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Vanished Kingdoms: A Woman Explorer in Tibet, China, and Mongolia 1921-1925 by Janet Wulsin, Mabel Cabot, Rubie Watson, Frederick Wulsin
Publisher : Aperture
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Part photographic catalogue and part historical travelogue, this book presents the life of Janet Elliott Wulsin (1894-1963), who went where very few women of her society had ever gone before. In 1923, she and her husband, Frederick, set out, under the auspices of the National Geographic Society, to explore China, Mongolia and Tibet with 28 camels, six hors...


Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer, Dalai Lama
Publisher : J. P. Tarcher
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Originally published in 1953, this adventure classic recounts Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer's 1943 escape from a British internment camp in India, his daring trek across the Himalayas, and his happy sojourn in Tibet, then, as now, a remote land little visited by foreigners. Warmly welcomed, he eventually became tutor to the Dalai Lama, teenaged god-king of the ...


Lonely Planet Tibet (Tibet, 5th Ed) by Bradley Mayhew, Monique Choy, J. Bellezza, Tony Wheeler
Publisher : Lonely Planet
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From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there, chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks ...


Path to Buddha, The by Steve McCurry
Publisher : Phaidon Press Inc.
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Tibet suffered extreme political turmoil during the latter 20th century. Occupied in 1950, Red Guards destroyed thousands of official buildings and holy places during the Cultural Revolution and religious freedom and traditional education is still severely under threat. Due to the strength of the Tibetan's faith in Buddha and the Dalai Lama and against the odds ...


From Heaven Lake : Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet by Vikram Seth
Publisher : Vintage
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The author describes his travels in China and recounts his candid conversations with ordinary Chinese people.

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WAY OF WHITE CLOUDS by Lama Anagarika Govinda
Publisher : Random House, Inc.
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Trekking in Tibet: A Traveler's Guide, Second Edition by Gary McCue, Gary McCue
Publisher : Mountaineers Books
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This is the only trekking guidebook that focuses exclusively on Tibet. It features a 16-page color photo insert, 65 b&w photos, and 15 maps.

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In Tibet 2004 Calendar by Amber Lotus Publishing
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Steve McCurry, internationally acclaimed photographer, has won many of photography’s major awards starting with the Robert Capa Gold Medal for his coverage of the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. His images have graced the covers and pages of the world’s most respected magazines, and are on display at museums around the world. His most recent b...


Tibet: The Secret Continent by Michel Peissel
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
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Who better to take readers on a journey through Tibet than someone who has led 26 expeditions into its vast expanses and even dreams in Tibetan? Peissel is an experienced explorer with a passion for Tibet and the Himalayas, and this book is the culmination of four decades of enthrallment. A land divvied up by India, China, Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistan, Tibet...


Courting the Diamond Sow : Kayaking Tibet's Forbidden Tsangpo River by Wickliffe W. Walker
Publisher : National Geographic
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The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH, September 24, 2000
Perhaps most appealing,...Walker's book is imbued with the excitement and wonder of discovery in a wild, exotic landscape. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Travelers' Tales Tibet: True Stories (Travelers Tales) by James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger, Kim Morris
Publisher : Travelers' Tales Inc
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Travelers' Tales Tibet is a collection of riveting tales from one of the most controversial and fascinating regions of the earth. Travel with world-renowned writers to this mythic land and enjoy a feast cooked by blowtorch on a high mountain pass, witness an ancient sky burial, rebuild an ancient monastery, make the pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash, work as an extra on...


Tibet : The Roof of The World Between Past and Present by Maria Antonia Sironi Diemberger
Publisher : Shambhala
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In a coffee-table book that will likely take up half the table, Maria Sironi Diemberger gathers some of the most fabulous photographs of Tibet into an encyclopedic collection. Unlike many books of this kind, the text accompanying the illustrations is more than just explanatory filler. Geologist and humanitarian Sironi Diemberger is intimate with her subject. The openi...


