National Library of Australia

Enjoy a CovidSafe visit to the National Library. Read more...

<< Previous record  /  Next record >>
Record 2 of 5
You must be logged in to Tag Records
The Siege of Shangri-La : the quest for Tibet's sacred hidden paradise / Michael McRae
Bib ID 668398
Format BookBook
Author
McRae, Michael J
 
Online Versions
Related Online
Resources
Description New York : Broadway Books, 2002 
229 p. : ill. , maps. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0767904850
Summary

"At the far eastern end of the Himalayas in Tibet lies the Tsangpo River Gorge, known as "the great romance of geography" during the nineteenth century's golden age of exploration. Here the mighty Tsangpo funnels into an impenetrable canyon three miles deep, walled off from the outside world by twenty-five-thousand-foot peaks. Like the earthly paradise of Shangri-La immortalized in James Hilton's classic 1933 novel Lost Horizon, the Tsangpo Gorge is a refuge revered for centuries by Tibetan Buddhists - and later in the Western imagination - as a sanctuary in times of strife as well as a gateway to nirvana."

"The Siege of Shangri-La tells the story of this fabled land's exploration as both a geographical and a spiritual destination - and chronicles the discovery at the end of the millennium of the truth behind the myths and rumors about it. Veteran journalist Michael McRae traces the gorge's exploratory history from the clandestine missions of surveyor-spies called pundits and the horticultural expeditions of naturalists in the early twentieth century to the recent investigations of scholars, adventurers, and pilgrims seeking the gorge's physical and metaphysical nucleus: the "Hidden Falls" of the Tsangpo."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Description and travel.  |  Brahmaputra River -- Description and travel.
Also Titled

Quest for Tibet's sacred hidden paradise

Online

In the Library

Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

Details Collect From
YY 951.5 M174 Main Reading Room

Order a copy

- Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
close Can I borrow items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close What can I get online?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.