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Magical Tibet

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXTBT72

Item EXTBT72. Buy these 4 items as a set for $70 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Trekking Tibet

TBT10
Gary McCue, George Schaller (Introduction)
Mountaineers
2010
416
1594852669
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An indispensable guide, featuring pre-trip planning, discussions of the most scenic routes and an overview of Tibetan culture and history.
$29.95

My Journey to Lhasa

TBT26
Alexandra David-Neel
HarperCollins Publishers
2005
317
0060596554
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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 in order to ultimately reach Tibet's forbidden capital. Originally published in 1923, this account stands as a riveting portrait of early 20th-century Tibet.
$14.99

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

Tibet Map

TBT17
Gizi Map
2012
2
9632041399
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed traveler's map of Tibet and surrounding regions at a scale of 1:2,000,000. It shows roads, cities and towns, distances, railways and tourist information. Includes an inset of Lhasa in scale 1:13,000.
$14.95

Everest Base Camp, Nepal Map

HML77
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2004
2
1566951828
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A durable, folded map for treks from Lukla through Sagarmatha National Park to Everest Base Camp, at a scale of 1:50,000.
$11.95

Bradt Guide Tibet

TBT74
Michael Buckley
Bradt Publications
2012
336
1841621641
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical, detailed overview of Tibetan history, culture, attractions and natural life. Includes color photographs, local maps and excellent travel information.
$26.99

Footprint Tibet Handbook

TBT37
Gyurme Dorje
Footprint Handbooks
2009
984
1906098328
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

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

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

My Tibet

TBT58
Galen Rowell (Photographer)
University of California Press
1995
162
0520089480
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Rowell captures the spirit and powerful allure of Tibet in these striking color photographs of the people and landscapes.
$52.95

The Dragon in the Land of Snows

TBT32
Tsering Shakya
Penguin Putnam
2000
606
0140196153
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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

The Open Road

TBT118
Pico Iyer
Alfred Knopf
2009
288
0307387550
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

TBT88
Graham Coleman, Gyurme Dorje
Penguin
2007
496
0143104942
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
The first complete English translation of an indispensable work on Tibetan religious beliefs.
$24.00

Trespassers on the Roof of the World

TBT08
Peter Hopkirk
Kodansha America
1995
288
1568360509
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

Visions of Tibet: Outer, Inner, Secret

TBT95
Brian Kistler, Robert Thurman (Introduction)
Overlook Press
2007
144
1585677418
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Kistler's photographs, taken over a 15-year period, celebrate Tibet, its monuments, people and places.
$49.95

The Snow Leopard

NPL03
Peter Matthiessen
Penguin
2008
368
0143105515
PAPER
Exploration
1
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 and culture of the Himalayas.
$17.00

Breaking Trail, A Climbing Life

HML72
Arlene Blum
Harvest Books
2007
400
0156031167
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

Freedom in Exile, The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama

TBT25
Dalai Lama
HarperCollins
1991
320
0060987014
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A vivid self-portrait, told with optimism, great determination, humor and insight.
$15.99

Magic and Mystery in Tibet

TBT90
Alexandra David-Neel
Dover Publications
1971
320
0486226824
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.95

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

Seven Years in Tibet

TBT02
Heinrich Harrer
Putnam
2009
352
1585427438
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
First published in 1953, this is the riveting account of a young Austrian adventurer and mountaineer who became tutor to the Dalai Lama.
$14.95

The Struggle for Modern Tibet, The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering

TBT53
Melvyn C. Goldstein, William Siebenschuh, Tashi Tsering
M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
2000
220
0765605090
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
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.
$44.95

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

In the Land of the Blue Poppies

ASA35
Frank Kingdon-Ward, Tom Christopher (Editor), Jamaica Kincaid (Introduction)
Modern Library
2003
242
0812967399
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.00

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

TBT57
Herbert J. Batt (Editor), Tsering Shakya (Introduction)
Rowman & Littlefield
2001
240
0742500535
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of short fiction by contemporary Tibetan authors. The stories, many imbued with a Buddhist perspective, depict traditional ritual and rites.
$37.00

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

Everest Base Camp, Nepal Map

HML77
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2004
2
1566951828
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A durable, folded map for treks from Lukla through Sagarmatha National Park to Everest Base Camp, at a scale of 1:50,000.
$11.95

Bradt Guide Tibet

TBT74
Michael Buckley
Bradt Publications
2012
336
1841621641
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical, detailed overview of Tibetan history, culture, attractions and natural life. Includes color photographs, local maps and excellent travel information.
$26.99