Among the Tibetans by Isabella Bird, Isabella Bird Bishop
Publisher : The Long Riders' Guild Press
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Isabella Lucy Bird (Mrs. Bishop) was born in 1831. She won fame in her own time as surely the most remarkable woman traveller of the nineteenth century. She published nine books about her travels, and her writing is guaranteed to produce a thirst for adventure and travel. She died in Edinburgh in 1904. Among her books are Korea and Her Neighbours and S...


The Tibet Guide: Central and Western Tibet by Stephen Batchelor
Publisher : Wisdom Publications
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The Forbidden Kingdom . . . Shangri-la . . . the Land of Snows . . . Tibet is here revealed in all its beauty, magic, and mystery. This award-winning book, now revised and updated, contains an illustrated iconographical guide, a phrase book, and a glossary of terms. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs, maps, monastery floor plans, and rare photos of historic place...


Below Another Sky: A Mountain Adventure in Search of a Lost Father by Rick Ridgeway
Publisher : Henry Holt & Company, Inc.
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On October 13, 1980, alpinists Rick Ridgeway and Yvon Chouinard, in company with National Geographic photographer Jonathan Wright, were struggling up the slopes of the little-explored Tibetan mountain Minya Konka when an avalanche swallowed them. Wright, only 28 years old, died. As he did, Ridgeway writes, "something left him. I saw it." The survivors buried Wright in...


Footprint Tibet Handbook : The Travel Guide by Gyurme Dorje, Dalai Lama
Publisher : Footprint
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Travelers to the Himalayan region will appreciate this complete overview which focuses on Tibet, the cultural heart of Inner Asia, as well as Nepal and Bhutan, where the cultures of the Tibetan world and the Indian subcontinent converge. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Journey Across Tibet: A Young Woman's Trek Across the Rooftop of the World by Sorrel Wilby, Dalai Lama, The Dalai Lama
Publisher : Seal Press
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In this inspiring story by a woman "who has few equals, on the trail or on the printed page" (National Geographic), Sorrel Wilby hikes 1,900 miles across Tibet alone. When she befriends some Tibetan nomads, her trek quickly evolves from a daredevil adventure to a journey of self-discovery and personal revelation.

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Insight Pocket Guide Tibet: Lhasa-Kathmandu by Steve Van Beak, Insight Guides, Steve Van Beek
Publisher : Insight Guides
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Magic and Mystery in Tibet. by Alexandra David-Neel
Publisher : Viking Press
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Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)

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The Seven Sisters of India: Tribal Worlds Between Tibet and Burma by Peter Van Ham, Aglaja Stirn, Peter Van Ham
Publisher : Prestel USA
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From Library Journal
A beautifully illustrated book, India Through the Lens accompanies an exhibition at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC. Essays by Vidya Dehejia, John Falconer, David Harris, Jane Ricketts, Gary D. Sampson, Charles Allen, and Michael Gray introduce chapters that focus on the work of particular photographers or genres. Included are the work of nat...


Himalayan Odyssey by David Samuel Robbins, Pico Iyer
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Martin Scorsese, comments from the dust jacket
"...This is a collection of unique images that expands our perceptions of the world."

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Nelles Himalaya Map by Nelles
Publisher : Nelles Maps
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Text: English, German, French (translation) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Mapping the Tibetan World by Atsushi Kanamaru, Yukiyasu Osada, Kotan Publishing
Publisher : Kotan Publishing
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Although this book has about 300 very detailed maps everything from a map of Potala Palace to downtown Cheng-du it is essentially a travel guide rather than a history of mapping the Tibetan region, as the title may suggest. In the first chapter, the authors, all experienced travelers captivated by Tibet, are admirably forthright about the drawbacks of travel...


Among Warriors : A Woman Martial Artist in Tibet by Pamela Logan
Publisher : Vintage
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Chasing elusive chimeras is familiar territory for many exotic travel books. Take Pamela Logan: an overeducated, third-degree karate black belt who landed a grant to crisscross China and Tibet in search of a route into the forbidden province of Kham. In that stony, mountainous terrain live the Khampa, horsemen renowned for bitter guerrilla battles against the Chinese ...


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