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Annapurna, The Epic Account of a Himalayan Conquest and its Harrowing Aftermath

HML07
Maurice Herzog
Lyons Press
2010
256
1599218933
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
A 60th-anniversary edition of Maurice Herzog's classic, which he dictated from his hospital bed in Paris. French Minister of Youth and Sport in the 1960s and former mayor of Chamonix, Herzog recovered nicely.
$16.95

The Snow Leopard

NPL03
Peter Matthiessen
Penguin
2008
368
0143105515
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
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
$17.00

Annapurna, 14 Classic Treks Including the Annapurna Circuit

NPL88
Sian Pritchard-Jones
Cicerone
2013
160
1852846992
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A helpful guide to the great mountain, featuring 12 spectacular hikes that weave between the area's lodges, tea-houses and villages.
$24.95

Spectrum Guide to Nepal

NPL27
Camerapix
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
364
1566563321
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to the country, its people, history, culture and geography, featuring excellent maps and 200 color photographs.
$22.95

Nepal Map

NPL01
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2015
2
3865744826
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided map at a scale of 1:500,000, with insets of Kathmandu City and Kathmandu Valley.
$13.95

Annapurna Adventure Map

NPL74
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2002
2
1566955211
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Produced in conjunction with the Himalayan Map House in Kathmandu, this detailed map (1:135,000) shows 100-meter contour lines.
$11.95

Khumbu Trekking Map

NPL47
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2002
2
1566951240
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This National Geographic map of Sargmatha National Park and Everest (1:125,000) includes 100-meter contour lines, index, a city map of Kathmandu and overview map of Nepal.
$11.95

Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment

REF02
Stephen Bezruchka
Mountaineers
2005
128
0898866855
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
Bezruchka, a mountaineer and M.D., includes case studies, frequently asked questions and simple methods of diagnosis and treatment in this indispensable pocket guide.
$8.95

Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya

NPL23
Joseph Bindloss, Bradley Mayhew
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
384
174179272X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This classic guide, now in its eighth edition, is great for both practical trail information and general information on the region.
$22.99

Nepal Trekking and the Great Himalaya Trail, A Route and Planning Guide

NPL86
Robin Boustead
Trailblazer
2015
256
1905864604
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This valuable trekking guide includes the most popular routes in Nepal, as well as several less-known ones, guiding the trekker through Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Rolwaling, Solu-Khumbu (Everest Region), Helambu & Langtang, Ganesh & Manaslu, Annapurna, Naar & Phu, Mustang, Dolpo and The Far West.
$24.95

In Exile from the Land of Snows, The Dalai Lama and Tibet Since the Chinese Occupation

TBT04
John Avedon
Vintage Books
2015
391
0804173370
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Avedon's masterful, passionate cri de coeur, still the best book on the subject, shows the lives of the Tibetan people at home and in exile since the Chinese takeover in 1950 through the eyes of its leaders, monks and regular people. Originally published in 1984 and now re-released with a new foreword and updated chronology.
$18.95

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

TBT33
Sherry B. Ortner
Princeton University Press
2001
376
0691074488
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A vividly written, scholarly study of the relationship between the Sherpas and the mountaineers who come to "conquer" the Himalayas.
$39.95

Sherpas, Reflections on Change in Himalayan Nepal

NPL13
James Fisher
University of California Press
1990
205
0520069412
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A detailed study of the change that mountaineering brought to Sherpa society.
$31.95

World Religions: Eastern Traditions

ASA07
Willard G. Oxtoby (Editor)
Oxford University Press
2014
515
0199002819
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A clear and insightful introduction to Eastern religions by a team of scholars, covering Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist and East Asian traditions. Scholarly but still rewarding for the general reader.
$94.95

Into Thin Air, A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

HML13
Jon Krakauer
Doubleday
1999
360
0385494785
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
In this bestseller, climber and journalist Krakauer reconstructs a minute-by-minute account of what went wrong on the great mountain in 1996.
$16.00

