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Nepal

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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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 and culture of the Himalayas.
$17.00

Trekking Nepal, A Traveler's Guide

NPL10
Stephen Bezruchka
Mountaineers
2011
448
0898866138
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

Nepal Adventure Map

NPL82
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2013
1
1566956536
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A waterproof, tear-resistant map of Nepal at a scale of 1:625,000. Includes detailed elevations and the locations of natural attractions.
$11.95

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

Lonely Planet Nepali Phrasebook

NPL62
Mary-Jo O'Rourke (Editor)
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
260
1743211902
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A palm-sized guide to pronunciation, grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

Shangri-la: A Practical Guide to the Himalayan Dream

HML84
Michael Buckley
Bradt Publications
2008
191
1841622044
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With marvelous chapters on the many meanings and myths surrounding Shangri-La, Buckley's practical guide covers the contenders for this mythical Himalayan paradise in Southwest China, Tibet, Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. With many maps and color photographs.
$25.99

Mangoes & Curry Leaves, Culinary Travels Through the Great Subcontinent

IDA320
Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid
Workman Publishing Company
2005
416
1579652522
HARD COVER
Food
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
In this latest book the roving, food-loving authors (Hot Sour Salty Sweet, Item SEA80) travel the seven countries of the Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, collecting not only 200 recipes but also engaging tales of the people, history and adventures. With color photographs of food and places throughout.
$50.00

Adventures With the Buddha, A Buddhism Reader

REL12
Jeffery Paine (Editor)
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
410
0393327469
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Paine chooses nine influential 19th and 20th century western adventurers and their travels in China, Tibet, Nepal and India for this riveting tale of religion, adventure and enlightenment.
$24.95

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

On the Grand Trunk Road, A Journey into South Asia

ASA69
Steve Coll
Penguin Putnam
2008
320
0143115197
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist travels through the tumultuous lands of South Asia -- India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Afghanistan in insightful account, originally published in 1994.
$18.00

Power Places of Kathmandu: Hindu and Buddhist Holy Sites in the Sacred Valley of Nepal

NPL12
Keith Dowman, Kevin Bubriski (Photographer)
Inner Traditions
1995
130
089281540X
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This handsome book by two authorities on art and architecture documents the most significant spiritual sites along the pilgrimage route in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur.
$39.95

Snake Lake

NPL75
Jeff Greenwald
Counterpoint
2010
384
1582436495
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A touching memoir by journalist Greenwald who returns to his old haunts in Kathmandu during the Maoist uprising. He struggles to balance his journeying with obligations to his depressed brother back home in the United States.
$15.95

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

Above All Things

HML133
Tanis Rideout
Berkley Books
2014
405
0425268144
PAPER
Literature
2/4/2014
0
0
0
0
A heartfelt and well-researched novel focusing on George Mallory’s third fatal attempt at climbing Mount Everest. Rideout brings to life Mallory’s struggles as well as those of his wife, Ruth.
$16.00

Arresting God in Kathmandu

NPL61
Samrat Upadhyay
Lightning Source
2001
191
0618043713
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This collection of stories explores the nature of desire and spirituality in modern Nepali society.
$14.95

Buddha's Orphans

NPL71
Samrat Upadhyay
Mariner Books
2011
448
0618517502
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This novel by Samrat Upadhyay (Arresting God in Kathmandu) sets Nepal’s political upheaval as a backdrop to the love story of Raja, an orphan boy, and Nilu, a daughter of privilege. Their story transports readers across generations and explores family connections.
$23.95

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 No Right Angles

NPL60
Daphne Beal
Doubleday
2008
278
0307388069
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Beal evokes the grit of Kathmandu and the emotional intricacies of trying to do good in the world in this tale of a young American student abroad, an older expat and a young village woman whose life they change forever.
$13.95

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

The Soul of the Rhino

NPL59
Hemanta R. Mishra
Lyons Press
2009
256
1599218003
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Mishra writes of his long career in conservation and particularly his work with the endangered Asian rhino at Royal Chitwan, in this absorbing memoir, marvelously subtitled: "A Nepali Adventure With Kings and Elephant Drivers, Billionaires and Bureaucrats, Shamans and Scientists."
$16.95

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

Photographic Guide to Birds of the Himalayas

HML31
Bikram Grewal
Ralph Curtis Publishing
2017
144
1472938267
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.
$16.00

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

High Adventure

NPL48
Sir Edmund Hillary
Oxford University Press
2003
245
0195167341
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A classic of 20th-century mountaineering, this 50th anniversary edition of young Hillary's personal account of his historic ascent of Everest, written the heady days after the celebrated climb, includes a new preface by the author and black-and-white photos. Hillary modestly attributes his success to "a goodly share of imagination and plenty of energy."
$19.95

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

Himalaya, Personal Stories of Grandeur, Challenge and Hope on the Roof of the World

HML78
Broughton Coburn (Editor), Richard C. Blum (Editor), Erica Stone (Editor)
National Geographic
2006
256
0792261925
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This beautifully photographed overview of the geology, history and people of the Himalayas includes contributions by several National Geographic photographers, introductions by Jimmy Carter and the Dalai Lama, and an afterward by Sir Edmund Hillary.
$35.00

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.
$35.95

Into the Silence

HML101
Wade Davis
Vintage Books
2011
656
0375408894
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
In this thrilling portrait of George Mallory and fellow climbers, Davis vividly recreates Britain’s heroic attempts to scale Everest in the 1920s, putting the whole enterprise into the context of World War I and British Imperial ambitions.
$17.95

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

Culture Smart! Nepal

NPL81
Tessa Feller
Kuperard
2008
168
1857334582
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$9.95

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