ANDREW CROWE has written 40 books, most of them about the natural world. 'This book began with a simple question,' he explains. 'How does a young person nowadays explore spiritual values in an open-minded way? 'Core spiritual values, I felt, must go beyond cultural differences and beliefs. They must be universal. In 2002u03, Andrew Crowe travelled to North India and Tibet, interviewing the Dalai Lama for this book, photographing and researching the Tibetan archives, getting to know the people, scenery, architecture, customs and religion of Tibet.