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In Exile from the Land of Snows di Avedon John

 In breve: E' il testo classico sulla occupazione cinese e sulla ribellione del 1959. Avedon illustra anche i problemi e la fine della resistenza con basi in Dolpo e Mustang.

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My Journey to Lhasa The Classic Story of the Only Western Woman Who Succeeded in Entering the Forbidden City di David Néel Alexandra

 In breve: First published in 1927, "My Journey to Lhasa" tells of the first Western woman to enter the forbidden Tibetan city of Lhasa and to have been received by the Dalai Lama. Map.

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The Great ARC The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was Named di Keay John

 In breve: The Great Indian Arc of the Meridian, begun in 1800, was the longest maesurement of the earth's surface ever to have been attempted. Its 1,600 miles of inch-perfect survey took nearly fifty years. Hailed as "one of the most stupendous works in the history of science," it was also one of the most perilous. Snowy mountains and tropical jungles, floods and fevers, tigers and scorpions all took their toll on the band of surveyors as they crossed the Indian subcontinent carrying instruments weighing half a ton.

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