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Tibet: The World's Highest Trek

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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Godfather of Kathmandu

TLD93
John Burdett
Alfred Knopf
2011
320
140009707X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Sonchai Jitpleecheep, the tenacious Thai police detective, is put to the test as both a cop and as a Buddhist in Burdett's latest, wickedly entertaining mystery, fourth in the series.
$14.95

The Lord of Death

TBT131
Eliot Pattison
Soho Press
2010
384
156947642X
PAPER
Mystery
6/1/2009
0
0
0
0
Exiled Beijing investigator Shan Tao Yun has his hands full when he happens upon an overturned bus (full of suddenly freed Tibetan monks) -- and two women shot -- on the slopes of Mt. Everest. The exceptional sixth installment of Eliot Pattison's series, all featuring Shan Tao Yun in Tibet.
$14.00

Birds of Nepal

NPL40
Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp, Tim Inskipp
Princeton University Press
2016
336
1472905717
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Covering all 800 species of birds occurring in Nepal, this book features vivid color plates. Text and illustrations are integrated on facing pages for easy reference in the field.
$50.00

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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

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

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

Prisoners of Shangri-La, Tibetan Buddhism and the West

TBT42
Donald S. Lopez Jr.
University of Chicago Press
1999
284
0226493113
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly history of western myth-making and romance over the question of Tibet. Lopez, a leading scholar of Tibetan Buddhism, reveals a complex country and its spiritual history in this scholarly analysis.
$18.00

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

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

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

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