Himalaya (Our World in Color), The

Magnus Barlett
The Himalaya -- the abode of snow -- is the world's mightiest mountain range, stretching across a vast area of Asia between Assam in the east and Ladakh in the west. These mountains have been the abode of the gods the sanctuary of ascetics, the cool retreats of the Mughals and British, and are where great rivers such as the Indus and the Bramaputra have their source. This pictorial essay describes the great variety of peoples, cultures and religions, and records the breathtaking scenes of peaks, valleys and passes that make up an extraordinary region.

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