The Mountains of Tibet

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The Mountains of Tibet by Mordicai Gerstein Summary

After dying, a Tibetan woodcutter is given the choice of going to heaven or living another life anywhere in the universe.

Wisdom of the Mountains

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Wisdom of the Mountains by Colin Stump Summary

A comprehensive guide to the fundamentals of Buddhism, how it specifically evolved in Tibet and the Himalaya, and how it is practised today in Tibet, India, Nepal and Bhutan. Featuring over 300 colour images, maps, and illustrations, this is a good introduction for the general public and travellers to the region.

Mountains of the Middle Kingdom

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Mountains of the Middle Kingdom by Galen A. Rowell Summary

A photographic journey through the mountain regions of China and Tibet profiles the landscape, people, culture, and wildlife of the area

Tibet Wild

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Tibet Wild by George B. Schaller Summary

As one of the world’s leading field biologists, George Schaller has spent much of his life traversing wild and isolated places in his quest to understand and conserve threatened species—from mountain gorillas in the Virunga to pandas in the Wolong and snow leopards in the Himalaya. Throughout his celebrated career, Schaller has spent more time in Tibet than in any other part of the world, devoting more than thirty years to the wildlife, culture, and landscapes that captured his heart and continue to compel him to protect them. Tibet Wild is Schaller’s account of three decades of exploration in the most remote stretches of Tibet: the wide, sweeping rangelands of the Chang Tang and the hidden canyons and plunging ravines of the southeastern forests. As engaging as he is enlightening, Schaller illustrates the daily struggles of a field biologist trying to traverse the impenetrable Chang Tang, discover the calving grounds of the chiru or Tibetan antelope, and understand the movements of the enigmatic snow leopard. As changes in the region accelerated over the years, with more roads, homes, and grazing livestock, Schaller watched the clash between wildlife and people become more common—and more destructive. Thus what began as a purely scientific endeavor became a mission: to work with local communities, regional leaders, and national governments to protect the unique ecological richness and culture of the Tibetan Plateau. Whether tracking brown bears, penning fables about the tiny pika, or promoting a conservation preserve that spans the borders of four nations, Schaller has pursued his goal with a persistence and good humor that will inform and charm readers. Tibet Wild is an intimate journey through the changing wilderness of Tibet, guided by the careful gaze and unwavering passion of a life-long naturalist.

Western Himalaya and Tibet: A Narrative of a Journey Through the Mountains of Northern India During the Years 1847-8

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Across Many Mountains

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Across Many Mountains by Yangzom Brauen Summary

Kusang never thought she would leave Tibet. Growing up in a remote mountain village, she married a monk and gave birth to two children. But then the Chinese army invaded, and their peaceful lives were destroyed forever. Thousands were tortured, prison camps were set up and Kusang's monastery was destroyed. The family were forced to flee across the Himalayas in the depths of winter, battling cold, fear, starvation and exhaustion. It took a month to reach India, where they were then passed from one refugee camp to another, all the while fighting hunger and disease. Kusang's husband and her younger child died, but somehow Kusang and her daughter Sonam survived. In Across Many Mountains Sonam's daughter, Yangzom, born in safety in Switzerland, has written the story of her inspirational mother and grandmother's fight for survival, and their lives in exile. It is an extraordinary story of determination, love and endurance.

To a Mountain in Tibet

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To a Mountain in Tibet by Colin Thubron Summary

Mount Kailas is the most sacred of the world's mountains - holy to one fifth of humanity. Isolated beyond the central Himalayas, its summit has never been scaled, but for centuries the mountain has been ritually circled by Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Colin Thubron joins these pilgrims, after an arduous trek from Nepal, through the high passes of Tibet, to the magical lakes beneath the slopes of Kailas itself. He talks to secluded villagers and to monks in their decaying monasteries; he tells the stories of exiles and of eccentric explorers from the West. Yet, he is also walking on a pilgrimage of his own. Having recently witnessed the death of the last of his family, his trek around the great mountain awakes an inner landscape of love and grief, restoring precious fragments of his own past.

