Book Finder
    
 
> History > Asia History > Bhutan History
 

Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan
Jamie Zeppa
157322815X
May 2000
Paperback
·
 
Book Review
As a teacher of English literature, Jamie Zeppa would understand how the story of her journey into Bhutan could be fit into the convenient box of "coming-of-age romance," a romance with a landscape, a people, a religion, and a dark, irresistible student. An innocent, young Catholic woman from a Canadian mining town who had "never been anywhere," Zeppa signed up for a two-year stint teaching in a remote corner of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Despite the initial shock of material privation and such minor inconveniences as giardia, boils, and leeches, Zeppa felt herself growing into the vast spaces of simplicity that opened up beyond the clutter of modern life. Alongside her burgeoning enchantment, a parallel realization that all was not right in Shangri-La arose, especially after her transfer to a college campus charged...


Bhutan
John Berthold
086171282X
Oct 2005
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
In Bhutan, progress is measured in terms of "Gross National Happiness" and Thimphu, the capital city, has no traffic lights. This mesmerizing book captures the beauties of this remote kingdom, the only independent country to support Buddhism as the official state religion. Readers are transported to ancient fortresses and temples, colorful festivals, and religious ceremonies, as well as to isolated communities along the roof of the world. Featuring photographs taken over the course of three years, the book guides readers through areas normally off-limits to Western visitors, and encompasses a wide range of landscape, portrait, and editorial photographs.


Bhutan
Ramesh C. Dogra
1851091289
February 1991
Library Binding
·
 


Unbecoming Citizens: Culture, Nationhood, and the Flight of Refugees from Bhutan
Michael Hutt
0195670604
August 2005
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
During the early 1990s, about 95,000 people arrived in eastern Nepal. They claimed to have come from Bhutan, and they alleged that they had been forced out of their homelands by the Bhutanese government. Very few believed them, and even now, not a single one of these refugees has returned to
Bhutan. This book explains who these people are and why they left Bhutan. It also examines the broader implications of their story for a world awash with refugees.


Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives
Richard Grimmett, et al
0691049106
November 8, 1999
Paperback
·
 
Book Description

From the snowcapped Himalayas and the Indus valley, to the Ganges delta and the Sri Lankan forests, the Indian subcontinent is home to 13% of the world's species of birds and thousands of birders and ecotourists flock to the area every year. This field guide will be indispensable to those who wish to find and identify the many species of avifauna of the Indian subcontinent and environs.

Featuring more than 150 color plates by eminent bird illustrators from Europe and India, it depicts all the known species in the region, ranging from the Himalayan Snowcock in the north to the Sri Lanka Spurfowl in the south. The plates include all relevant identifiable subspecies, as well as ages and sexes. It contains hundreds of range maps and the succinct text on the facing pages covers identification, voice, and distribution....



Some Last People
Pierre Odier
0961163259
Sept 2004
Hardcover
·
 


The Cambridge Encyclopedia of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives (Cambridge World Encyclopedias)
Francis Robinson (Editor)
0521334519


·
 
From Library Journal
A compendium of social science and humanistic information on South Asia presented in an intelligent and beautifully illustrated volume. The book is organized into major divisions of land, peoples, history, economics, religions, society, and culture. Robinson brilliantly coordinates the contributions of 70 Indic authorities from India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. From one author to another, the prose is consistent, has little overlap, and is richly illustrated with maps, figures, and tables. Each article is from four to six pages in length and is followed by a brief list of readings which are up to date and represent the best available studies. Despite the conflicts present in the area's history, politics, and religion, the treatment of each is balanced. This reference tool is the best availabe...


Blessings of Bhutan
Russ B. Carpenter
0824826795
November 2002
Paperback
·
 
Karma Ura, Director of the Centre for Bhutan Studies
"A captivating and splendid account of a complex nation on the cusp of tradition and modernity."

K. E. S. Kirby Dorji, writer/editor, United Nations consultant, longtime resident of Bhutan
"The blessings of Bhutan are many, including the appearance of this lyrical account of the country's unique and fascinating aspects."

See all Editorial Reviews


Britain and Tibet 1765-1947: A Select Annotated Bibliography of British Relations with Tibet and the Himalayan States Including Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan: To 2003
Julie G. Marshall
0415336473
February 2005
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
This bibliography is a record of British relations with Tibet in the period 1765 to 1947. As such it also involves British relations with Russia and China, and with the Himalayan states of Ladakh, Lahul and Spiti, Kumaon and Garhwal, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and Assam, in so far as British policy towards these states was affected by her desire to establish relations with Tibet. It also covers a subject of some importance in contemporary diplomacy. It was the legacy of unresolved problems concerning Tibet and its borders, bequeathed to India by Britain in 1947, which led to border disputes and ultimately to war between India and China in 1962. These borders are still in dispute today. It also provides background information to Tibet's claims to independence, an issue of current importance.
The work is divided into...


Views of Medieval Bhutan: The Diary and Drawings of Samuel Davis, 1783
M. Aris
0874742102


·
 


Bhutan
Dieter Zurcher
1932705430
Sept 2004
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
Water is the medium through which the Bhutanese culture is explained, celebrated, and contextualized in this in-depth journey into the heart of Bhutan's central resource. Vibrant photographs display stunning native glacial and wetland ecosystems, ingenious wooden and chain bridges, traditional irrigation systems, and modern hydroelectric projects. The innovation and reverent spirit of the Bhutanese people emerges in this cultural tribute.


