Title:On Top of the World: Five Women Explorers in Tibet
Publisher:The Mountaineers Books
Remarks:B&W Photographs, Notes, Bibliography and Index.
Size:138 x 216 mm
In the late 1800s, when women were bound by both cumbersome clothing and strict Victorian morals, a small band of astonishing women explorers burst forth to claim the adventurous life. What drew the five profiled in this book - three British, one American and one French-was Tibet, then the ultimate in exploration. It is about Nina Mazuchelli, Annie Taylor, Isabella Bird, Fanny Bullock Workman and Alexandra David-Neel.