Himalaya

Himalaya

£10.99

This title provides a major history of the Himalaya. The book is an epic story of peoples, cultures, and adventures among the world’s highest mountains. Spanning millennia, from its earliest inhabitants to the present conflicts over Tibet and Everest, Himalaya is a soaring account of resilience and conquest, discovery and plunder, oppression and enlightenment at the ‘roof of the world’.

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'Magnificent ... this book is unlikely to be surpassed' Telegraph

This is the first major history of the Himalaya: an epic story of peoples, cultures and adventures among the world's highest mountains.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 DUFF COOPER PRIZE

An epic story of peoples, cultures and adventures among the world's highest mountains: here Jesuit missionaries exchanged technologies with Tibetan Lamas, Mongol Khans employed Nepali craftsmen, Armenian merchants exchanged musk and gold with Mughals.

Featuring scholars and tyrants, bandits and CIA agents, go-betweens and revolutionaries, Himalaya is a panoramic, character-driven history on the grandest but also the most human scale, by far the most comprehensive yet written, encompassing geology and genetics, botany and art, and bursting with stories of courage and resourcefulness.

'Magisterial' The Times

'His observations are sharp...his writing glows' New York Review of Books

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 BOARDMAN TASKER AWARD FOR MOUNTAIN LITERATURE

Additional information

Weight0.508 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 13 × 3.9 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

581 , 24 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

954.96 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K