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Among the Tibetans  By Isabella Bird
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1894 Isabella Lucy Bird's account of her journey by horse (and yak!) into the Himalayan kingdoms of Ladakh and Tibet. The original text, first published in 1894, with biographical notes, illustrated... More > with period photos and maps of Ladakh and Tibet. A fascinating cross-cultural voyage of exploration. An astonishing Victorian travelogue.< Less
Among the Tibetans (Illustrated) By Isabella L. Bird
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Isabella Lucy Bird (October 15, 1831 - October 7, 1904) was a nineteenth-century English traveller and writer. She travelled to Canada, Scotland, Australia, and Hawaii. She studied medicine and... More > resolved to travel as a missionary. She visited missions in India, Persia, Kurdistan and Turkey. Her final journey was to China and Korea. Many of her works are compiled from letters she wrote home to her sister in Scotland. Among her books are: The Hawaiian Archipelago (1875), Unbeaten Tracks in Japan (1880), A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains (1879) and Among the Tibetans (1894).< Less
Among the Tibetans By Isabella L. Bird
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Isabella L. Bird, was born in Boroughbridge in 1831 .She was an English traveller, writer and natural historian. She was travelling in the Far East alone at a time when such endeavours were risky and... More > dangerous even for men and large, better equipped parties. In "Among the Tibetans", Bird describes her tour through Tibet with her usual keen eye: From descriptions of the landscape and flora to the manners, customs and religion of the local people we get a fascinating account of a world long past.< Less
Among the Tibetans By Isabella L. Bird
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"There never was anybody," wrote the Spectator, "who had adventures as well as Miss Bird." In Among the Tibetans you can see why, as Isabella Lucy Bird writes of her journey... More > through the Himalayas on horseback and of her four months of living with "the pleasantest of people." She offers evocative and colourful descriptions of Tibetan rituals and culture, along with vivid descriptions of its villages, monasteries, temples and palaces.< Less
Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan : Volume II (Illustrated) By Isabella L. Bird
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“As these volumes are simply travels in Persia and Eastern Asia Minor, and are not a book on either country, the references to such subjects as were not within the sphere of my observation are... More > brief and incidental. The administration of government, the religious and legal systems, the tenure of land, and the mode of taxation are dismissed in a few lines, and social customs are only described when I came in contact with them. The Ilyats, or nomadic tribes, form a very remarkable element of the population of Persia, but I have only noticed two of their divisions—the Bakhtiari and Feili Lurs. The antiquities of Persia are also passed over with hardly a remark, as well as many other subjects, which have been "threshed out" by previous writers with more or less of accuracy.”< Less
Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan : Volume I (Illustrated) By Isabella L. Bird
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“As these volumes are simply travels in Persia and Eastern Asia Minor, and are not a book on either country, the references to such subjects as were not within the sphere of my observation are... More > brief and incidental. The administration of government, the religious and legal systems, the tenure of land, and the mode of taxation are dismissed in a few lines, and social customs are only described when I came in contact with them. The Ilyats, or nomadic tribes, form a very remarkable element of the population of Persia, but I have only noticed two of their divisions—the Bakhtiari and Feili Lurs. The antiquities of Persia are also passed over with hardly a remark, as well as many other subjects, which have been "threshed out" by previous writers with more or less of accuracy.”< Less
Among the Tibetans By Isabella L. Bird
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Among the Tibetans written by Isabella L. Bird. Published by DOVER PUBLICATIONS, INC. Isabella Lucy Bird was a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, and a natural historian.
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains By Isabella L. Bird
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A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird. This ebook contains letters that the author wrote to her sister during a six month journey through the Colorado Rockies in 1873. The daughter... More > of a clergyman, Isabella travelled alone and mostly of the time she was on horseback. She is a well educated woman who falls through ice, herds cattle and gets lost in snow storms, among many other adventures.< Less
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains By Isabella L. Bird
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Dressed practically and riding not sidesaddle but frontwards like a man (though she threatened to sue the Times for saying she dressed like one), she covered over 800 miles in the Rocky Mountains in... More > 1873. Her letters to her sister, first printed in the magazine Leisure Hour, comprised her fourth and perhaps most famous book, A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains. Bird's time in the Rockies was enlivened especially by her acquaintance with Jim Nugent, "Rocky Mountain Jim", a textbook outlaw with one eye and an affinity for violence and poetry. "A man any woman might love but no sane woman would marry," Bird declared in a section excised from her letters before their publication. Nugent also seemed captivated by the independent-minded Bird, but she ultimately left the Rockies and her "dear desperado." Nugent was shot dead less than a year later.< Less
Among the Tibetans By Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy) Bird
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Isabella Lucy Bird, married name Bishop FRGS (15 October 1831... More > – 7 October 1904), was a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, photographer and naturalist. With Fanny Jane Butler she founded the John Bishop Memorial hospital in Srinagar. She was the first woman to be elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.Bird was born on 15 October 1831 at Boroughbridge Hall, Yorkshire, the home of her maternal grandmother. Her parents were Rev Edward Bird BA (1794-1858) and his second wife, Dora Lawson (1803-1866). Boroughbridge was her father's first curacy after taking orders in 1830, and it was here he met Dora.Bird moved several times during her childhood. In 1832, Reverend Bird was appointed curate in Maidenhead, where Isabella's brother Edward was born and died in his first year. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_Bird< Less