account of these remarkable people, of their traditional way of survival. In a world where indigenous peoples and their environments are vanishing at alarming rates, the survival of this way of life represents an unexpected and heartening victory for humanity.
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OUR ARRIVAL IN NOMAD COUNTRY
THE CHANGTANG AND NOMADIC PASTORALISM
NOMADS LORDS AND ESTATES
THE NOMADIC ECONOMY
PASTURE ALLOCATION AND REALLOCATION
LIVESTOCK IN THE PASTORAL COMMUNITY
HERDERS AND DAILY HERDING
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