Himalaya

Himalaya

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
The actor and author presents a detailed exploration of the entire length of the Himalaya Mountains that celebrates the culture, landscape, and tradition of each of the seven countries that contain a portion of the mountain range.

McMillan Palgrave
Michael Palin's travel books have repeatedly topped the bestseller lists. In this book he is back at his adventurous best tie-ing in with a major BBC TV series. The book/series will travel through many countries little known to the West, providing opportunities for Palinesque adventures to please the large and loyal audience who followed 80 Days, Pole to Pole and Full Circle.


Blackwell North Amer
The product of six months' hard travelling, Himalaya links together the Khyber Pass, the hidden valleys of the Hindu Kush, ancient cities like Peshawar and Lahore, the mighty peaks of K2, Annapurna, and Everest, the bleak and barren plateau of Tibet, the gorges of the Yangtze, the tribal lands of the Indo-Burmese border and the vast Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh.
Facing altitudes as high as 17,500 feet at Everest base camp, and treks through some of the world's deepest gorges, Michael Palin and his team also passed through political flashpoints like Pakistan's remote northwest frontier, terrorist-torn Kashmir and the mountains of Nagaland, only recently open to visitors. They had a brush with the Maoists while filming in Nepal and advice from the Dalai Lama before crossing into Tibet.
This book, compiled from Palin's diaries, records the pleasure and pain of his most challenging journey so far and Basil Pao, the inspired photographer of Sahara, Full Circle and Pole to Pole, captures the beauty of the finest mountain scenery in the world.

Baker
& Taylor

The best-selling travel writer and Monty Python celebrity covers in his latest work some of the world's most visually spectacular but dangerous regions, including Mount Everest, Kashmir, and Tibet, in an account of personal discovery complemented by descriptions of the rich local culture he encountered and lavish photography. By the author of Sahara.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2004]
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780312341626
0312341628
Branch Call Number: 915.496 PALIN
Characteristics: 288 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Notes: "Thomas Dunne books."

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Oct 06, 2008

What can you say about a travel journal? I am passionate about the area, so this makes for a good read. Love Palin's sense of humour and reality too.

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