Eccentric Explorers

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Eccentric Explorers was Winner of the Biography
category at the 2009 Indie Excellence Book Awards, California, USA. In this extensively researched book, the rich culture and history of Tibet are viewed through a rather special lens--through the eyes of ten wild and wacky adventurers, each bent on unlocking the strange riddles and secrets of Tibet.

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About Michael Buckley

A nomad at heart, Michael Buckley has travelled widely in the Himalayas, Central Asia, and South Asia. He is author of a number of books to these regions, including:

--Eccentric Explorers: wild and wacky adventurers of the Tibetan plateau
--Travels in the Tibetan World: detailing personal voyages to many Tibetan enclaves
--Shangri-La: a Travel Guide to the Himalayan Dream
--Tibet: the Bradt Travel Guide

Books about environment crisis in Tibet:

--Meltdown in Tibet (Palgrave-Macmillan, New York, 2014)
is about serious environmental issues on the Tibetan Plateau. The book is available in both print and ebook versions.

--Tibet, Disrupted
is a companion digital photobook, released in May 2016. This is available for download via Amazon Kindle, Apple Books or the iTunes Store. The photo-based book is over 330 pages long and focuses on visual presentation with minimal text. The book can be hooked up from iPad to a big-screen TV or larger projector to give Keynote presentations.

As well as being a writer, Buckley is a passionate photographer, documentary filmmaker and environmental explorer. He is filmmaker for three short documentaries about major environmental issues in Tibet that go under-reported--or not reported at all. To find out more, go to Short versions of these films can be viewed on (just search the documentary title):

--Meltdown in Tibet == about dams and water problems on the Tibetan plateau
--From Nomad to Nobody == about the plight of the vanishing nomads of Tibet
--Plundering Tibet == about the devastating impact of mining in Tibet

As a keen trekker, kayaker, diver and wildlife enthusiast, Buckley's travels have taken him worldwide in quest of tracking near-mythical creatures to their lairs--which has resulted in the short ebook, "Kranky Kreatures: Beastly Encounters with Bizarre Animals." Also appearing on Amazon Kindle and Apple Books is the digital photobook, "Planet Ocean Blues."

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Pat Morrow reviewed on Nov. 9, 2010

I am veteran of six mountaineering, trekking and biking expeditions to the wilds of Tibet, and have devoured almost everything there is about the history of exploration in this fascinating, beleagured country. Eccentric Explorers is a treasure-trove of tales from a far-away place, and an era erased by the shifting sands of time—and by Chinese invasion. Drawing from his own mad journeys in Tibet, author Michael Buckley brings out the best of both the majestic Tibetans and the Western explorers portrayed.
PAT MORROW, Seven Summits pioneer (Carstensz Pyramid variation)
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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