Lost in Tibet

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Lost in Tibet by Richard Starks,Miriam Murcutt Summary

A doomed mission sets five young Americans in a forbidden and hostile land.

White Crane, Lend Me Your Wings

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White Crane, Lend Me Your Wings by Dr Tsewang Yishey Pemba Summary

A posthumous novel by Dr Tsewang Yishey Pemba, the founding father of Tibetan-English literature, White Crane, Lend me your Wings is a historical fiction set in the breathtakingly beautiful Nyarong Valley of the Kham province of Eastern Tibet in the first half of the twentieth century. Dr Pemba skillfully weaves a dazzling tapestry of individual lives and sweeping events creating an epic vision of a country and people during a time of tremendous upheaval. The novel begins with a never-told-before story of a failed Christian mission in Tibet and takes one into the heartland of Eastern Tibet by capturing the zeitgeist of the fierce warrior tribe of Khampas ruled by chieftains. This coming-of-age narrative is a riveting tale of vengeance, warfare and love unfolded through the life story of two young boys and their family and friends. The personal drama gets embroiled in a national catastrophe as China invades Tibet forcing it out of its isolation. Ultimately, the novel delves into themes such as tradition versus modernity, individual choice and freedom, the nature of governance, the role of religion in people’s lives, the inevitability of change and the importance of human values such as loyalty and compassion.

Mountain Geoecology and Sustainable Development of the Tibetan Plateau

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Mountain Geoecology and Sustainable Development of the Tibetan Plateau by Du Zheng,Qingsong Zhang,Shaohong Wu Summary

Intense uplift of the Tibetan Plateau in Late Cenozoic Era is one of the most important events in geological history of the Earth. The plateau offers an ideal region for studying of lithospheric formation and evolution, probing into the mechanism of crustal movement, and understanding of changes in environments and geo-ecosystems in Asia. Intense uplift ofthe plateau resulted in drastic changes of natural environment and apparent regional differentiation on the plateau proper and neighboring regions. The plateau therefore becomes a sensitive area of climate change in Asian monsoon region, which is closely related to the global change. As a special physical unit, its ecosystems occupy a prominent position in the world. Due to its extremely high elevation and great extent, natural types and characteristics of physical landscapes on the plateau are quite different from those in lowlands at comparable latitudes, and environments are also different from those in high latitudinal zones. Consequently, the Tibetan Plateau has been classified as one of three giant physical regions in China and considered as a unique unit on Earth. Scientific surveys and expeditions to the Tibetan Plateau on large scale began from 1950's. Amongst them, a number of comprehensive scientific expeditions to the Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region, Hengduan Mts. areas, Karakorum and Kunlun Mts. regions, as well as the Hoh Xii Mts. areas, have been successively carried out by the Integrated Scientific Expedition to Tibetan Plateau, sponsored by Chinese Academy of Sciences since 1973.

Sorrow Mountain

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Sorrow Mountain by Ani Pachen,Adelaide Donnelley,Richard Gere Summary

A former leader of the Tibetan resistance relates her childhood as the daughter of a Khampa chieftain, her arrest by the Chinese followed by twenty-one years of imprisonment and torture, and her escape to India.

The Shadow of a Flying Bird

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The Shadow of a Flying Bird by Mordicai Gerstein Summary

Moses, at the end of his life, refuses to give up his soul to God, who is forced to take it himself with a single kiss.

A Mountain In Tibet

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A Mountain In Tibet by Charles Allen Summary

Throughout the East there runs a legend of a great mountain at the centre of the world, where four rivers have their source. Charles Allen traces this legend to Western Tibet where there stands Kailas, worshipped by Hindus and Buddhists alike as the home of their gods and the navel of the world. Close by are the sources of four mighty rivers: the sacred Ganges, the Indus, the Sutlej and Tsangpo-Brahmaputra. For centuries Kailas remained an enigma to the outside world. Then a succession of remarkable men took up the challenge of penetrating the hostile, frozen wastelands beyond the Western Himalayas, culminating in the great age of discovery, the final years of the Victorian era. A Mountain in Tibet is an extraordinary story of exploration and high adventure, full of the excitement and colour expected from the author of Plain Tales from the Raj.

