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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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Essential Reading Package-EXHML74

Item EXHML74. 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
0
0
0
0
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
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

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
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

India North Map

IDA124
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2013
2
3865740375
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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
0
0
0
0
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
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

Bradt Travel Guide Kashmir

HML129
Max Lovell-Hoare
Bradt Publications
2014
248
1841623962
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Max and Sophie Lovell-Hoare focus on the Buddhist palaces, mountain treks and spectacular scenery of not only Kashmir but also neighboring Ladakh and Zanskar.
$27.99

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

Capital, The Eruption of Delhi

IDA698
Rana Dasgupta
Penguin Putnam
2014
496
1594204470
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A fascinating look at sweeping economic changes in Delhi. Dasgupta examines how the influx of wealth into the city has spawned excess and gangsterism.
$28.95

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

IDA06
William Dalrymple
Penguin Putnam
2003
350
0142001007
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
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
0
0
0
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
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

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

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

Birds of India

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

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

More Books

Trekking in Ladakh

HML25
Charlie Loram
Trailblazer
2004
288
1873756755
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A practical guide to trekking in this remote enclave, this book includes 50 maps, route descriptions, an overview of Leh and a section of color photographs.
$19.95

Worth Looking For

Concise Flowers of the Himalaya

HML17
Oleg Polunin, Adam Stainton
Oxford University Press
1998
424
019564414X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
A condensed version of the classic Flowers of the Himalayas featuring the same 700 color photographs and 315 line drawings but with shorter descriptive information.
$25.00

Crafts of Kasmir, Jammu & Ladakh

HML27
Jaya Jaitly
Abbeville Publishing Group
1990
227
1558591168
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
A gorgeous introduction to the diversity of crafts, people and societies of High Asia.
$45.00

Alchi, Ladakh's Hidden Buddhist Sanctuary : The Sumtsek

HML114
Roger Goepper
Serindia
1996
286
0906026385
BOXED
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
1
Besides the profoundly esoteric Buddhist character of the murals of Sumtsek, beautifully reproduced in color, which culminate in the splendid mandalas of the upper storeys, there are tantalizing representations of kings and queens, princes and princesses.
$0.00