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. This title is part of our LEGENDS AND LORE series. Click here > to learn more.
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|Grouping Title||on top of the world five women explorers in tibet|
|Grouping Author||miller luree|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-02-06 01:08:21AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-14 02:08:41AM|
|available_at_gcld||GRC Fraser Library|
|detailed_location_gcld||GRC Fraser Non-Fiction|
|owning_library_gcld||Grand County Library Dist|
|owning_location_gcld||GRC Fraser Library|
|subject_facet||Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Description and travel|
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|title_full||On top of the world : five women explorers in Tibet / Luree Miller|
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