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Mountain in Tibet: The Search for Mount Kailas and the Sources of the… (edició 1982)

de Charles Allen (Autor)

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Throughout the East there runs a legend of a great mountain at the centre of the world, where four rivers have their source. Charles Allen traces this legend to Western Tibet where there stands Kailas, worshipped by Hindus and Buddhists alike as the home of their gods and the navel of the world. Close by are the sources of four mighty rivers: the sacred Ganges, the Indus, the Sutlej and Tsangpo-Brahmaputra. For centuries Kailas remained an enigma to the outside world. Then a succession of remarkable men took up the challenge of penetrating the hostile, frozen wastelands beyond the Western Himalayas, culminating in the great age of discovery, the final years of the Victorian era. A MOUNTAIN IN TIBET is an extraordinary story of exploration and high adventure, full of the excitement and colour expected from the author of PLAIN TALES OF THE RAJ.… (més)
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Títol:Mountain in Tibet: The Search for Mount Kailas and the Sources of the Great River of Asia
Autors:Charles Allen (Autor)
Informació:David & Charles (1982), Edition: 1st, 255 pages
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A Mountain in Tibet: The Search for Mount Kailas and the Sources of the Great Rivers of Asia de Charles Allen

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I loved Allen's "Plain Tales from the Raj" so turned to this one eagerly. Slightly unfortunately, the events he describes are further back in the past, so we lose the immediacy of the personal narratives in the other book. This one is about various explorers' and colonialists' attempts to trace the source of the Indus etc to a holy mountain in Tibet. There's lots of information and detail, and I did finish it and enjoy it, but it was quite hard going and I got a bit confused with all the characters and routes (even though there are some maps and photographs). Someone who knows a lot about Tibet and 18th-19th century colonial history is likely to really enjoy this and get a lot out of it. ( )
  LyzzyBee | Jun 26, 2010 |
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Throughout the East there runs a legend of a great mountain at the centre of the world, where four rivers have their source. Charles Allen traces this legend to Western Tibet where there stands Kailas, worshipped by Hindus and Buddhists alike as the home of their gods and the navel of the world. Close by are the sources of four mighty rivers: the sacred Ganges, the Indus, the Sutlej and Tsangpo-Brahmaputra. For centuries Kailas remained an enigma to the outside world. Then a succession of remarkable men took up the challenge of penetrating the hostile, frozen wastelands beyond the Western Himalayas, culminating in the great age of discovery, the final years of the Victorian era. A MOUNTAIN IN TIBET is an extraordinary story of exploration and high adventure, full of the excitement and colour expected from the author of PLAIN TALES OF THE RAJ.

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