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Magical Tibet

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Overland from Lhasa to Kathmandu via Everest North Face

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Trekking Tibet

Trekking Tibet

by Gary McCue | George Schaller

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

An indispensable guide, featuring pre-trip planning, discussions of the most scenic routes and an overview of Tibetan culture and history. (TBT10, $29.95)

My Journey to Lhasa

My Journey to Lhasa

by Alexandra David-Neel

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 317 PAGES

Dressed as a humble pilgrim and traveling under the cover of night, the indomitable 55-year-old David-Neel and her young companion climbed mountains and tricked soldiers to ultimately reach Tibet's forbidden capital. Originally published in 1923, her account stands as a riveting portrait of early 20th-century Tibet. (TBT26, $14.99)

Essential Tibetan Buddhism

Essential Tibetan Buddhism

by Robert Thurman

  • RELIGION
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 317 PAGES

The foremost Western scholar of Tibetan Buddhism, Thurman has chosen well from that tradition's sacred literature and helpfully includes suggested further reading, explanatory notes and a directory of sacred sites. (TBT15, $14.99)

Tibet Map

Tibet Map

by Gizi Map

  • 2011
  • MAP

A colorful map of Tibet at a scale of 1:2,000,000. (TBT17, $9.95)

 
Everest Base Camp, Nepal Map

Everest Base Camp, Nepal Map


by National Geographic

  • 2004
  • MAP

A durable, folded map for treks from Lukla through Sagarmatha National Park to Everest Base Camp, at a scale of 1:50,000. (HML77, $11.95)

The Lhasa Map

The Lhasa Map


by Gecko Maps

  • 2003
  • MAP
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
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This fantastically detailed walking map (1:4,000) includes architecture and points of interest. (TBT126, $23.99)

Bradt Guide Tibet

Bradt Guide Tibet


by Michael Buckley

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

A practical, detailed overview of Tibetan history, culture, attractions and natural life. Includes color photographs, local maps and excellent travel information. (TBT74, $26.99)

Footprint Tibet Handbook

Footprint Tibet Handbook


by Gyurme Dorje

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 984 PAGES

An outstanding guide by a leading Buddhist scholar, including the central plateau, eastern provinces of Kham and Amdo, as well as Bhutan and the Kathmandu Valley. Almost 1,000 pages but surprisingly compact, with maps, color photographs, and a brief overview of culture and history. (TBT37, $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)

My Tibet

My Tibet


by Galen Rowell

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 162 PAGES

Rowell captures the spirit and powerful allure of Tibet in these striking color photographs of the people and landscapes. (TBT58, $52.95)

The Dragon in the Land of Snows

The Dragon in the Land of Snows


by Tsering Shakya

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 606 PAGES

A comprehensive account of the history and political development of Tibet since 1947, which includes eye-opening details of the American, British and Indian players involved in Tibet's struggle for sovereignty. (TBT32, $20.00)

The Open Road

The Open Road


by Pico Iyer

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Travel writer Pico Iyer was a graduate student in Britain when he first met the Dalai Lama. Here he draws on his long association with the man and his ideas, painting a remarkable portrait of the Tibetan people and the aspirations of their leader. (TBT118, $15.95)

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead


by Graham Coleman | Gyurme Dorje

  • RELIGION
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

The first complete English translation of an indispensable work on Tibetan religious beliefs. (TBT88, $23.00)

Trespassers on the Roof of the World

Trespassers on the Roof of the World


by Peter Hopkirk

  • HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Hopkirk's spellbinding history of the uninvited exploration of Tibet from the 19th century to the present, including a fantastic array of Victorian adventurers. His wild tale has as its centerpiece the 1949-1951 invasion by China. (TBT08, $16.00)

Visions of Tibet: Outer, Inner, Secret


by Brian Kistler | Robert Thurman

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 144 PAGES

Kistler's photographs, taken over a 15-year period, celebrate Tibet, its monuments, people and places. (TBT95, $49.95)

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)

Breaking Trail, A Climbing Life

Breaking Trail, A Climbing Life


by Arlene Blum

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

Blum reveals her transformation from scrawny girl in the flat Midwest to world-class climber in this inspirational memoir of a life in very high places: McKinley, Annapurna, Everest. (HML72, $15.95)

Freedom in Exile, The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama

Freedom in Exile, The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama


by Dalai Lama

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

A vivid self-portrait, told with optimism, great determination, humor and insight. (TBT25, $15.99)

Magic and Mystery in Tibet

Magic and Mystery in Tibet


by Alexandra David-Neel

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1971
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

An unabridged reprint of David-Neel's influential 1932 account of pioneering travels in Tibet. With 32 photographs by the author. An accomplished scholar and keen observer, David-Neel was the first western woman (albeit in disguise) to see Lhasa. (TBT90, $14.95)

My Land and My People, The Original Autobiography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet

My Land and My People, The Original Autobiography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet


by Dalai Lama

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 238 PAGES

The Dalai Lama recounts his life and struggle for an independent Tibet. It's one of the most remarkable stories of our time, simply and compassionately told. (TBT22, $13.99)

Seven Years in Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet


by Heinrich Harrer

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

First published in 1953, this is the riveting account of a young Austrian adventurer and mountaineer who became tutor to the Dalai Lama. (TBT02, $14.95)

The Struggle for Modern Tibet, The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering

The Struggle for Modern Tibet, The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering


by Melvyn C. Goldstein | William Siebenschuh | Tashi Tsering

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 220 PAGES

The life story of an idealistic young man who juggled traditional hierarchy in traditional Tibet with the promise and poison of Mao's Cultural revolution. (TBT53, $26.95)

The Way of the White Clouds

The Way of the White Clouds


by Lama Anagarika Govinda | Robert Thurman

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

The 40th anniversary edition of the remarkable German-born monk and interpreter of Tibetan Buddhism's account of travels and discoveries in Tibet before the 1950 Chinese invasion. (TBT87, $19.95)

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)

In the Land of the Blue Poppies

In the Land of the Blue Poppies


by Frank Kingdon-Ward | Tom Christopher | Jamaica Kincaid

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 242 PAGES

Expert Tom Christopher presents excerpts from intrepid Kingdon-Ward's fascinating accounts of plant-hunting adventures in Tibet, Burma and the Himalayas in the early 20th century. (ASA35, $19.00)

Tales of Tibet: Sky Burials, Wind Horses and Prayer Wheels

Tales of Tibet: Sky Burials, Wind Horses and Prayer Wheels


by Herbert J. Batt | Tsering Shakya

  • LITERATURE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A collection of short fiction by contemporary Tibetan authors. The stories, many imbued with a Buddhist perspective, depict traditional ritual and rites. (TBT57, $33.95)

Photographic Guide to Birds of the Himalayas

Photographic Guide to Birds of the Himalayas


by Bikram Grewal

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

A pocket guide to 250 birds found from the foothills up to high elevations ranging from the Hindu Kush and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh in the Eastern Himalayas. With brief descriptive information, maps and 260 full-color illustrations. (HML31, $15.95)

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