The Big Open

The Big Open

On Foot Across Tibet's Chang Tang

Book - 2004
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On foot and on their own, four adventurers brave the challenges of nature on a 275-mile trek through one of the most beautiful--and most remote--regions of the world.
Publisher: Washington, DC : National Geographic Society, c2004.
ISBN: 9780792265603
Characteristics: xiii, 302 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm.


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Jan 06, 2015

Four American adventurers pulled a 250-pound rickshaw each to trek across a part of the Tibetan plateau for a month, tracing the migration path of the Chiru, or Tibetan antelope, which was endangered due to poaching. With lots of details and background info, you will enjoy the book if you are into wildlife conservation. I am not, so I skipped a good part of the book to just focus on the trek itself. Still, a good read for armchair adventurers.

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