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Peissel, Michel 1937-2011

Overview
Works: 98 works in 427 publications in 9 languages and 7,951 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Encyclopedias  History  Pictorial works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Director, Commentator, Film editor, Photographer
Classifications: DS786, 917.26
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Most widely held works by Michel Peissel
The lost world of Quintana Roo by Michel Peissel( Book )

46 editions published between 1963 and 1981 in 5 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventurous quest for Mayan ruins on the coast of Yucatan
Mustang, the forbidden kingdom : exploring a lost Himalayan land by Michel Peissel( Book )

41 editions published between 1967 and 1988 in 6 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts a French explorer's visit to the remote Himalayan kingdom of Mustang in 1964
Tibet : the secret continent by Michel Peissel( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and French and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the spiritual aspects of Tibetan life, the country's history, and such topics as the Chinese takeover, the region's unique natural life, and the persistence of Tibetan culture in Bhutan, Ladakh, and other neighboring areas
The last barbarians : the discovery of the source of the Mekong in Tibet by Michel Peissel( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author tells of discovering the source of the Mekong River and accurately charting its origins, "finding a living fossil, the Riwoche horse," and studying the "fiercely independent nomadic tribes, who are known to the Chinese as 'the last barbarians.'"--Jacket
The great Himalayan passage : the story of an extraordinary adventure on the roof of the world by Michel Peissel( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret war in Tibet by Michel Peissel( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dangerous reptilian creatures by Missy Allen( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces dangerous reptiles found in the world, from the black mamba to the tiger snake
Dangerous water creatures by Missy Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines twenty-four dangerous animals found in the oceans, rivers, and lakes of the world, from the Arctic jellyfish to the weeverfish
Dangerous natural phenomena by Missy Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a brief description of twenty-five natural phenomena (drought, dust devil, el nino, mud slide, storm surge, lightning, monsoon, etc.), possible damage each may cause, different forms of prevention, and survival instructions
Tiger for breakfast; the story of Boris of Kathmandu by Michel Peissel( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Boris of Kathmandu - adventurer, big game hunter, and host of Nepal's famous Royal Hotel
Dangerous insects by Missy Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines twenty-five dangerous insects from around the world
Dangerous plants and mushrooms by Missy Allen( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes twenty-four dangerous mushrooms and other plants, from aconite to water hemlock
Dangerous mammals by Missy Allen( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines 24 dangerous mammals found around the world, from the African elephant to the wolf
Tibetan pilgrimage : architecture of the sacred land by Michel Peissel( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lords and lamas : a solitary expedition across the secret Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan by Michel Peissel( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavaliers of Kham : the secret war in Tibet by Michel Peissel( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dangerous flora by Missy Allen( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in Undetermined and English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines twenty-four dangerous plants found in the world, from the agave to the snow-on-the-mountain
Dangerous sports by Missy Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a brief description of twenty-five dangerous sports from bungee jumping to skydiving, including specific instances of injury and methods of prevention
Mustang: a lost Tibetan kingdom by Michel Peissel( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dangerous professions by Missy Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a brief description of twenty-four dangerous professions, their hazardous characteristics, and safety precautions
 
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The last barbarians : the discovery of the source of the Mekong in Tibet
Alternative Names
Michel Peissel Ethnologist, author and adventurer

Michel Peissel ethnologue, explorateur, tibétologue, réalisateur et écrivain français

Michel Peissel Frans auteur

Michel Peissel französischer Ethnologe

Peissel, Micael 1937-

Peissel, Michel

Peissel, Michel Georges François 1937-2011

Pessel', Mišel'.

Pessel', Mishel'

Pesselʹ, Mishelʹ 1937-2011

Пессель, Мишель

Languages
English (119)

Spanish (37)

French (35)

German (22)

Swedish (2)

Italian (1)

Russian (1)

Catalan (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The last barbarians : the discovery of the source of the Mekong in TibetDangerous water creaturesDangerous natural phenomenaTibetan pilgrimage : architecture of the sacred landMustang: a lost Tibetan kingdomTibet : the secret continent