Footprint Tibet Handbook

TBT37
Gyurme Dorje
Footprint Handbooks
2009
984
1906098328
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

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

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

My Tibet

TBT58
Galen Rowell (Photographer)
University of California Press
1995
162
0520089480
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Rowell captures the spirit and powerful allure of Tibet in these striking color photographs of the people and landscapes.
$52.95

The Dragon in the Land of Snows

TBT32
Tsering Shakya
Penguin Putnam
2000
606
0140196153
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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

The Open Road

TBT118
Pico Iyer
Alfred Knopf
2009
288
0307387550
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

TBT88
Graham Coleman, Gyurme Dorje
Penguin
2007
496
0143104942
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
The first complete English translation of an indispensable work on Tibetan religious beliefs.
$24.00

Trespassers on the Roof of the World

TBT08
Peter Hopkirk
Kodansha America
1995
288
1568360509
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

Visions of Tibet: Outer, Inner, Secret

TBT95
Brian Kistler, Robert Thurman (Introduction)
Overlook Press
2007
144
1585677418
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Kistler's photographs, taken over a 15-year period, celebrate Tibet, its monuments, people and places.
$49.95

The Snow Leopard

NPL03
Peter Matthiessen
Penguin
2008
368
0143105515
PAPER
Exploration
1
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 and culture of the Himalayas.
$17.00

Breaking Trail, A Climbing Life

HML72
Arlene Blum
Harvest Books
2007
400
0156031167
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

Freedom in Exile, The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama

TBT25
Dalai Lama
HarperCollins
1991
320
0060987014
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A vivid self-portrait, told with optimism, great determination, humor and insight.
$15.99

Magic and Mystery in Tibet

TBT90
Alexandra David-Neel
Dover Publications
1971
320
0486226824
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.95

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

Seven Years in Tibet

TBT02
Heinrich Harrer
Putnam
2009
352
1585427438
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
First published in 1953, this is the riveting account of a young Austrian adventurer and mountaineer who became tutor to the Dalai Lama.
$14.95

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

In the Land of the Blue Poppies

ASA35
Frank Kingdon-Ward, Tom Christopher (Editor), Jamaica Kincaid (Introduction)
Modern Library
2003
242
0812967399
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.00

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

TBT57
Herbert J. Batt (Editor), Tsering Shakya (Introduction)
Rowman & Littlefield
2001
240
0742500535
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of short fiction by contemporary Tibetan authors. The stories, many imbued with a Buddhist perspective, depict traditional ritual and rites.
$37.00

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

The Dalai Lama

TBT62
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1998
32
080505443X
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A picture book life of the 14th Dalai Lama.
$24.99

Buddha

ASA17
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1996
48
0805042032
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
1
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Beautiful, intricately detailed, full-color illustrations make this life of the Buddha an excellent choice for children. Intended for children age 7-10.
$21.99

Climbing Everest, Tales of Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Mountain

HML56
Audrey Salkeld (Editor), Jennifer Emmett (Editor)
2003
0792251059
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Six true tales of mountaineering on Everest, for kids 10 and older.
$21.00

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

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

Tintin in Tibet

TBT14
Herge
Little Brown and Company
1988
66
0316358398
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The delightfully loony tale, for kids, of Tintin and company's unexpected encounters with the Abominable Snowman, yaks, saffron-robed monks etc. on their journey to Kathmandu.
$11.99

Tibet, Through the Red Box

TBT60
Peter Sis
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1998
64
0374375526
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A picture book about memory, adventure and -- most of all -- Tibet.
$27.50

For Kids

Tintin in Tibet

TBT14
Herge
Little Brown and Company
1988
66
0316358398
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The delightfully loony tale, for kids, of Tintin and company's unexpected encounters with the Abominable Snowman, yaks, saffron-robed monks etc. on their journey to Kathmandu.
$11.99

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

Tibet, Through the Red Box

TBT60
Peter Sis
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1998
64
0374375526
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A picture book about memory, adventure and -- most of all -- Tibet.
$27.50

The Dalai Lama

TBT62
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1998
32
080505443X
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A picture book life of the 14th Dalai Lama.
$24.99

Climbing Everest, Tales of Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Mountain

HML56
Audrey Salkeld (Editor), Jennifer Emmett (Editor)
2003
0792251059
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Six true tales of mountaineering on Everest, for kids 10 and older.
$21.00

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