A Sportsmans Manual - In Quest of Game in Kullu, Lahoul and Ladak: To the Tso Morari Lake, with Notes on Shooting in Spiti, Bara Bagahal, Chamba and K
A very interesting book with a lot of insight into adventure travel in a different time!
I'm certainly not into shooting birds but this book is a fascinating read. I love old travelogues from the 19th Century when gentleman and lady travelers roamed the world 'encountering' new cultures, chronicling and categorizing entire ecosystems and accidentally inventing things like mountaineering, anthropology and backpacking.
This book caters to a slightly less eco friendly and erudite type of explorer than the great naturists of the last century, although compared to modern backpackers, almost all of the european travelers in the Himalayas in those times seem quite aristocratic and gentlemanly.
This would be a great guidebook or a basis for a themed photography tour into the deep Himalayas. Instead of shooting the wildfowl with a gun, please use a good quality DSLR !
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