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On Top of the World: Five Women Explorers in Tibet
By: Luree Miller

On Top of the World: Five Women Explorers in Tibet By Luree Miller


 
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Author: Luree Miller
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780898860979
Publication Date: 2000

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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.
On Top of the World: Five Women Explorers in Tibet, Luree Miller, Mountaineers Books, Paperback, 224 pp, $18.95

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