Alexandra David-Neel: Explorer at the Roof of the World
Infobase Publishing, 2004
Women Explorers chronicles the lives of six intrepid women whose hunger for adventure and knowledge compelled them on paths of discovery around the world. Their discoveries not only brought stores of information on topics ranging from ancient dinosaur fossils to life in Tibet, but also challenged the established roles of women in their fields. From the age of five, Alexandra David-Neel longed for adventure and freedom from the societal expectations of women in nineteenth-century Europe. She traveled to Asia where she learned about Eastern religions and cultures and became the first non-Asian woman to enter the forbidden Tibetan city of Lhasa.
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