Bhutan
Francoise Pommaret
9622177573
Jan 2006
Paperback
·
 
Traveller
Colorful, practical guide, well illustrated with many astonishing photographs. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Travel & Leisure
The bible of Bhutan guidebooks. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

See all Editorial Reviews


Impressions of Bhutan and Tibetan Art: Tibetan Studies 3 (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library)
Henk Blezer (Editor), et al
9004125450
July 2002
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
The proceedings of the seminars of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (IATS) have developed into the most representative world-wide cross-section of Tibetan Studies. They are an indispensable reference-work for anyone interested in Tibet and capture the cutting edge of Tibet-related research. This volume is the last of three volumes of general proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the IATS. It is a richly illustrated book, containing a careful selection of scholarly and academic articles that open surprising perspectives on Bhutan and discuss Tibetan artwork. The complete series covers ten volumes. The other seven volumes are the outcome of expert panels. Of special interest to readers of this book is the edited volume by Deborah Klimburg-Salter and Eva Allinger (art history).

...


Bhutan Country Review 2000
Robert C. Kelly
1583104437
December 1999
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
p>CountryWatch.coms Country Reviews are concise, up-to-date sources for socio-cultural, political, economic, enterprise and environmental information on the 191 nations defined by the U.S. State Department as Independent States of the World. In addition, data on Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau are included in the Country Review for China. Each Country Review begins with an overview which provides key demographic and geographic information as well as full color regional and country maps by Magellan Geographix. Government and political information is provided in a format which enables the reader to get an overview of the historical and socio-cultural conditions, the organization of the various branches of the government, a brief summary of current political conditions, and a list of current leaders, including a biography...


Field Guide to the Mammals of the Indian Subcontinent : Where to Watch Mammals in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan (Ap Natural World)
K. K. Gurung, Raj Singh
0123093503
June 30, 1998
Paperback
·
 
Book Description

This book is a field guide to the mammals of this unique subcontinent and includes the best places to watch them. It describes each of the 100 plus species that can be recognized in the field, including identification, habitat, range, behavior, diet, breeding, status, and similar species. The Field Guide also contains color illustrations of each mammal as well as tracks of the more prominent species, and mammal lists and maps for each national park.

Key Features: The only current guide to mammals of the region Contains color pictures and full text on the 106 larger species likely to be encountered Includes drawings of tracks of key species to aid identification Presents full details of 23 parks and reserves, with location maps, visiting details and species lists for each

About the...



Nepal and Bhutan: Country Studies
Andrea Matles Savada (Editor)
1579801439
August 1993
Hardcover
·
 


A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India : And the Indian Subcontinent, Including Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives (Princeton Field Guides)
Bikram Grewal, Bill Harvey
069111496X
January 13, 2003
Paperback
·
 
Book Description

This is the most comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of India and the Indian subcontinent. Never before have so many of the region's species been illustrated in one book.

The brilliant photographs--most of which appear here for the first time--have been carefully selected to show not only the most common Passerine and non-Passerine species, but also more elusive species and distinctive subspecies. An up-to-date distribution map and a unique code indicating frequency and global status are provided for each of the 668 species covered. The concise text provides vital information on habitats, habits, and voice to ensure accurate identification.

Designed for easy use, the book places photos and maps in close proximity to provide an at-a-glance overview for each species. Birds are indexed by both their...



Among Tibetan Texts: History and Literature of the Himalayan Plateau
E. Gene Smith
0861711793
July 2005
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
Gene Smith opened more doors to Tibetan Buddhism than any scholar of the 20th century. These essays are the keys.--Professor Donald Lopez


Himalayan Kingdom Bhutan
A.C. Sinha
8173871191
March 1, 2002
Hardcover
·
 
Card catalog description
Predominantly on contemporary politics of Bhutan.


Tibet and Her Neighbours
Alex McKay (Editor)
0500976317
April 2004
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
A history of Tibet and its diplomatic relations since the country's emergence as a unified state in the seventh century. Tibet has developed a unique culture in harmony with life in the harsh environment of the "Roof of the World" —the Tibetan plateau and the Himalayan mountain chain. While geographical isolation from European eyes led to its being seen by Westerners as a mysterious and otherworldly place, Tibet historically enjoyed a distinct identity among the community of nations in South and Central Asia. Here, leading historians examine aspects of Tibet's relations with its neighboring states through the centuries up to the present day, and demonstrate the complex interplay of relationships between Tibet and the outside world. Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia, British India, Russia, Nazi Germany, China, and the...


Unbecoming Citizens : Culture, Nationhood, and the Flight of Refugees from Bhutan
Michael Hutt
0195662059
March 1, 2003
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
During the early 1990s, about 95,000 people arrived in eastern Nepal. They claimed to have come from Bhutan, and they alleged that they had been forced out of their homelands by the Bhutanese government. Very few believed them, and even now, not a single one of these refugees has returned to
Bhutan. This book explains who these people are and why they left Bhutan. It also examines the broader implications of their story for a world awash with refugees.


Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan: Together with Those of Bangladesh, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and SRI Lanka
Salim Ali
0195655060
April 2002
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
This monumental ten-volume series, the first volume of which was published in 1996, is the most comprehensive and reliable reference work on the birds of the Indian subcontinent. A thoroughly revised second edition with new plates, text revisions, and the addition of new subspecies, it
includes information about long-range migration and taxonomic changes, along with life history information, accounts of behavior, ecology, and distribution and migration records.
Anyone with an interest in wildlife on the Indian subcontinent, will find these volumes to be an extraordinary resource.

  ©BookFinder USA LLC.
  All rights reserved.