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Zurick, David

Overview
Works: 18 works in 64 publications in 2 languages and 3,000 library holdings
Genres: Maps  Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Illustrated works  Atlases  Tourist maps  Physical maps  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: G2202.H5, 912.5496
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Most widely held works about David Zurick
 
Most widely held works by David Zurick
Illustrated atlas of the Himalaya by David Zurick( )

18 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Himalaya inspire the notion of Shangri-la and are world renowned for their exquisite mountain scenery and the ancient cultures that tenaciously inhabit this harsh and sublime landscape. Home to all fourteen of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, and some of its deepest gorges, the region is a trove of biological and cultural diversity. A sweeping overview of the geography, economics, politics, and culture of this spectacular region, the Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya is the first full-color, comprehensive atlas of contemporary land and life in the Earth's highest mounta
Himalaya : life on the edge of the world by David Zurick( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although seemingly timeless, the Himalaya are anything but unchanging. The mountains themselves continue to grow an average of one centimeter per year, with some peaks rising ten centimeters in a single year. More alarming are the profound environmental and cultural changes occurring throughout the region. In Himalaya: Life on the Edge of the World, David Zurick and P.P. Karan explore these dynamic changes through geological records, scientific reports, and official documents dating back over a century and through years of field research and travel which have given them an intimate knowledge of the landscape and people of the Himalaya. The authors provide a comprehensive natural history of the region from the birth of the Himalaya out of the tectonic disruptions beneath the primordial Tethys Sea to the variety of landforms, habitats, and climates seen today: a lively study of the peoples who make the mountains their home, tracing human history in the Himalaya back more than a thousand years; and an in-depth analysis of the relationship between nature and society in the Himalaya and the pressing problems of environmental degradation, explosive population growth, spiraling poverty, and globalization confronting the region and its people."--Jacket
Errant journeys : adventure travel in a modern age by David Zurick( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land of pure vision : the sacred geography of Tibet and the Himalaya by David Zurick( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaii, naturally : an environmentally oriented guide to the wonders and pleasures of the islands by David Zurick( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern crossings : where geography and photography meet by David Zurick( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrierter Atlas des Himalaya : Geologie & Geografie, Gesellschaft & Wirtschaft, Bergsteigen & Trekking by David Zurick( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land of pure vision : the sacred geography of Tibet and the Himalaya by David Zurick( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of the Himalaya by David Zurick( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Himalaya : encounters with the roof of the world by David Zurick( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taken together, the essays and galleries of photographs convey an emerging picture of a region impacted by the inroads of modernity, environmental change, and shifting cultural identities. Though the essays roam widely across the region, we gain a comprehensive vision of what it is like to explore and learn about this most unique place on Earth: the Himalaya. --Book Jacket
Fantastic state of ruin. The painted towns of Rajasthan by David Zurick( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of the painted towns of Shekhawati in rural Rajasthan, India. For centuries, the painted buildings served the towns as trading houses, pleasure palaces, temples, caravansaries, and private homes. Following independence, the descendants of the merchant families left Shekhawati for India's burgeoning cities, abandoning their opulent structures. Some were left in the charge of caretakers; squatters took up residence in many; most simply remain vacant. The buildings have slowly deteriorated over time, ravaged by climate and neglect, and now lie scattered among the desert settlements as an elegiac collection of beautiful living ruins--a crumbling open-air gallery set amid the ordinary affairs of small town life. This book portrays the fascinating ruinous beauty of the painted towns, and, along the way, provides an intimate look at life and landscape on the arid fringes of Rajasthan. This world, too, is fading, and so the book's photographs, in the end, are a visual study of both place and society at the edge of time
Morning coffee at the goldfish pond : seeing the world in a garden by David Zurick( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The urban tiller : an investigation into the urban agricultural system of Kathmandu, Nepal by David Zurick( )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrierter Atlas des Himalaya Geologie & Geografie, Gesellschaft & Wirtschaft, Bergsteigen & Trekking( )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resource processes and regional integration in western Nepal by David Zurick( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Illustrated atlas of the Himalaya by David Zurick( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Resource needs and land stress in Rapti zone, Nepal by David Zurick( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Traditional knowledge and conservation as a basis for development in a West Nepal village by David Zurick( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Himalaya : life on the edge of the world
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Himalaya : life on the edge of the worldErrant journeys : adventure travel in a modern ageHawaii, naturally : an environmentally oriented guide to the wonders and pleasures of the islandsSouthern crossings : where geography and photography meetThe Himalaya : encounters with the roof of the worldIllustrated atlas of the Himalaya
Languages
English (59)

German (4)