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Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom
Michael Hawley
097424693X
November 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Bhutan is the last intact Himalayan kingdom. Roughly the size of Switzerland but with a population of about 700,000 people, Bhutan may be diminutive, yet it is home to one of the most astonishingly diverse natural and cultural ecologies on earth. It is often called "the last Shangri-la" and with good reason. The pristine environment and incomparably kindhearted people make this a truly extraordinary place. The book, Bhutan, is a visual odyssey across the kingdom. Teams from M.I.T. and Friendly Planet took over 40,000 photographs on four extensive expeditions across the country. They flew by helicopter, rode mountain ponies, trekked with packhorses and yaks, and journeyed by caravan on farflung roads and foot trails across the Bhutanese Himalaya. Local students, like Choki Lhamo (a 14-year-old girl from...


Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan
Jamie Zeppa
157322815X
May 2000
Paperback
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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...


Footprint Bhutan
Gyurme Dorje
190347132X
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Known as the "Land of the Thunder Dragon," the Kingdom of Bhutan, nestled in the eastern Himalayas, is considered the most mysterious country in Southeast Asia. A leading expert on the Tibetan plateau, Gyurme Dorje presents extensive cultural background and essential information for accessing remote and restricted areas. Footprint Bhutan recommends the best places to eat, stay, and explore, with details on cultural sites such as Buddhist monasteries and sacred caves, plus a calendar of special events, religious festivals, and archery displays. Invaluable to adventure travelers, a comprehensive trekking guide covers the foothills to the highest mountain peaks. Footprint travel guides are packed with practical information and lively descriptions of all the must-see and lesser-known attractions. Each guide provides...


Field Guide to the Mammals of the Indian Subcontinent
K. K. Gurung
0123093503
Jan 1996
Paperback
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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

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Mapping the Tibetan World
Atsushi Kanamaru (Editor)
0970171609
February 1, 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
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 there (e.g., Tibetan mastiffs that bite on sight, the need for vaccinations, altitude sickness, and the absence of gourmet meals) and then spend the rest of the book focusing on the good points, such as the many monasteries and cultural sites and the ability to travel on $12 a day. Pages are filled with practical tourist information, basic tours, very detailed instructions (e.g., the building in front of which a bus leaves), and plentiful photos. Recommended...


Unbecoming Citizens
Michael Hutt
0195670604
Mar 2005
Paperback
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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.


Bhutan
Stan Armington
1864501456
June 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Trek remote regions and experience spectacular tsechu festivals. Behold sublime mountain monasteries and imposing dzongs. This guide opens the door to the last Himalayan Buddhist kingdom. 37 detailed maps, including a colour country map illustrated sections on architecture, festivals and textiles comprehensive cultural, historical and religious commentary coverage of the world's only yeti reserve notes on a range of trekking options


Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon
John Berthold
086171282X
November 2005
Hardcover
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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.


The Blessings of Bhutan (A Latitude 20 Book)
Russ Carpenter, Blyth Carpenter
0824826795

Paperback
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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."

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A Guide to the Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives
Richard Grimmett
0691006873
Dec 1998
Hardcover
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Stephen Mills, Times Literary Supplement
Wonderfully illustrated . . . generous text, adequate maps, and is simply the one book you cannot do without in India.

Review
Stephen Mills Times Literary Supplement : Wonderfully illustrated . . . generous text, adequate maps, and is simply the one book you cannot do without in India.

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Bhutan Map
International Travel Maps and Books
1553411382
November 1, 2005

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Book Description
English-language folded travel and road map in color, of Bhutan. Scale 1:380,000. Legend shows places to stay and places of interest, International/district boundaries, railways, passes, airports, bus stations, gas stations, camping sites, museums, Buddhist temples, Chortens (Buddist monuments), monasteries/churches, Dzongs (Fortress), nature reserves, National Parks. Includes inset of Thimphu (National Capital), Paro.

About the Author
ITMB Publishing (International Travel Maps and Books) of Vancouver, Canada, has published detailed reference and travel maps of countries, regions, and cities around the world since 1985. The company's titles include many that are unique or the first of their kind, including the first commercially available travel map of South America.


Bhutan
Robert Cooper
0761411917
March 2001
Hardcover
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Birds of India
Richard Grimmett
0691049106
Nov 1999
Paperback
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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....



A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India
Bikram Grewal
069111496X
Jan 2003
Paperback
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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...



Dreams of the Peaceful Dragon: A Journey Through Bhutan
Katie Hickman
0753813076
March 2003
Paperback
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The Times Literary Supplement
“The charm and vivacity of the writing match the mood of the trip.”

Book Description
Bhutan is a remote kingdom in the Himalayas, isolated from the outside world for three centuries. The western part has been opened to limited tourism, but the eastern part remains closed. Katie Hickman is one of only a handful of foreigners ever to penetrate these eastern lands. Her trip to Bhutan with photographer Tom Owen Edmunds took a year to set up. They journeyed from the capital Thimphu in the west to the easternmost borderlands and the remote mountain-top retreat of the barbarous Bragpa people. They lived as Bhutanese, and met merchants, abbots, wandering priests, lamas, hermits, a reincarnation of the Buddha and a sorceress. Katie Hickman's account contains...


A Painter's Year in the Forests of Bhutan
A. K. Hellum
0824824865
June 2001
Paperback
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Cultural Atlas of India: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka (Cultural Atlas of)
Gordon Johnson
0816030138


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Birds of Bhutan
Carol Inskipp
0713651636
Nov 1999
Paperback
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Bhutan: Himalayan Mountain Kingdom, Fifth Edition (Odyssey Illustrated Guides)
Francoise Pommaret
9622177573
February 15, 2006
Paperback
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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.

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Impressions of Bhutan and Tibetan Art: Tibetan Studies III
International Association for Tibetan St
9004125450
January 2002
Hardcover
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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).

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Birds of Bhutan
Carol Inskipp
071366990X
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Bhutan Business Intelligence Report
International Business Publications
0739749226
May 2004
Paperback
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Bhutan
Francoise Pommaret
0844299669
November 1995
Paperback
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Book Description

Contains excerpts from literature on India, an introduction to palaces, museums, festivals, wildlife, and practical tips on clothing, trekking, and transportation.



Bhutan Foreign Policy and Government Guide
International Business Publications
0739760106
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Bhutan
Ramesh C. Dogra
1851091289
February 1991
Library Binding
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