Alain Cheneviere The Himalayas

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The Himalayas

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One of a series of four titles by this internationally acclaimed photographer. We feel that these are among the most beautiful travel books we have seen. In addition to his gifts as a photographer Chenevire has advanced university degrees in ancient and modern languages. This training has allowed him to enter into the spirit of different cultures and adds a depth of understanding to his written commentaries that accompany the photographs.It is an almost overwhelming task to try to convey in words the unique majesty of the Himalayas. No traveler who has confronted these awe-inspiring mountains can ever forget them. Considered the dwelling place of the Gods of the Hindu pantheon and retreat for Buddhism's bodhisattvas and lamas, this gigantic mountain chain is also home to an astonishing variety of people and Civilizations. The Himalayas are at the juncture of three of the world's major religions, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, and ethnic and religious differences can sometimes emerge in stark relief and erupt in violent clashes. Yet they also shelter remote cultures whose horizons are bounded by the vast precipices that surround them and whose way of life is little known or understood by the outside world. It is the author's hope to offer a revealing portrait of the Himalayas, that will unveil the mystery in which their inaccessibility has cloaked them. Taking the reader on a journey of over 1,700 miles from Afghanistan through India, Tibet, China and remote mountain kingdoms, his passion for this most extreme of places is captured in photography of incomparable beauty.

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