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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.
is a companion digital photobook, released in May 2016. This is available for download only via Apple's iBooks Store or 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 environmentalist. 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 www.WildYakFilms.com/. Short versions of these films can be viewed on Vimeo.com (just search the documentary title):
--Meltdown in Tibet is about dams and water problems on the Tibetan plateau
--From Nomad to Nobody is about the plight of the vanishing nomads of Tibet
--Plundering Tibet is 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.