Near Death in the Mountains, True Stories of Disaster and Survival

GEN451
Ceci Kuhne (Editor)
Vintage Books
2008
528
0307279359
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
These choice selections from the classics of mountaineering span five continents.
$16.00

Epic, Stories of Survival from the World's Highest Peaks

HML37
Clint Willis (Editor)
Thunder Bay Press
1997
342
1560251549
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A terrific collection of great writing about mountaineering.
$17.95

Escape from Kathmandu

NPL41
Kim Stanley Robinson
St. Martin's Press
2000
320
0312874995
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.99

Himalayan Voices, An Introduction to Modern Nepali Literature

HML35
Michael Hutt (Editor)
University of California Press
1991
280
0520070488
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A collection of 20th-century Nepali poetry and short fiction, much of it translated into English for the first time. This anthology offers insight into Nepal's literary traditions, society and culture.
$33.95

The Ascent of Rum Doodle

HML55
W. E. Bowman
Trafalgar Square
2010
192
0099530384
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This hilarious send-up of the great British mountaineers, originally published in 1956, is hardly handicapped by the fact that Bowman never set foot in the Himalayas.
$18.95

A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of India, Including Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan

IDA731
Bikram Grewal
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
176
1909612073
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy field guide to 280 bird species common to the Indian subcontinent. In beautiful John Beaufoy style, the guide’s colorful and high-quality photographs are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, size distribution, preferred habitats and nomenclature.
$17.95

A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

IDA758
Bikram Grewal
Princeton University Press
2017
792
0691176493
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
All of the greater Indian Subcontinent's birds are represented in this Princeton field guide. Designed for easy field identification, it profiles over 1,375 species with over 4,000 color photos, up-to-date maps and the latest distribution information.
$45.00

Photographic Guide to Birds of the Himalayas

HML31
Bikram Grewal
Ralph Curtis Publishing
1999
144
088359045X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

For Kids

Buddha Stories

ASA16
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1997
32
0805048863
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Intended for ages 4 to 8, this book tells 10 of the author's favorite "jakatas," or moral tales of the Buddha. She has sumptuously illustrated the volume in gold printed on deep, dark blue (in the tradition of an ancient Buddhist text).
$25.99

Big Cats

BST46
Seymour Simon
HarperCollins
1994
40
006446119X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A full-color introduction to the life of big cats around the world, including the tiger, lion, leopard, puma, cheetah, jaguar, and snow leopard. Intended for children ages 4-8.
$6.99

Everest: The Contest

NPL50
Gordon Korman
Scholastic Inc.
2012
96
0439401399
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Korman's trilogy about four kids racing to be the first kid to the top of Everest. In this first book the kids go to mountaineering training camp and vye to make the team that will actually go to Everest. Thrills! Competition! Fun!
$6.99

Everest: The Summit

NPL52
Gordon Korman
Scholastic Inc.
2012
112
0439411378
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Korman's trilogy about four kids racing to be the first kid to the top of Everest. In this last book, the kids attempt the summit, where they must face not only the thin air and the impending storm -- but each other. Geared for ages 9-12.
$6.99

Everest: The Climb

NPL51
Gordon Korman
Scholastic Inc.
2012
160
0439405068
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Korman's trilogy about four kids racing to be the first kid to the top of Everest. In this second book, the kids test their mettle on the trek from base Camp, where they must face harsh conditions, disaster -- and each other.
$6.99

Let's Explore... City

TVL668
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
48
1786572303
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book takes explorers ages 5 to 8 on safari with fascinating facts, puzzles and plenty of pages to color and complete.
$9.99

Let's Explore... Mountain

TVL669
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
48
1786573156
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book takes explorers ages 5 to 8 on through the mountains with fascinating facts, puzzles and plenty of pages to color and complete.
$9.99

More Books

So Close to Heaven, The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas

NPL04
Barbara Crossette
Vintage Books
1996
297
0679743634
PAPER
Travel Narrative
1
1
0
0
Asia correspondent for the New York Times Crossette portrays Bhutan and neighboring Ladakh and Sikkim as strongholds of Tantric Buddhism in an increasingly homogenized world.
$16.95

