On Top of the World

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  • Paperback
  • 222 pages
  • On Top of the World
  • Luree Miller
  • English
  • 26 December 2018
  • 0898860970

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On Top of the World Describes the adventures of five Victorian women, English, American, and French, who explored Tibet.I English lady travelers Nina Mazuchelli, Annie Taylor, Isabella Bird Bishop II American mountaineer explorer Fanny Bullock Workman III French scholar adventurer Alexandra David Neel Download On Top of the World – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “On Top of the World

  1. Catherine Stickann says:

    It is a pleasure to review a book that tells the story of five women that explore the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet Three of the women are English travelers, one is an American and one is a French scholar These women were often dressed in traditional Victorian dress while climbing at 17,000 feet plus They were brave and inventive about their travels across borders and onto land no women had traversed I found most interesting, Alexandra David Neel a scholar of ...

  2. Mary says:

    Incredible explorations by women, usually traveling independently, in 19th and 20th century Some kept their fastidious European culture and dress, others entered totally into the culture Isabella Bird, later Bishop, is familiar from her Rocky Mountain explorations, but also spent years exploring in Asia Fanny Bullock Workman with her husband explored and climbed extensively, accomplishing incredible feats of endurance Alexandra David Neel was a celebrated Tibetan and Buddhist scholar, who sp Incredible explorations by women, usually traveling independently, in 19th and 20th century Some kept their fastidious European culture and dress, others entered totally into the culture Isabella Bird, later Bishop, is familiar from her Rocky Mountain explorations, but also spent years exploring in Asia Fanny Bullock Workman with her husband explored and climbed extensively, accomplishing incredible f...

  3. Karmen says:

    All the women featured in this book undertook their journeys in their 40s and later A feat unimaginable, when many did not live much longer than 40 50.Annie Taylor s story is amazing A missionary, as many of the early explorers were, she almost made it to Lhasa, Tibet, only to be turned back by soldiers She was almost on her town, accompanied only by 5 Asians two later died The Tibetan military arranged for her return to India with escort and as it took place in the winter, took over 4 mont All the women featured in this book undertook their journeys in their 40s and later A feat unimaginable, when many did not live much longer than 40 50.Annie Taylor s story is amazing A missionary, as many of the early explorers were, she almost made it to Lhasa, Tibet, only to be turned back by soldiers She was almost on her town, accompanied only by 5 Asians two later died The Tibetan military arranged for her return to India with escort and as it took place in the winter, took over 4 months Unfortunately, very little is known after her return to England, even her death.Isabella Lucy Bird is the best known of the women Member Royal Geographic Society, wrote 9 travel books, all best sellers Another religious and illness beset woman.Fanny Bullock Workman, American from New England, traveled extensively with her husband.Alexandra David Neel, Belgian French, was a lifelong student of Buddhism and Tibet She undertook to study at many of the mo...

  4. Cindelu says:

    I won this book on Goodreads.This book told the fascinating stories of 4 women who lived from the 1850 s to early 1900 s These women dared to defy societies norms and traveled extensively in the regions of China and Tibet where even few men dared to go.They climbed mountains, forded rivers, endured freezing cold and horrible heat They fought off bandits with ...

  5. Sharon Huether says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Thank you Goodreads for this wonderful book, which I won free as Goodreads first reads These five women who explored Tibet, India, China and the Himalayans were so ahead of their time, doing most of their travel and explorations in the 1800 s This was a time when most borders were open, so they could mostly move freely Some of the women had husbands that accompanied them and provided financial support Most of these ladies were very educated speaking several languages They were smart to rec Thank you Goodreads for this wonderful book, which I won free as Goodreads first reads These five women who explored Tibet, India, China and the Himalayans were so ahead of their time, doing most of their travel ...

  6. Lori says:

    Great collection of the adventures of female explorers Although each woman had their own unique experiences an entourage of servants, a bicycle, mastery of the Tibetan language , it took a great amount of courage and fortitude to travel through ...

  7. K. says:

    Inspiration for travels Thumbnail biographies of the great wild nineteenth century women travelers Nina Mazuchelli, Annie Taylor, Isabella Bird Bishop, Fanny Bullock Workman, and Alexandra David Neel I think possibly Caryl Churchill created Top Girls after reading this.

  8. Sandra says:

    The book was a little too scholarly to make for enjoyable reading But learning about five extraordinary women 100 to 150 years ago trekking for months through snow covered mountain passes was amazing.

  9. Mary says:

    Wow climbing mountains in a corset and dress Oh wait, she s strapped to a chair on the back of a sherpa This book is a super interesting look at some daring women in the early 1800 s who managed to mostly buck convention and travel the mysterious east.

  10. Melissa B says:

    I received this book through GoodReads First Reads.A true history lover s book I learned much from this book These women were pioneers, way ahead of their time Truly remarkable women proving that they could do what only men in that era did.