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    DescriptionHaving risen to the challenge of seas, poles, dhows and deserts, the highest mountains in the world were a natural target for Michael Palin. In a journey rarely, if ever, attempted before, in 6 months of hard travelling Palin takes on the full length of the Himalaya including the Khyber Pass, the hidden valleys of the Hindu Kush, ancient cities like Peshawar and Lahore, the mighty peaks of K2, Annapurna and Everest, the gorges of the Yangtze, the tribal lands of the Indo-Burmese border and the vast Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh. Facing altitudes as high as 17,500 feet as well as some of the world's deepest gorges, Palin also passed through political flashpoints like Pakistan's remote north-west frontier, terrorist-torn Kashmir and the mountains of Nagaland, only recently open to visitors.


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    Title
    Himalaya
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Palin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780753819906
    ISBN 10: 0753819902
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKAH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23650
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000, TRV001000, TRV003040
    DC22: 915.49604
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKAH
    Thema V1.0: WTL
    Illustrations note
    150
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    05 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Michael Palin established his reputation with Monty Python's Flying Circus and Ripping Yarns. A self-confessed dromomaniac (travel addict), he has written books to accompany his highly successful travel series, and is a regular No.1 Sunday Times bestseller.
    Review quote
    "Witty and entertaining." -"-The New York Times "on "Full Circle""""Charming and often hilarious."--"New York Daily News" on "Full Circle""Ever affable and eclectic, Palin disarms and delights. He has an unerring eye for the bizarre. His book is sheer escapism, pure entertainment, and I love it." "-- Sunday Times" (London) on" Sahara"