Trespassers on the Roof of the World: The Race for Lhasa

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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 ...

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Trespassers on the Roof of the World: The Race for Lhasa
2006, John Murray Publishers Ltd

ISBN-13: 9780719564499

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Trespassers on the Roof of the World: The Race for Lhasa
2001, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780192802057

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