White Mountain: A Cultural Adventure Through the Himalayas by Robert Twigger

White Mountain: A Cultural Adventure Through the Himalayas

Home to mythical kingdoms, wars and expeditions, and strange and magical beasts, the Himalayas have always loomed tall in our imagination.  These mountains, home to Buddhists, Bonpos, Jains, Muslims, Hindus, shamans and animists, to name only a few, are a place of pilgrimage and dreams, revelation and war, massacre and invasion, but also peace and unutterable calm. They ar...

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  • Prachiti Talathi Gandhi
    White Mountain - Real and Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas.. the title sound interesting. I picked up the book because of this title. The book is quite a door stopper size. Starts with Ancient history of the Himalayas and tribes there. It discusses about some beliefs and rituals in those tribes. I...
  • Ulrika Eriksson
    There are a lot of small goodies in this book in which Twigger is mapping how people through the ages have tried, or not tried, to conquer these mountains, by many regarded as holy or magic. Intertwined is the history of the area and beautiful and poetic reflections: “one purpose of life is to ...
  • Tfalcone
    Thank You Net Galley for the free ARC. The Himalayas have always had a mythical quality for me and I imagine for many others. This book does a great job of bringing you the history, the mythology, the influence of religions and the science of life at altitude. Historically speaking, the influence of...
  • Rachel
    Awesome, beautiful read! But definitely read Into Thin Air and 7 Years in Tibet first, and be familiar with Himalayan geography. The book is very contextual and expects a baseline of knowledge haha. ...
  • Kirsty
    I came across a copy of Robert Twigger's White Mountain: Real and Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas whilst browsing for books to take on holiday. I hadn't heard of it before, but was very much intrigued by the title and blurb. I love travelogues and travel literature, and imagined that this would b...
  • Sharon Watkins
    There were parts of this book that I found interesting and absorbing, but although I am fascinated by all things Himalayan, there was also a lot in this volume that felt flat. And I could never get a handle on the author's narrative organizing principles. 3 1/2 stars...
  • Dale
    A land of mystery explored!My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my review copy of this book. You ladies rock!The mountains of the Himalayas are steeped in mystery and legends. This is the home of fabled Tibet, the jumping off point for many color...
  • Angela Seewald
    This book was......perplexing. ...
  • WaterstonesBirmingham
    I like to travel, and when I travel I like to read something that has the essence of where I'm going in it. On a recent trip to Nepal, and the Annapurna mountains specifically, I was struggling to decide what to take along. Should I read some classic adventure fiction? A guide to being the best Budd...

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