Himalaya

Himalaya

by Michael Palin
     
 

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Michael Palin's travel books have repeatedly topped the bestseller lists. In this book he is back at his adventurous best tie-ing in with a major BBC TV series. The book/series will travel through many countries little known to the West, providing opportunities for Palinesque adventures to please the large and loyal audience who followed 80 Days, Pole to Pole

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Michael Palin's travel books have repeatedly topped the bestseller lists. In this book he is back at his adventurous best tie-ing in with a major BBC TV series. The book/series will travel through many countries little known to the West, providing opportunities for Palinesque adventures to please the large and loyal audience who followed 80 Days, Pole to Pole and Full Circle.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Witty and entertaining."

--The New York Times on Full Circle

"Charming and often hilarious."

New York Daily News on Full Circle

"Ever affable and eclectic, Palin disarms and delights. He has an unerring eye for the bizarre. His book is sheer escapism, pure entertainment, and I love it."

— Sunday Times (London) on Sahara

Library Journal
Four months, seven countries, and more than 2000 miles: Palin and his BBC film crew took a zigzag trip along the top of the world, the Himalayas, in 2004. Palin began in the west at the Khyber Pass on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border and ended at the mouth of the Ganges River in Bangladesh. He deftly interweaves the historical (the legacy of the British Empire is strong) with the contemporary (refugees in Peshawar, Tibet-in-exile, the effect of tourism in Nepal). He doesn't neglect the spectacular terrain: climbing Annapurna, traversing the high plains in China, riding an elephant bareback through the jungle in Assam. At the same time, he has an audience with the Dalai Lama (who has seen him on TV), he milks yaks in Tibet, meets headhunters in Assam, and watches a Hindu cremation. Palin's narration is expert, but it is unfortunate that this program (which itself is a version of a filmed travelog) does not have a map so that the listener can trace the itinerary. A great choice for armchair travelers!-Nann Blaine Hilyard, Zion-Benton P.L., IL Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312341626
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/17/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 10.75(h) x 1.01(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Palin is one of the most popular comic figures of our time. His exploits with the Monty Python team and in subsequent films such as A Fish Called Wanda are now the stuff of legend. It is as the adventurous traveler of his major television series however that he has acquired a vast and loyal following.

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