Palgrave Macmillan will publish a guide to the environmental crisis looming in Tibet by environmentalist, adventure-travel writer and documentary filmmaker, Michael Buckley.
Elisabeth Dyssegaard at Palgrave Macmillan bought world English language rights to Meltdown in Tibet from Kelly Falconer, founder of the Asia Literary Agency in Hong Kong.
Falconer said the book “tells the story of the relentless reshaping of the Tibetan plateau, where mega-dams and exploitative mining have displaced the Nomads, with scant regard to the importance of their culture or wellbeing...Meltdown in Tibet will be the first book of its kind to turn the spotlight on the darkest, most dangerous side of China’s emergence as a global super-power.”
Buckley wrote Lonely Planet's first guidebook to Tibet in 1986. He has been documenting the wide-reaching and rapid destruction of the fragile region for years and his never-before-seen photographs and proprietary maps will be included in the book.
Meltdown in Tibet will be published in autumn 2014.