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Whole books on the Himalayan region, some written way back in the past when the Himalayas were a trifle shorter!
Culled from open access material are a few COMPLETE books on the Himalayan region. Some of these are seminal works that have contributed significantly to our understanding of the Himalayan region and continue to direct enquiry and development action in the region.
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Title: Karakorams and Kashmir
Author: Oscar Eckenstein
Year of Publication: 1912
Publisher: Bibliolife
Language: English
The book is a compilation of the author’s diary during his scientific and climbing expedition to the Karakorum Mountains in 1892. The book contains description of the features - the sights and the incidents, which struck the author on his journey to Kashmir.
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Title: Ibex Shooting On The Himalayas
Author: Major Neville Taylor
Year of Publication: 1903
Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Co, London; Bibliolife (New Edition)
Language: English
The book captures the experiences of the author as he takes a long break for hunting Ibex in the Himalayas, north of Kashmir valley. The author shares his experiences of the extreme weather, the rugged Himalayan terrain, his local companions, the first encounter with Ibex and so on.
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Title: Climbing on the Himalayas and Other Mountain Ranges
Author: J. Norman Collie
Year of Publication: 1902 
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
Language: English (originally in German, 1938)
The book gives a detailed account of the author’s expedition to Nanga Parbat in 1895 with Mummery and Bruce, where one of his colleagues was lost in an avalanche. It also includes details of his pioneering climbs in the Canadian Rockies and other areas.
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Title: Twenty years in the Himalaya
Author: Major Charles Granville Bruce
Year of Publication: 1910
Publisher: E Arnold, London
Language: English
The book describes extensive travels and climbs of the author, one of the greatest climbers, in Nepal, Sikkim, Kumaon, Garhwal, Baltistan and Chitral, including his attempts on Nanga Parbat in 1892 and 1895.
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Title: The Abode of Snow - Observations on a Journey from Chinese Tibet to The Indian Caucasus, Through The Upper Valleys of The Himalaya
Author: Andrew Wilson
Year of Publication: 1875 
Publisher: Hesperides Press
Language: English 
One of the best accounts of overland equestrian travel between Tibet and Afghanistan ever written, the book narrates the account of the author’s travel in 1873 through the mighty Himalayas. The classic, strewn with poetic passages, records his struggle against the elements, suspicious native populace as he traveled through the region.
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Title: Nepal Himalaya
Author: H. W. Tilman

Year of Publication: 1952 
Publisher: Cambridge University press
Language: English

The author talks about his journey and experiences in the Langtang and Annapurna region of the Nepal Himalayas. The book also contains some sixty photographs shot by the author himself. 
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Title: Trans-Himalaya: Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet (Volume I)
Author: Sven Anders Hedin
Year of Publication: 1909 
Publisher: MacMillan, London
Language: English
In this volume, the author has endeavoured to depict the events of the journey that he undertook in Tibet and has also touched upon relatively less known subjects of his time such as Lamaism. The book also includes 388 illustrations from photographs, watercolour sketches, and drawings by the author and 10 maps. 
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