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A mountain in Tibet the search for Mount Kailas and the sources of the great rivers of India by Allen, Charles

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Published by Deutsch in London .
Written in English



  • Tibet (China),
  • Kailas Mountain (China),
  • China,
  • Kailas Mountain.


  • Allen, Charles, 1940- -- Travel -- China -- Tibet,
  • Mountaineering -- China -- Kailas Mountain,
  • Tibet (China) -- Description and travel,
  • Kailas Mountain (China) -- Description and travel

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementCharles Allen.
LC ClassificationsDS786 .A67 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination255 p. :
Number of Pages255
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3119761M
ISBN 100233972811
LC Control Number82229891

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