Wayne Ross
ASIN: B086P4VNTW
Publisher: Amazon.com Services LLC
Pages: 67

Pioneering Explorers of Tibet is a book which charts European exploration of an often secret, mysterious Tibet. With its forbidden capital of Lhasa, this small kingdom, nestled in the Himalayas, has been a focal point for Western interest since the early Middle Ages. In each gripping chapter, we will meet a wide array of eccentrics, priests, adventurers, tourists, diplomats and explorers. Bound together by a love of Tibet and an ability to overcome great personal hardship, these pioneers paved the way for modern travelers.Turning their backs on family, spouses, and their own country, explorers like Nicholas Roerich and Thomas Manning, amongst others, sacrificed everything and dedicated huge portions of their lives to learning the Tibetan language, understanding its rich culture and traversing its barren, forbidding landscape. They were the first to see Tibet’s diverse tapestry of ...
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