To a mountain in Tibet
(Audiobook on CD)

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[Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, [2011].
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CD 915.15 THUBR
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This 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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Audiobook on CD
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Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
6 audio discs (approximately 520 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781452601144
UPC:
9781452601144

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Title from web page.
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Duration: 8:40:00.
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Read by Steven Crossley.
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Colin Thubron offers a haunting and beautiful account of his journey to the holiest mountain on earth, the solitary peak of Kailas in Tibet, sacred to one-fifth of humankind.
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Compact disc.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Thubron, C., & Crossley, S. (2011). To a mountain in Tibet. Unabridged. [Old Saybrook, Conn.]: Tantor Media.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Thubron, Colin, 1939- and Steven. Crossley. 2011. To a Mountain in Tibet. [Old Saybrook, Conn.]: Tantor Media.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Thubron, Colin, 1939- and Steven. Crossley, To a Mountain in Tibet. [Old Saybrook, Conn.]: Tantor Media, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Thubron, Colin, and Steven Crossley. To a Mountain in Tibet. Unabridged. [Old Saybrook, Conn.]: Tantor Media, 2011.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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