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Edwards, Andrés R.; Apte, Robert Z.

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Synopsis: TIBET: Enduring Spirit, Exploited Land describes the traditional lives of nomads and farmers and their practices in co-existing with the environment. The environmental ethic developed by the Tibetans over millennia now threatened by Chinese social system and development practices, and the massive transfer of Han Chinese into Tibet. These events have gained increased significance for the world as dependence on the natural resources reaches its limits.The survival of the Tibetan culture and its environment has local, regional and global implications: The Tibetan Plateau is the source of Asia's major rivers that is the lifeline to millions of people throughout Asia. Tibet has been shown to influence weather conditions that affect the global climate patterns. The changes to the Tibetan environment through colonization have affected the livelihood of nomads and farmers. Moreover, the destruction of the Tibetan culture means a loss of an age-old earth-based wisdom of co-existing with the environment.Through interviews with Tibetan nomads and farmers, Apte and Edwards document the significant changes to this previously pristine environment as a result of the ongoing impact of the Chinese presence. The overall picture makes it clear that what happens in Tibet, has a direct and crucial bearing on the lives of hundreds of millions of people in Asia living downstream from Tibet, and on the environmental balance of the world.

About the Author: Andrs R. Edwards is an educator, author, media designer and environmental systems consultant. He has served as producer, exhibit developer, and consultant for projects in natural history, biodiversity and sustainable community in Northern California, Florida, Missouri, Alaska, Illinois, Washington D.C., Taejon, Korea and Kerala, India. He holds a BA degree in Geography from the University of Colorado; an MPS in Media Studies from NYU's Interactive Telecommunication's Program and an MA in Humanities and Leadership / Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community from New College of California, San Francisco. Mr. Edwards is founder and principal of EduTracks (, an environmental consulting firm providing sustainable strategies to parks, towns, and companies. He lives with his wife, Rochelle and three children in Northern California.

Robert Z. Apte, former professor of Community Mental Health and Social Welfare at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, is the author of Three Kingdoms on the Roof of the World: Bhutan, Nepal, and Ladakh and other books. He has photographed extensively in the Himalayan region and Southeast Asia and has had several gallery exhibits. He has served as consultant and facilitator on development and human-service projects in India, Bhutan, and Nepal.

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