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Ladakh

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Essential Reading Package-EXHML74

LADAKH. Buy these 5 items as a set for $94 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

A Journey in Ladakh

HML15
Andrew Harvey
Houghton Mifflin Company
2000
236
0618056750
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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The vivid account of a 1981 journey by a young English poet searching for ancient Buddhist traditions in remote Ladakh.
$18.95

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

NPL04
Barbara Crossette
Vintage Books
1996
297
0679743634
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
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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

Trekking in Ladakh

HML115
Radek Kucharski
Cicerone
2016
384
1852848308
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With detailed descriptions of eight separate treks across Ladakh's wild landscapes of high mountain passes and remote Buddhist monasteries. Second edition.
$36.95

Essential Tibetan Buddhism

TBT15
Robert Thurman
HarperCollins
1996
317
0062510517
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
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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

India North Map

IDA124
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2013
2
3865740375
MAP
Reference
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0
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A regional map of northern India scaled at 1:1,500,000, with excellent topographic detail and insets of Delhi, Agra, Zanskar & Ladakh.
$13.95

Ladakh & Zanskar Map

HML116
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2012
1
386574267X
MAP
Reference
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0
0
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This detailed map covers the region at a scale of 1:350,000.
$13.95

Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment

REF02
Stephen Bezruchka
Mountaineers
2005
128
0898866855
PAPER
Reference
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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

Eyewitness Guide Delhi, Agra and Jaipur

IDA151
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
312
1465428259
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With chapters on the Taj Mahal, Amber Fort Palace, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the Red Fort and dozens of other highlights for the traveler, this compact, gorgeously illustrated guide to Delhi and its environs features 900 color photographs, maps and site plans.
$25.00

Trekking in the Himalaya

HML130
Kev Reynolds
Cicerone
2013
252
1852846054
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An absorbing primer as well as a celebration of the Himalaya's scenic magnificence, this is an inspirational and detailed guide to 20 memorable treks by a veteran expedition leader.
$29.95

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

IDA06
William Dalrymple
Penguin Putnam
2003
350
0142001007
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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1
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Dalrymple infectiously interweaves his own experiences over a year in Delhi with its art, architecture, history and literature.
$17.00

Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas

HML117
Peter Harrison
Osprey Publishing
2011
64
1849083967
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
This slim book recreates the dramatic and colorful fortifications of Tibet, Ladakh, Nepal and Bhutan, recounting their history through foreign incursions, religious conflicts and civil wars to the Tibetan uprising and flight of the Dalai Lama from Potala Palace in 1959.
$18.95

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

Ladakh, Crossroads of High Asia

HML26
Janet Rizvi
Oxford University Press
2012
328
0195645464
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
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An excellent historical review of how Buddhism and Islam met at this high-altitude crossroads to form a unique culture, including discussion of the region's history, rich oral tradition, economy, literature and artifacts. Third edition.
$55.00

The Dragon in the Land of Snows

TBT32
Tsering Shakya
Penguin Putnam
2000
606
0140196153
PAPER
History
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0
0
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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.
$20.00

Tibetan Buddhism, A Very Short Introduction

TBT152
Matthew T. Kapstein
Oxford University Press
2013
130
0199735123
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
With a refreshing lack of cant, Matthew Kapstein covers the diverse "divine and demonic fauna of Tibet," origins and branches of Buddhism, religious practice, daily life and customs in this brisk, clarifying survey.
$11.95

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

Ladakh 1974 to 2008, A Photographic Homage

HML131
Jaroslav Poncar
Art Media Resources
2010
220
1932476490
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Since the mid-1970s, Czech photographer Jaroslav Poncar has worked in Ladakh, the "land of high passes." His photography of this remote mountain region and its deeply spiritual inhabitants reveals a true love of place.
$95.00

Tigerland, and Other Unintended Destinations

CON30
Eric Dinerstein
Island Press
2007
296
1597261521
PAPER
Natural History
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0
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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'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
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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
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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

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
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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

India Birds

IDA727
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2015
1583559396
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. With full-color images and text, it features more than 100 birds often seen in India.
$7.95

India Wildlife, A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals

IDA728
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2015
158355940X
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. It features more than 140 creatures often seen in India (from tigers and lions to flying lizards) with full-color images and text. Part of the great Pocket Naturalist series.
$7.95

For Kids

Buddha in Your Backpack: Everyday Buddhism for Teens

REL84
Song Yoon (Illustrator), Franz Metcalf
Ulysses Press
2002
244
1569753210
PAPER
Religion
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YOUNG ADULTS
This illustrated primer introduces teens to the Buddha and his spiritual leanings while instructing them how to incorporate Buddhist teachings into their daily lives.
$14.95

The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk

IDA743
Kabir Sehgal
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2016
40
1481448315
HARD COVER
Literature
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YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A zany twist on the classicchildren's song "The Wheels on the Bus," this children’s book brings readers aboard a three-wheeled taxi in India that rolls around the town -- encountering elephants, fireworks and much more! Written for readers ages 4 to 8.
$17.99

My First Book of Hindi Words: An ABC Rhyming Book

IDA763
Farida Zaman (Illustrator), Rina Singh
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2016
32
080484562X
HARD COVER
Language & Phrasebooks
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YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Geared towards young readers ages 3 to 8, this illustrated introduction to the Hindi language is a fun way for children (and their parents!) to learn common words and phrases, with an emphasis on the basic sounds.
$12.95