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    DescriptionThis is the account of a journey to the holiest mountain on earth, the solitary peak of Kailas in Tibet, sacred to one-fifth of humankind. To both Buddhists and Hindus it is the mystic heart of the world and an ancient site of pilgrimage. It has never been climbed. Even today, under Chinese domination, the people of four religions circle the mountain in devotion to different gods. Colin Thubron reached it by foot along the Karnali River, the highest source of the Ganges. His journey is an entry into the culture of today's Tibet, and a pilgrimage in the wake his mother's death and the loss of his family. He undertakes it in order to mark the event, to leave a sign of their passage. He also explores his own need for solitude, which has shaped his career as a writer--one who travels to places beyond his own history and culture, writing about them and about the journey. "To a Mountain in Tibet" is at once a powerful travelogue, a fascinated encounter with alien faith, and an intimate personal voyage. It is a haunting and beautiful book, a rare mix of discovery and loss. In its evocation of landscape and variety of exotic peoples, of mythic and spiritual traditions foreign to our own, it is a spectacular achievement from our greatest living travel writer, an artist of formidable literary gifts, uncanny intuition, and wondrous insight.


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    Title
    To a Mountain in Tibet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colin Thubron, Narrator Steven Crossley
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,157 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452601144
    ISBN 10: 1452601143
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPCT
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T General Subject: 800
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES, RELI/BUDDHI, CULT/ASIAN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    DC22: 915.15046
    B&T Approval Code: A19900000
    Ingram Theme: RELI/HINDU
    B&T Approval Code: A15406030
    BISAC V2.8: TRV003000
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV003020
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EASIAN
    DC22: 915.1/5046
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: JT
    Libri: I-JT
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 53150
    LC classification: DS786 .T484 2011B
    Thema V1.0: WTH, WTL
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FPCT
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    05 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Colin Thubron, an award-winning travel writer and novelist, is the author of "Mirror to Damascus," "Among the Russians," "Behind the Wall," and the novels "Emperor" and "A Cruel Madness," which earned him the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award. Steven Crossley is one of a select group of narrators who have recorded over two hundred audiobooks. He has won multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for "The Ground Beneath Her Feet" by Salman Rushdie and "Sharpe's Fury" by Bernard Cornwell.
    Review quote
    "In To a Mountain in Tibet...what seems almost as striking is Thubron's understanding of the power of silence." ---The New York Times