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The ants" gold

the discovery of the Greek El Dorado in the Himalayas

by Michel Peissel

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Published by Harvill Press, Distributed by W. Collins in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ladākh (India)
    • Subjects:
    • Peissel, Michel, 1937- -- Travel -- India -- Ladākh,
    • Minaro (Indic people),
    • Ladākh (India) -- Description and travel

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementMichel Peissel.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS485.L2 P45 1984
      The Physical Object
      Pagination180 p., [4] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages180
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2958448M
      ISBN 100002725142
      LC Control Number84201848

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