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Trek to Nepal's Inner Dolpo Region

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Spectrum Guide to Nepal

Spectrum Guide to Nepal

by Camerapix

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 364 PAGES

A comprehensive guide to the country, its people, history, culture and geography, featuring excellent maps and 200 color photographs. (NPL27, $22.95)

The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard

by Peter Matthiessen

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

The most perceptive, acutely observed and personal of all his books, Matthiessen's account of a five-week journey through Nepal with naturalist George Schaller combines their quest for the elusive cat with a moving introduction to Buddhism and the people and culture of the Himalayas. (NPL03, $17.00)

Himalaya

by Eric Valli

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2001
  • DVD

Filmed entirely in the Dolpo region using local villagers, this tale set in remote Nepal features fine performances against a breathtaking backdrop. (NPL55, $29.95)

High Frontiers, Dolpo and the Changing World of Himalayan Pastoralists

by Kenneth Michael Bauer

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

Bauer's ethnography of the people of Dolpo, covers the history and environment of this isolated region, their culture, ways of life and transformation in the 20th century in scholarly, straightforward detail. (NPL57, $45.00)

Nepal Map

Nepal Map

by Nelles

  • 2008
  • MAP

A double-sided map at a scale of 1:500,000, with insets of Kathmandu City and Kathmandu Valley. (NPL01, $13.95)

 
Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment

Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment


by Stephen Bezruchka

  • REFERENCE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

Bezruchka, a mountaineer and M.D., includes case studies, frequently asked questions and simple methods of diagnosis and treatment in this indispensable pocket guide. (REF02, $8.95)

Trekking Nepal, A Traveler's Guide

Trekking Nepal, A Traveler's Guide


by Stephen Bezruchka

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

A respected guide covering route planning, national parks, health, where to go and what to do in Nepal. With an overview of the geography, history, religion and culture of the region. (NPL10, $29.95)

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism


by John Powers

  • RELIGION
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 591 PAGES

A comprehensive study of the history and philosophy behind Tibetan Buddhism, suitable for the general reader. (TBT40, $22.95)

Life and Death on Mt. Everest, Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering

Life and Death on Mt. Everest, Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering


by Sherry B. Ortner

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 376 PAGES

A vividly written, scholarly study of the relationship between the Sherpas and the mountaineers who come to "conquer" the Himalayas. (TBT33, $35.00)

A Naturalist and Other Beasts

A Naturalist and Other Beasts


by George B. Schaller

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

The eminent zoologist writes with authority and affection of his many field expeditions over a long career in conservation, including his time among the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, snow leopards in Nepal and his groundbreaking work on giant pandas in Sichuan. (NAT119, $16.95)

Himalayan Hermitess, The Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun


by Kurtis Schaeffer

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 232 PAGES

The clearly translated account of the life of Orgyan Chokyi (1675-1729), who spent her life in Dolpo, with notes and an overview of Himalayan religious traditions. (NPL56, $30.00)

Escape from Kathmandu

Escape from Kathmandu


by Kim Stanley Robinson

  • LITERATURE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

The four interconnected stories in this laugh-out-loud novel include the (mis)adventures of two young Americans with a Yeti, international espionage, mountain climbing of the highest sort and a quest for Shangri-La. (NPL41, $19.99)

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India and Nepal

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India and Nepal


by Bikram Grewal

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

A slim pocket guide to 252 of the most conspicuous birds of India and Nepal. (IDA46, $15.95)

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