Himalaya.HIMALAYA. Michael Palin Michael Edward Palin, CBE (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries. . 2004/2005. Read by the author. 9 cds. 11.5 hrs. BBC BBC
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This is an account of an ambitious trek across the world's highest mountain range and through some of the most remote and politically volatile places on the planet. Palin, the leader of this intrepid expedition, offers a diary of the four-month trip that includes altitudes as high as a dizzying 18,000 feet, meeting all kinds of amazing people, and noting with sadness seeing people in remote places heavily armed because they must defend themselves in a politically unstable situation. We meet the embattled King of Nepal, and learn about the sharp curve in the Himalayas that causes the Yangtze River Yangtze River
Chinese Chang Jiang or Ch'ang Chiang
River, China. Rising in the Tanggula Mountains in west-central China, it flows southeast before turning northeast and then generally east across south-central and east-central China to the East China to flow through China rather than out to the Gulf of Tonkin The Gulf of Tonkin, in Vietnamese: Vịnh Bắc Bộ or in Chinese: Beibu Wan is an arm of the South China Sea. Covering an area of 126,250 km², the gulf borders Vietnam on the northwest, west and southwest. , thus apparently making possible Chinese civilization. All this is set against legendary, breathtaking beauty.
Palin reads his own book, as a BBC narrator NARRATOR. A pleader who draws narrs serviens narrator, a sergeant at law. Fleta, 1. 2, c. 37. Obsolete. , and his voice is professional, reflecting the many emotions evoked on this unforgettable trip. Anyone interested in travel, adventure and excitement will love this. Susan Offner, Teacher, Lexington HS, Lexington, MA