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Crossroads of the World: Intersections of Power and Privilege in the Khumbu
(University of Washington Libraries, 2014)
Nicolaus Copernicus, the Polish astronomer and Catholic canon, is one of the most enigmatic figures in the history of science. His monumental work, De Revolutionibus orbium coelestium (“On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres”) is credited with transforming Western astronomy by popularizing a heliocentric ...
Seeing Red: Maoist Rumors, Hidden Transcripts, and the End of the 2014 Mount Everest Climbing Season
(University of Washington Libraries, 2017)
Himalayan adventure travel is a burgeoning industry in some mountainous regions of Nepal, but with its rapid, uneven, and largely unregulated growth have come the creation of new economic and social arrangements and renewed questions of equity and safety. On April 18, 2014, a serac collapsed on Mt. Everest’s Khumbu Icefall ...
The End of Everest? Reimagining Himalayan Adventure Travel in an Age of Unnatural Disasters
(University of Washington Libraries, 2016)
Himalayan adventure travel is a burgeoning industry in some mountainous regions of Nepal, India, and the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People‘s Republic of China. The development of a trekking and expedition mountaineering infrastructure has created economic opportunities in remote areas and allowed foreign visitors to embark ...