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Himalayan Assignment free pdf After spending twenty years in Africa, first as a forester, then as a game warden and finally acting as adviser to the Ethiopian government on national parks and conservation, John Blower seized the opportunity, in 1970, of an exciting new United Nations project in Asia. "Himalayan Assignment" is mainly a record of his work in Nepal which involved extensive travel in both the high mountains and sub-tropical forests of the southern foothills. In his demanding and at times frustrating assignment of planning and developing national parks, he had to achieve a balance between the needs of the local inhabitants eking out a living in an often harsh environment and the preservation of the habitats of the increasingly threatened wild life. Very different from Africa, Nepal's and Bhutan's extremes of scenery, climate, fauna and flora are brilliantly brought to life in John Blower's evocative prose. A skilled photographer, he accompanies his account with dramatic pictures of the scenery, wildlife and the fascinating people and their way of life. In his four years in Nepal, John Blower and his colleagues succeeded in establishing the first five of Nepal's national parks- his subsequent consultancies in Bhutan were less successful but no less interesting. This period of the author's life follows that of his previous accounts in his books "Banagi Hill" and "In Ethiopia".

About John Blower

One of the most respected authorities on the conservation of wild life, John Blower's career began as a forester in Sudan and East Africa before he became a game warden and ranger. His experiences are related in Banagi Hill. In 1960 he accepted the job to develop national parks for Heile Salassie in Ethiopia.His book In Ethiopia was published in 2005. 1970 found him in Napal and Bhutan for another four year assignment to establish the countries first national parks for the preservation of the country's flora nd fauna.

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Author : John Blower
Publisher : Librario Publishing Ltd
Data Published : 01 November 2006
ISBN : 1904440819
EAN : 9781904440819
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 278 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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