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White Mountain: Real & Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas

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  • White Mountain: Real & Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas 
    Title: White Mountain: Real & Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas
    Author: TWIGGER ROBERT
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 13/10/2016
    Imprint: HACHETTE
    Price: $35.00
    Publishing status: Active

    A sweeping biography of the Himalayas by the acclaimed author of RED NILE and ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS.
    Home to mythical kingdoms, wars and expeditions, and strange and magical beasts, the Himalayas have always loomed tall in our imagination. Overrun at different times by Buddhism, Taoism, shamanism, Islam and Christianity, they are a grand central station of the world's religions. They are also a plant hunter's paradise, a climber's challenge, and a traveller's dream.
    In his quest to explore the region's seismic history, Twigger seeks out the Nagas, who helped his grandfather build a camp for Allied soldiers near Imphal during the Second World War and takes the most scenic bike ride in the world from Lhasa to Kathmandu. The result is a sweeping, fascinating and surprising journey through the history of the world's greatest mountain range.
    *The tenth book by an acclaimed and unique talent. WHITE MOUNTAIN draws together many of the themes that have dominated Twigger's earlier books - exploration, adventure, history, and a taste for the exotic and esoteric.

    ISBN: 9781474604369
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