To A Mountain in Tibet

To A Mountain in Tibet

eBook - 2011
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"Colin Thubron is the intrepid, resourceful and immensely talented writer who has made a career out of going to out of the way places and then writing brilliantly about them. "-Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World "Thanks to Thubron, we encounter a world which, in its beauty and awe, exceeds our imagination." -Ryszard Kapuscinski, author of Shah of Shahs and Imperium New York Times bestselling author Colin Thubron returns with a moving, intimate, and exquisitely crafted travel memoir recounting his pilgrimage to the Hindu and Buddhist holy mountain of Kailas-whose peak represents the most sacred place on Earth to roughly a quarter the global population. With echoes of Peter Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard, Peter Hessler's Country Driving, and Paul Theoroux's Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Thubron's follow up to his bestselling Shadow of the Silk Road will illuminate, interest, and inspire anyone interested in traveling the world or journeying into the soul.
Publisher: [United States]:, Harper Collins Publishers ,, 2011.
ISBN: 0062066056
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Oct 05, 2017

A beautifully written and informative travelogue of the author's venture to Mt. Kailas on the Nepalese/Tibetan border. His descriptions verge on the poetic, and it is easy to see from his descriptions why many people believed in a virtually inaccessible earthly paradise (Shangri-La) in this area. Although Mt. Kailas is remote and about 20,000 ft high, it is a destination for thousands of religious pilgrims because of its proximity to the source of 4 of India's major rivers. Thubron gives valuable insight into the religious significance of the mountain, the history of the region, and the conflicts between the traditional Tibetan culture and the often oppressive Chinese government.

Aug 28, 2012

colin thubron captured the truly traveling into the remotest part of the world in his latest offering.

ragamuffin May 27, 2011

One of the best travel writers treks through Tibet, a marvellous read.


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