In 2009, a study by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and the World Bank revealed that less than 10% of the earth’s landmass is more than a two-day trip from a city with a population of 50,000 or more. With the dramatic growth not only of the earth’s population, but also of infrastructure and technology in the last century and a half, even the wildest places left on earth are often in someone’s backyard.
Of the most remote places remaining on the planet, none surpasses the Tibetan Plateau, the northern reaches of which, according to the study, could take as long as a...read more
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Founded in 1979 by the medical anthropologist Charles Leslie and the historian Arthur Llewellyn (A.L.) Basham, the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian... read more