Alexandra David-Neel: Explorer at the Roof of the World

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Infobase Publishing, 2004
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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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Contents

Silent Calls
8
The Universal Law
18
On the Threshold of Nirvana
28
Affairs of the Heart and Soul
36
Of Gomchens and Snow Leopards
50
Wind Song
60
The Gods and Alexandra
66
Stranger in Her Own Land
80
Chronology
96
Notes
100
Bibliography
104
Further Reading
106
Index
107
Picture Credits
119
Contributors
120
Copyright

Together Again
90

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