Seven Years in Tibet

Author: Heinrich Harrer

Publisher: HarperPerennial


Category: Prisoners of war

Page: 288

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Imprisoned in India by the British when World War II was declared, Austrian climber Heinrich Harrer escaped, crossing the Himalayas to Tibet. Settling in Lhasa, the Forbidden City, he became the tutor and friend of the present Dalai Lama in this classic of adventure literature.

Seven Years in Tibet

Author: Heinrich Harrer

Publisher: HarperPerennial

ISBN: 9780006550921

Category: Tibet (China)

Page: 293

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A film tie-in edition to the new film starring Brad Pitt and directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud of one of the greatest and most enduring travel accounts of the twentieth century.

Beyond Seven Years in Tibet

Author: Heinrich Harrer

Publisher: Spiral Publishing, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781921196003

Category: Explorers

Page: 511

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In his dramatic autobiography, Heinrich Harrer brings to life all of his adventures, from the early days of climbing in the Alps, through his time in Tibet, to his later experiences including exploring the Congo with the King of Belgium and travels to remote parts of Asia, South America and Africa.

Summary of Heinrich Harrer's Seven Years in Tibet

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 41

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I had planned to escape from India during the war, but the war suddenly began, and I was taken prisoner. I was then transferred to another camp. With the help of like-minded companions, I collected compasses, money, and maps. #2 We were transferred to another camp in India, and this time we were transported by rail to the biggest POW camp in India. The conditions at the camp changed completely, and we had the Himalayas right in front of us. We thought about escaping over the passes to Tibet. #3 I had originally intended to escape alone, so that I wouldn’t have to consider a companion. But one day, my friend Rolf Magener told me that an Italian general had the same intentions as myself. We quickly joined forces on the basis that I would be responsible for all the planning, and he for the money and equipment. #4 I was often sent out to gather information for the escape plan, and I learned how to climb over the camp’s outer fence and into Marchese’s wing. I cut the wires, and we escaped into the jungle.

Seven Years in Tibet

Author: Heinrich Harrer

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 9780874778885

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 329

View: 856

A German author and mountaineer recounts his escape into Tibet during the Second World War, and his subsequent acceptance into the Tibetan upper class and friendship with the Dalai Lama. Reprint. Movie tie-in. 50,000 first printing. One Spirit Alt.


Author: Michael Buckley

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841623822

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 7121

Exploring ethnic Tibet independently is a challenge. With the 'land of snows' having some of the wildest and roughest road routes in high Asia, motoring, mountain-biking and trekking options are all given due attention in this new edition. High quality, numerous maps set this guide apart from other guides on Tibet and the trekking section has been expanded to include more on the main treks, including Everest Base Camp, Genden to Samye, Namtso trek and Kailiash region treks. Particular attention has been paid to the Amdo and Kham regions, not usually covered in guidebooks. Political and cultural issues make Tibet a sensitive destination for Westerners, so Michael Buckley's authoritative advice includes guidelines on cultural etiquette, local customs, and travelling with minimum impact on the culture and environment. The chapter on language includes a section covering Tibetan script.

Chinese Modernity and Global Biopolitics

Author: Sheldon H. Lu

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824831772

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 5771

This is an interdisciplinary study of Chinese modernity in the context of globalisation from the late 19th century onwards. The text draws on Chinese literature, film, art, photography, and video to map the emergence of modern China in relation to the capitalist world-system in the economic, social, and political realms.

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