☆ Through a Land of Extremes: The Littledales of Central Asia || ↠ PDF Read by ↠ Elizabeth Clinch Nicholas Clinch
Feb 21, 2019 - 20:56 PM By Elizabeth Clinch Nicholas Clinch

Teresa and St George Littledale were an unlikely British couple who explored Central Asia in the 1890s with their fox terrier The Littledale s were very well known in their time for their extensive travels and exceptional adventures but have been almost completely forgotten this is the first book about their fascinating story St George Littledale received the P Teresa and St George Littledale were an unlikely British couple who explored Central Asia in the 1890s with their fox terrier The Littledale s were very well known in their time for their extensive travels and exceptional adventures but have been almost completely forgotten this is the first book about their fascinating story St George Littledale received the Patron s Medal from the Royal Geographical Society but Teresa was overlooked For thirty years, St George Littledale and his wife Teresa mounted expeditions in North America and Asia Through a Land of Extremes gives a taste for a bygone time of travel into uncharted, unknown territory, when adventurers lived by a combination of wit, charm, and luck Of independent means, the Littledales began in the American Rockies, Yellowstone, and Alaska These trips were followed by expeditions in the late 1880s in the Caucasus, the Pamirs, Russian Central Asia, and Mongolia Their greatest exploit was a 14 month journey to Tibet in 1895 They were attempting to reach the Forbidden City of Lhasa, the great unmet goal of Central Asian explorers In order to minimize their chances of being discovered before they neared their goal, St George selected a route across the desolate, uninhabited Tibetan Plateau At a 19,000 foot pass, they were finally blocked by 150 armed Tibetans The Tibetans allowed them to continue over the pass to a suitable stopping place The Littledales had come within 49 miles of Lhasa, closer than any other foreigners since 1846 This title is part of our LEGENDS AND LORE series Click here to learn .
  • Title: Through a Land of Extremes: The Littledales of Central Asia
  • Author: Elizabeth Clinch Nicholas Clinch
  • ISBN: 9781594855146
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Paperback

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Bruce Hesselbach Feb 21, 2019 - 20:56 PM
There are some great explorers who wrote wonderful books, and others equally great who for one reason or other left no book behind. St. George Littledale and his intrepid wife Teresa belong to the latter group. St. George was a sportsman who loved the adventure of traveling to inaccessible places to hunt, and his wife simply enjoyed the adventure of travel. Early in his career, St. George realized that he would be welcomed in more places if he did not publicize his travels. Additionally, he was [...]
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Jennifer Feb 21, 2019 - 20:56 PM
I just now finished reading this, a book I happened upon quite randomly at the library. The authors are, as far as I can tell, amateur historian-biographers and they did huge and impressive amounts of research to write this book about Teresa and St. George Littledale and their extremely impressive and grueling adventures exploring Central Asia at the end of the 19th century. Lots and lots of detail, including occasionally excessive details like how many beast of burden they "lost" on a daily bas [...]
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Nashafitter Feb 21, 2019 - 20:56 PM
I stumbled upon this book in a little bookstore. While the authors are total amateur biographers, this was an exciting book to read. First, it was interesting that the authors themselves had dedicated so much of their life to researching and uncovering the adventures of two Victorian travelers. And then, it was absolutely fun reading how these two nondescript people traveled through India, China, Central Asia, Tibet, on foot during the reign of the British Empire. I learned a lot about the polit [...]
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Peter Feb 21, 2019 - 20:56 PM
this is an impressively researched book, continuously gathering momentum and full of impeccable details on expedition and ordinary life in Central Asia before European influence. Definitely worth the difficult read.
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Through a Land of Extremes: The Littledales of Central Asia By Elizabeth Clinch Nicholas Clinch Teresa and St George Littledale were an unlikely British couple who explored Central Asia in the 1890s with their fox terrier The Littledale s were very well known in their time for their extensive travels and exceptional adventures but have been almost completely forgotten this is the first book about their fascinating story St George Littledale received the P Teresa and St George Littledale were an unlikely British couple who explored Central Asia in the 1890s with their fox terrier The Littledale s were very well known in their time for their extensive travels and exceptional adventures but have been almost completely forgotten this is the first book about their fascinating story St George Littledale received the Patron s Medal from the Royal Geographical Society but Teresa was overlooked For thirty years, St George Littledale and his wife Teresa mounted expeditions in North America and Asia Through a Land of Extremes gives a taste for a bygone time of travel into uncharted, unknown territory, when adventurers lived by a combination of wit, charm, and luck Of independent means, the Littledales began in the American Rockies, Yellowstone, and Alaska These trips were followed by expeditions in the late 1880s in the Caucasus, the Pamirs, Russian Central Asia, and Mongolia Their greatest exploit was a 14 month journey to Tibet in 1895 They were attempting to reach the Forbidden City of Lhasa, the great unmet goal of Central Asian explorers In order to minimize their chances of being discovered before they neared their goal, St George selected a route across the desolate, uninhabited Tibetan Plateau At a 19,000 foot pass, they were finally blocked by 150 armed Tibetans The Tibetans allowed them to continue over the pass to a suitable stopping place The Littledales had come within 49 miles of Lhasa, closer than any other foreigners since 1846 This title is part of our LEGENDS AND LORE series Click here to learn .

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