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Over The Roofs Of The World

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Author: Olive Senior
Publisher: Insomniac Press
ISBN: 1897414862
Size: 27.64 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 110
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Book Description: Using nature as both model and metaphor, Toronto resident Olive Senior delves into birds, flying, and Caribbean life in her third book of poems. Following her much-loved collections, Gardening in the Tropics and Talking of Trees, this long-awaited book of poems is sure to delight readers around the world. Translated into several languages, represented in numerous anthologies, and broadcast in Canada, Britain, and the Caribbean, Senior's work enjoys international acclaim. Her work is taught at universities around the world, and her short story collection, Summer Lightning, has been a literature textbook in Caribbean schools. She has taught creative writing workshops at universities in Canada, the US, the UK, and the Caribbean, and is on the faculty of the Humber School for Writers.


Trespassers On The Roof Of The World

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Author: Peter Hopkirk
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848547269
Size: 52.30 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Book Description: No other land has captured man's imagination quite like Tibet. Hidden away behind the highest mountains on earth, and ruled over by a mysterious God-king, it was for centuries a land forbidden to all outsiders. In this remarkable and ultimately tragic narrative, Peter Hopkirk recounts the forcible opening up of this medieval Buddhist kingdom by inquisitive Western travellers during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the race to reach Lhasa, Tibet's sacred capital. This epic, often harrowing tale, which ends with the Chinese invasion of 1950, draws on a colourful cast of gatecrashers from nine different countries. Among them were adventurous young officers on Great Game missions, explorers and mountaineers, mystics and missionaries. All took their lives in their hands, including three intrepid women. Some were never to return.


Adventures On The Roof Of The World

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Author: Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond
Publisher: T. FISHER UNWIN
ISBN:
Size: 43.94 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Alps
Languages : en
Pages : 276
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Book Description: Adventures on the Roof of the World This book is not intended for the climber. To him most of the tales will be familiar in the volumes on the shelves of his library or on the lips of his companions during restful hours in the Alps. But the non-climber rarely sees The Alpine Journal and the less popular books on mountaineering, nor would he probably care to search in their pages for narratives likely to interest him. To seek out tales of adventure easily intelligible to the non-climber, to edit them in popular form, to point out the lessons which most adventures can teach to those who may climb themselves one day, has occupied many pleasant hours, rendered doubly so by the feeling that I shall again come into touch with the readers who gave so kindly a greeting to my True Tales of Mountain Adventure. In that work I tried to explain the principles of mountaineering and something of the nature of glaciers and avalanches. Those chapters will, I think, be found helpful by non-climbers who read the present volume.


Strolling About On The Roof Of The World

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Author: Susan Farrington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134426682
Size: 72.26 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Book Description: This volume covers the first one hundred years of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, formerly the Royal Central Asian Society. It traces its fons et origo in the Central Asian Question, within the context of the 'Great Game', and continues its fascinating chronology through the two World Wars to the present day. There are separate chapters on its widely drawn membership, variety of activities and archive collection. Throughout the pages are glimpses and vignettes of some of its extraordinary, even eccentric, members and their astonishing adventures. The wealth of factual and often amusing detail makes it a very lively account, which is also valuable as a work of reference for all interested in Asia. The book is generously illustrated and includes some of the Society's unique archival photographs not previously published.


The Night Of The Gods

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Author: John O'Neill
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 16.42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Creation
Languages : en
Pages : 1077
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Jesuit On The Roof Of The World

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Author: Trent Pomplun
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195377869
Size: 30.79 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 302
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Book Description: Jesuit priest Ippolito Desideri traveled in Tibet from 1715-1721. Describing his spiritual warfare against the Tibetan 'pope', the missionary offers a unique glimpse into the theological problem of the salvation of non-Christians in early modern theology. Pomplun follows his journey.


British Architect

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Size: 66.58 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages :
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Spy On The Roof Of The World

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Author: Sydney Wignall
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780143028307
Size: 73.55 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Book Description: When Sydney Wignall Set Off On A Climbing Expedition To The Himalayas In The 1950S, Little Did He Realize That He Was Embarking On An Extraordinary And Life-Threatening Adventure Which Would Involve Both The Indian And Chinese Governments At The Highest Level. Betrayed By One Of The Many Spies Operating On The Nepalese Border With Tibet, His Group Was Captured By The People S Liberation Army. Their Subsequent Escape To Freedom Over The Himalayas In Mid-Winter Is One Of Mountaineering S Great Epics.


The Rites Of Assent

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Author: Sacvan Bercovitch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317796187
Size: 34.97 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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Book Description: The Rites of Assent examines the cultural strategies through which "America" served as a vehicle simultaneously for diversity and cohesion, fusion and fragmentation. Taking an ethnographic, cross-cultural approach, The Rites of Assent traces the meanings and purposes of "America" back to the colonial typology of mission, and specifically (in chapters on Puritan rhetoric, Cotton Mather, Jonathan Edwards, and the movement from Revival to Revolution) to the legacy of early New England.


Roof Of The World

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Author: Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780577966
Size: 27.63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Transportation
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Book Description: On the morning of 3 April 1933, two single-engine biplanes set off on a flight into history. From their base near the Indian border with the mystery country of Nepal, the two young pilots, one a British Marquis and a Scottish Member of Parliament, the other a dynamic flight commander, flew towards as great a challenge as world aviation had faced to date - Mount Everest, 'Roof of the World'. The first flight over Everest was the climax of years of thought and months of intensive planning, an epoch-making event which caught the imagination of millions. News of its success reverberated throughout the British Empire to the world at large. Among the deluge of telegrams of congratulations received were those from the King and the Prime Minister. The Times of London, which had given exclusive coverage of the Expedition since its early days, carried one of its longest features ever and was excited enough to comment that the achievement was 'almost like exploring the rainbow'. Some half-a-century later that Houston-Mount Everest Expedition takes its place as one of the last great pioneering flights before the era of space travel. Roof of the World tells the remarkable story of that flight and its repercussions, among which were the growth of the British aviation industry and the creation of the country's second international airport. Using rare and unique photographs, many taken from the flight itself and giving an idea of the qualities required of the crews, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton has recreated the scene facing the pilots, one of whom was his father. He has had access to relevant diaries and personal papers presents in Roof of the World a valuable contribution to our understanding of a unique achievement in an eventful decade.


The Hotel On The Roof Of The World

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Author: Alec Le Sueur
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 0857658360
Size: 74.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Book Description: "The very aptly named Mr Pong had the kind of breath that could stun at over ten feet... This wasn’t just bad – there was something rotten down there. Something had crawled in and died. Gunter howled with laughter as he saw the look of horror on my face. It was the best entertainment he had seen since he had watched Chef chasing yaks through the kitchens." Few foreigners are lucky enough to set foot on Tibetan soil, but Alec Le Sueur spent five extraordinary years there, working in the unlikeliest Holiday Inn in the world. Against the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas unfolds a highly amusing and enlightening account of his experiences. Fly infestations at state banquets, unexpected deliveries of live snakes, a predominance of yaks and everything yak-related, the unbelievable Miss Tibet competition, insurmountable communication problems and a dead guest are just some of the entertainments to be found at the ‘Fawlty Towers’ of Lhasa. Le Sueur, the only Westerner since the days of Heinrich Harrer to spend so long in Tibet, examines the country’s intriguing cultural background, providing a fascinating insight into a country that was only just opening up to the outside world.