To A Mountain in Tibet

To A Mountain in Tibet

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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Colin Thubron offers a haunting and beautiful account of his journey to the holiest mountain on Earth, the solitary peak of Kailas in Tibet, sacred to one-fifth of humankind.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781452621142
1452621144
Branch Call Number: eAudio hoopla
eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Crossley, Steven
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)

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ArapahoeAnna Feb 22, 2017

Beautifully written descriptions of landscapes and of the people of Nepal, Tibet, India, and other pilgrims to Mount Kailas. Thubron's writing is concise, reflective, and non-spiritual. His unsentimental, observations include plants, birds, mountains, and lakes; but also poverty, lack of education, unavailable healthcare, and massive destruction. For example, in discussing the Chinese occupation since 1950 he writes, "by 1976, out of more than 6000 monasteries and temples, 13 remained." A sobering read.

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