On Top of the World: Five Women Explorers in Tibet

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9780898860979: On Top of the World: Five Women Explorers in Tibet



* 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.





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The late Luree Miller was a writer, scholar, and world traveler whose endeavors ranged from driving huge frieght trucks through the unpaved roads of Alasckan wilderness, to co-founding the International School in Bombay. She passed away on July 6, 1996, at the age of 70.

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