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 www.WildYakFilms.com/. Short versions of these films can be viewed on Vimeo.com (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."

Where to find Michael Buckley online

Where to buy in print


Kranky Kreatures: Beastly Encounters with bizarre wildlife
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,520. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Animals
The author indulges in the sport of tracking strange creatures to their lairs--including an unknown mammal in Bhutan, a very ugly waterbird in Cambodia, a bizarre primate in Borneo--and the highly dangerous Cassowary, in Australia. Not zoology--more like cryptozoology--coming face-to-face with near-mythical creatures.
Travels in the Tibetan World
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,070. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Travels in the Tibetan World was winner of a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award for Best Travel Book (2003). Extreme travel author Michael Buckley sets off on a decade-long quest to explore the bizarre Tibetan world. Join him for a remarkable journey--encompassing sacred realms and skulduggery, chats with the Dalai Lama, and rough trips over snowbound passes.
Eccentric Explorers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 132,980. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
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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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