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Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh - Norberg-Hodge, Helena, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Foreword by), and Matthiessen, Peter (Introduction by)
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The swiftly evolving socioeconomic life of Ladakh, whose people struggle to balance growth and technology with cultural values, offers crucial lessons in sustainable development. This gripping portrait of the western Himalayan land known as "Little Tibet" moves from the author's first visit to idyllic, nonindustrial Ladakh in 1974 to the present, tracking profound changes as the region was opened to foreign tourists, Western goods and technologies, and pressures for economic growth. These changes in turn brought ...

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