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Michael Benanav presents HIMALAYA BOUND

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Michael Benanav discusses his extraordinary new book HIMALAYA BOUND, in which he chronicles one family's quest to save their animals and an ancient way of life.

Welcomed into a family of nomadic water buffalo herders, he joined them on their annual spring migration into the Himalayas. More than a glimpse into an endangered culture, this superb adventure explores the relationship between humankind and wild lands, and the dubious effect of environmental conservation on peoples whose lives are inseparably intertwined with the natural world.

Intimate and enthralling, Himalaya Bound paints a sublime picture of a rarely-seen world, revealing the hopes and fears, hardships and joys, of a people who wonder if there is still a place for them on this planet.

". . .his portrait of the land and its little-known nomads is impressively closely observed." -- Kirkus

Michael Benanav writes and photographs for the travel section of The New York Times and other national publications, including aSierra and Lonely Planet. He has also worked as a mountain and desert guide in the American West. He lives in northern New Mexico.

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