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From Yaks to Tourists: Sherpa Livelihood Adaptations in Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal
Continuity and Change in Cultural Mountain Adaptations: From Prehistory to Contemporary Threats (2013)
  • Jeremy Spoon, Portland State University
Abstract

This chapter explores Khumbu Sherpa livelihood adaptations in the world’s highest ecosystem and assesses how ecological, political and economic forces shaped five centuries of human-environment relationships, such as less arable land, protected area establishments, and an exploding tourism industry.

Keywords
  • Anthropology,
  • Climate change
Publication Date
2013
Editor
L. Lozny
Publisher
Springer Publishing Company
Citation Information
Jeremy Spoon. "From Yaks to Tourists: Sherpa Livelihood Adaptations in Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal" New YorkContinuity and Change in Cultural Mountain Adaptations: From Prehistory to Contemporary Threats (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeremy_spoon/4/