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On Top of the World: Five Women Explorers in Tibet
av Luree Miller
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* An astonishing tale of perseverance * Wonderful insight into 19th century Tibet * A moving tale of adventure and discovery In the late 1800's, when women were bound by both cumbersome clothing and strict Victorian morals, a small band of astonishing women explorers burst forth to claim the adventurous life. What drew the five profiled in this book -- three British, one American, one French -- was Tibet, then the ultimate in exploration.Nina Mazuchelli organized a small expedition, urging the party on when they were lost on a glacier.Annie Taylor, a reckless, romantic missionary in China, knew her life was in danger the moment she crossed into Tibet.Esabella Bird Bishop, sickly while at home, was always robust on her adventures; she was nearly 60 when she went to Tibet.Fanny Bullock Workman plowed her way up Himalaya and Karakoram mountains, saying any woman could do so.Alexandra David-Neel, at 56, trekked for eight months through tropical lowlands and snow-covered passes with only a backpack and a begging bowl. Even by today's standards these women's accomplishments are remarkable. This title is part of our LEGENDS AND LORE series.Click here > to learn more.
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