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To a Mountain in Tibet

(2011)
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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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April 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: To A Mountain In Tibet (Large Print Book)
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 1-4458-5784-7 / 978-1-4458-5784-8 (UK edition)
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February 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: To a Mountain in Tibet
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 0-7011-8379-9 / 978-0-7011-8379-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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March 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: To a Mountain in Tibet
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 0-06-176826-X / 978-0-06-176826-2 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

March 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: To a Mountain in Tibet
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 0-06-176827-8 / 978-0-06-176827-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: To a Mountain in Tibet
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 0-09-953264-6 / 978-0-09-953264-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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December 2011 : UK Paperback

Title: To a Mountain in Tibet
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 1-4458-5785-5 / 978-1-4458-5785-5 (UK edition)
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February 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: To a Mountain in Tibet
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 0-7011-8380-2 / 978-0-7011-8380-6 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

September 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: To a Mountain in Tibet
Author(s): Colin Thubron
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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September 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: To a Mountain in Tibet
Author(s): Colin Thubron
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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September 2011 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: To A Mountain In Tibet
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 1-4450-1309-6 / 978-1-4450-1309-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2011 : UK Audio CD

Title: To A Mountain In Tibet
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 1-4450-1310-X / 978-1-4450-1310-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2011 : UK MP3 CD

Title: To A Mountain In Tibet
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 1-4450-1311-8 / 978-1-4450-1311-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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March 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: To a Mountain in Tibet
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 1-4526-0114-3 / 978-1-4526-0114-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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March 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: To a Mountain in Tibet
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 1-4526-3114-X / 978-1-4526-3114-1 (USA edition)
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March 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: To a Mountain in Tibet
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 1-4526-5114-0 / 978-1-4526-5114-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Kindle Editions

April 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: To a Mountain in Tibet
Author(s): Colin Thubron
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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March 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: To a Mountain in Tibet
Author(s): Colin Thubron
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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