Image de l'éditeur

EAST OF LO MONTHANG: IN THE LAND OF MUSTANG

Matthiessen, Peter

17 avis par Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1570622264 / ISBN 13: 9781570622267
Edité par SHAMBHALA, BOSTON, 1996
Etat : GOOD. Couverture souple
Vendeur Princeton Antiques Bookshop (Atlantic City, NJ, Etats-Unis)

Vendeur AbeBooks depuis 30 avril 1998

Quantité : 1

Acheter D'occasion
Prix: EUR 43,44 Autre devise
Livraison : EUR 5,06 Vers Etats-Unis Destinations, frais et délais
Ajouter au panier

A propos de cet article

PHOTOGRAPHY BY THOMAS LAIRD, BOOK IN SOFTBOUND, PAGES CLEAN. General wear and rubbed cover. Tight binding. No bookplate. Will Require Additional Postage. DATE PUBLISHED: 1996 EDITION: 192PP. N° de réf. du libraire 080030

Poser une question au libraire

Détails bibliographiques

Titre : EAST OF LO MONTHANG: IN THE LAND OF MUSTANG

Éditeur : SHAMBHALA, BOSTON

Date d'édition : 1996

Reliure : PAPER BACK BROWN

Etat du livre :GOOD.

A propos de ce titre

Synopsis :

In its heyday (1400-1600), the kingdom of Lo dominated the Kali Gandaki River trade between India and Tibet. By the 18th century, Lo had lost control over this trade and had been incorporated into the modern Kingdom of Nepal. Isolated deep in the Himalayas, Lo's hereditary Rajas retained most of their feudal powers and the area remained closed to the outside world until 1991. In the spring of 1992, author Peter Matthiessen and photographer Tom Laird travelled deep in the secret valley of Sao Kohla, tucked high in the northernmost reaches of the Himalayas. They were the first Westerners to venture there in 30 years. From the central city of Lo Monthang, known as "Mustang", Matthiessen and Laird, with an entourage of attendants and horsemen, began an expedition across arid plateaux and through narrow river chasms to reach precariously perched monasteries. They camped among nomad herdsmen who spent nights guarding their goats from predatory snow leopards. This book reveals an unknown land where peaks five miles high cast their shadows over the deepest canyon in the world and where mountain nomads spend their lives herding their flocks across desolate slopes and through desert valleys.

About the Author:

Peter Matthiessen, distinguished novelist, naturalist, journalist, and explorer, was born in New York City and has been a commercial fisherman and charterboat captain. He participated as a diver in the worldwide search for the great white shark that culminated in his book Blue Meridian and in the film Blue Water, White Death. His fiction includes Race Rock; Partisans; Raditzer; At Play in the Fields of the Lord, which was nominated for a National Book Award; and most recently Far Tortuga. His nonfiction includes The Tree Where Man Was Born, which was nominated for a National Book Award, The Snow Leopard, which won a National Book Award in 1979, and In the Spirit of Crazy Horse.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Description de la librairie

Brick and mortar store in Atlantic City. Family business for 49 years and 5 generations. Visit our Web Page at www.princetonantiques.com

Visitez la page d?accueil du vendeur

Conditions de vente :

If you have questions or would like to request an image of a book via email,
please contact us at princetn@earthlink.net or 1-800-BKFOUND or 1-800-253-6863
We have 40,000 images of old Atlantic City. Check out our website
www.princetonantiques.com NJ residents add 7% sales tax. Payment expected
within 7 days. We accept paypal (princetn@earthlink.net), Visa, MC, Amex,
Discover, check or money order. We have only a small portion of our 250,000
titles listed. Sunday is the "Lord's Day" emails sent
...

Pour plus d'information
Conditions de livraison :

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs listed is for book weighing 2 lbs or less shipped uninsured media mail. Additional postage is required for books over 2 lbs, oversized, multi-volumne, insured or shipped out of the United States. Insurance is required on all books $100 or higher. Books under $100 will be shipped uninsured unless customer requests insurance. We cannot be responsible for undelivered packages that are uninsured once it is in the hands of the post office.

Afficher le catalogue du vendeur

Modes de paiement
acceptés par le vendeur

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Chèque Mandat postal En espèce PayPal Traite bancaire