The Big Open by Rick Ridgeway
On Foot Across Tibet's Chang Tang

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On foot and on their own, four adventurers brave the challenges of nature on a 275-mile trek through one of the most beautiful—and most remote—regions of the world.

About Rick Ridgeway

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Rick Ridgeway, a mountaineering legend, is renowned for his writing, photography, & filmmaking. His articles appear in numerous magazines, & he is the author of four previous books, including "The Shadow of Kilimanjaro." He lives with his family in California.
Published May 18, 2004 by National Geographic. 304 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Action & Adventure, Science & Math, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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We are traveling at a compass bearing of 30 degrees, and I assume that Conrad, like me, is using the stars in the sky to maintain our course."" But Ridgeway also offers a thoughtful regional history and an affecting description of the complex human struggle surrounding the rampant poaching of chi...

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