Essential Tibetan Buddhism

TBT15
Robert Thurman
HarperCollins
1996
317
0062510517
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.99

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India and Nepal

IDA46
B. Grewal
Ralph Curtis Publishing
1998
144
0883590344
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A slim pocket guide to 252 of the most conspicuous birds of India and Nepal.
$15.95

Himalayan Passage, Seven Months in the High Country of Tibet, Nepal, China, India, & Pakistan

HML05
Jeremy Schmidt
Mountaineers
1992
336
0898863430
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
National Geographic expert Jeremy Schmidt and photographer Patrick Morrow recount their circumnavigation of the Himalayas, accompanied by their wives. Their journey by bike, truck and foot across Tibet, Nepal, China, India and Pakistan is illustrated with 32 pages of color photographs.
$18.95

Into Thin Air, A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

HML08
Jon Krakauer
Villarde
1997
256
0679457526
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A best-selling, minute-by-minute account of the 1996 disaster on Everest.
$28.00

The Buddhist Handbook

ASA08
John Snelling
Inner Traditions
1992
345
0892817615
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Subtitled, "The Complete Guide to Buddhist Schools, Teaching, Practice and History, " this even-handed book is a concise primer covering the history, philosophical foundation and practice of Buddhism.
$19.95

Himalaya Map

HML09
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2015
2
3865740324
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful regional map of the Himalayas at a scale of 1:1,500,000, including Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and Sikkim.
$13.95

Everest, the West Ridge

HML10
Thomas F. Hornbein
Mountaineers
2013
194
0898866162
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The 50th anniversary edition of Hornbein's vivid account of the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, a classic of mountain climbing literature. Long thought out of reach, by Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld make a first ascent on the mountain via the spectacular West Ridge, which involved -- among other things -- an emergency bivouac at 28,000-feet.
$34.95

Religions of Tibet in Practice

TBT16
Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
Princeton University Press
2007
421
069112972X
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A collection of 36 essays and translated texts by scholars of Tibetan Buddhism, including selections on prayers, pilgrimages, death and ritual.
$37.50

Man-Eaters of Kumaon

HML12
Jim Corbett
Oxford University Press
1993
214
0195622553
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
These are the memoirs of a turn-of-the-century hunter-turned-conservationist who was much loved in India. Corbett has a park named after him and this book will help you to understand why. It is intelligently written, respectful, and great fun -- an excellent portrait of the Indian hill stations of Uttarakhand.
$14.95

Everest, Mountain Without Mercy

HML20
Conrad Anker (Foreword), Broughton Coburn
National Geographic
2015
224
1426215851
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Spectacularly photographed, this book is an account of the making of the IMAX film on Everest, including an account of the 1996 disaster.
$28.00

Tibetan Buddhism from the Ground Up, A Practical Approach for Modern Life

TBT19
B. Alan Wallace
Wisdom Publications
1993
214
0861710754
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A straightforward primer on the essentials of Buddhism as practiced in Tibet. The book is the result of a lecture series introducing the practice of Buddhism to the general public.
$17.95

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

TBT22
Dalai Lama
Warner Books
1997
238
0446674214
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

K2, Triumph and Tragedy

PKN05
Jim Curran
Houghton Mifflin Company
1997
0395485908
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
This is a tense account of disaster on the world's second highest mountain in 1986. The author was on the mountain when 13 climbers in 9 different expeditions died.
$16.95

The Great Hill Stations of Asia

ASA13
Barbara Crossette
Hachette
1998
272
0465014887
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A modern tour of the mountain enclaves of colonial Asia -- appreciative, magnificently researched and engaging.
$16.00

Lonely Planet Nepal

NPL28
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
416
1743210078
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, this handy travel companion to Nepal features color maps and images, suggested itineraries and a listing of festival dates.
$29.99

Annapurna Map

NPL32
Nelles
Nelles Maps
1
0783413955
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the Annapurna hiking region at scale of 1:100,000 with major features, color shading and contour lines.
$13.95

Mt. Everest

NPL36
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
1998
1
1572623861
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A gloriously detailed, birds-eye view of Everest by the cartographers at National Geographic.
$19.99

Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives

FG43
Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp, Tim Inskipp
Princeton University Press
2012
384
0691049106
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Thoroughly revised, with 73 new plates and many others updated or repainted, the second edition of the masterful Birds of India now features all maps and text opposite the plates for quicker and easier reference.
$39.50

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

TBT40
John Powers
National Book Network
2007
591
1559392827
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive study of the history and philosophy behind Tibetan Buddhism, suitable for the general reader.
$32.95

Touching My Father's Soul, A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest

NPL42
Jamling Tenzing Norgay, Broughton Coburn, Dalai Lama (Introduction)
HarperCollins
2002
316
0062516884
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A personal account of the business of Everest, the 1996 IMAX Expedition and, most significantly, of a son who is grappling with the legacy of a famous father.
$15.99

The Far Pavilions

IDA195
M. M. Kaye
St. Martin's Press
1997
960
031215125X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A tale of love, adventure and war set during the British Raj in India, culimating with the Indian Mutiny and the Second Afghan War.
$25.99

Everest, A Trekker's Guide

NPL45
Kev Reynolds
Cicerone
2012
255
1852843063
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A brief pocket guide to seven treks in the Everest region (including one in Tibet) with sketch maps, good general information and a few photographs.
$24.95

Tiger Moon, Tracking the Great Cats in Nepal

NPL46
Mel Sunquist, Fiona Sunquist
University of Chicago Press
2002
192
0226779971
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An account, rich in anecdote and natural history, of a two-year investigation of tigers, leopards and their prey in Royal Chitwan National Park. With black-and-white photographs throughout. Originally published in 1988.
$28.00

Among Flowers, A Walk in the Himalaya

HML62
Jamaica Kincaid
National Geographic
2007
208
142620096X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An atmospheric account of celebrated writer and gardener Jamaica Kincaid's journey to Nepal and the Himalayas with a small team of botanists.
$10.95

Himalayan Quest, Ed Viesturs on the 8,000-Meter Giants

HML63
Ed Viesturs
National Geographic
2009
176
142620485X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A photographic chronicle of the first American to scale all 14 peaks above 8,000 meters without the use of supplemental oxygen.
$21.95

Classic Hikes of the World

WLD52
Peter Pottersfield
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
224
0393057968
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Pottersfield features 23 treks in this beautifully illustrated volume. Each trip gets an extended photographic essay with a route description, maps and practical details.
$39.95

A Woman's Asia

ASA49
Marybeth Bond (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2005
310
1932361197
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
These thirty-five personal, often hilarious accounts of women's adventures from China to Sri Lanka to Turkey to Bhutan, not only illuminating the everyday, oft-overlooked cultural practices of Asia, but also giving a glimpse into the thoughts and feelings of the female traveller.
$17.95

The Wheel of Life, The Autobiography of a Western Buddhist

HML76
John Blofeld
Shambhala
1988
316
0877730342
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Blofeld's ( (1913-1987) enchanting account of Buddhist worlds now largely vanished, including his life and travels in China, Tibet, Mongolia, India and Burma.
$30.00

South Asia

IDA308
Sumit Ganguly (Editor)
NYU
2006
256
0814731775
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly history of modern South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
$25.00

Tigerland, and Other Unintended Destinations

CON30
Eric Dinerstein
Island Press
2007
296
1597261521
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Chief scientist at WWF, the engaging Dinerstein chronicles his own coming-of-age as a conservation biologist and globe-trotting adventures in the field in Costa Rica, Ladakh, New Caledonia, East Africa, Galapagos, Montana and Nepal in this enjoyable memoir.
$25.00

A Naturalist and Other Beasts

NAT119
George B. Schaller
Sierra Club Books
2010
272
1578051703
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

Himalayan Hermitess, The Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun

NPL56
Kurtis Schaeffer
Oxford University Press
2004
232
0195152999
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$30.00

High Frontiers, Dolpo and the Changing World of Himalayan Pastoralists

NPL57
Kenneth Michael Bauer
Columbia University Press
2004
336
0231123914
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$50.00