Pola's Flower

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Pola's Flower by Diana Lynne Nadeau Summary

Winner of a 2018 Family Choice Award. Pola's Flower is a gentle yet powerful account of a young Tibetan girl's relationship with her grandfather, Pola. Metog-ma and Pola live in the quiet and magical land of Tibet during the time just before the historical government take-over. Pola is a painter of Buddhist scrolls known as thangkas. He tells Metog-ma that thangkas have the potential for giving secret messages to those who meditate on the sacred images. As a seven year old child growing up in a traditional family, Metog-ma recognizes her grandfather's capabilities for penetrating wisdom. And so, she follows Pola everywhere. She asks Pola everything. She listens closely to his words. And she watches as he paints grand landscapes adorned with glorious Buddhas, stately mountains, lush blue lakes, and richly colored lotus flowers. Secretly, she holds her greatest wish: to be able to see the messages hidden in her grandfather's beautiful paintings. With mastery, Pola prepares Metog-ma for impending and grave losses through his art. Sometimes this entails hard lessons, but she follows his every instruction even when faced with strong feelings of fear and sadness. Eventually, like one of Pola's lotus flowers growing out of the muck and mire, Metog-ma stumbles upon a wealth of inner strength and wisdom, aspiring to help others keep that which they love most alive in their hearts. Pola's Flower is absolutely lovely, illustrated by traditionally trained thangka artist, Lobsang Gyatso. Geared toward children of ages 9-12 years, it offers a respectful glimpse of Tibetan life at a time when their culture was untouched by the major historical changes. The story offers wonderful support for children facing major life changes, and provides adults the means to foster compassion and strength as they help their children deal with life experiences. Pola's Flower is a must-have!

Sacred Mountains of China

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Sacred Mountains of China by Ryan Pyle Summary

"You have seen the Television series, now read the book. Join adventurer, photographer and television personality Ryan Pyle, as he spends months exploring and photographing Western Chinas remote Sacred Mountains in an effort to better understand these most sacred Tibetan regions. His human-powered adventure is one of the ages as he explores the remote provinces of Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan."

Seeking the Mountains of Mystery

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Seeking the Mountains of Mystery by Joseph F. Rock Summary

An Expedition On The China-Tibet Frontier To The Unexplored Amnyi Machen Range, One Of Whose Peaks Rivals Everest.

Colliding Continents

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Colliding Continents by Mike Searle Summary

The crash of the Indian plate into Asia is the biggest known collision in geological history, and it continues today. The result is the Himalaya and Karakoram - one of the largest mountain ranges on Earth. The Karakoram has half of the world's highest mountains and a reputation as being one of the most remote and savage ranges of all. In this beautifully illustrated book, Mike Searle, a geologist at the University of Oxford and one of the most experienced field geologists of our time, presents a rich account of the geological forces that were involved in creating these mountain ranges. Using his personal accounts of extreme mountaineering and research in the region, he pieces together the geological processes that formed such impressive peaks.

Across Many Mountains

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Across Many Mountains by Yangzom Brauen Summary

Kusang never thought she would leave Tibet. Growing up in a remote mountain village, she married a monk and gave birth to two children. But then the Chinese army invaded, and their peaceful lives were destroyed forever. Thousands were tortured, prison camps were set up and Kusang's monastery was destroyed. The family were forced to flee across the Himalayas in the depths of winter, battling cold, fear, starvation and exhaustion. It took a month to reach India, where they were then passed from one refugee camp to another, all the while fighting hunger and disease. Kusang's husband and her younger child died, but somehow Kusang and her daughter Sonam survived. In Across Many Mountains Sonam's daughter, Yangzom, born in safety in Switzerland, has written the story of her inspirational mother and grandmother's fight for survival, and their lives in exile. It is an extraordinary story of determination, love and endurance.

Western Himalaya and Tibet a Narrative of a Journey Through the Mountains of Northern India During the Years 1847-8 - the Original Classic Edition

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Western Himalaya and Tibet a Narrative of a Journey Through the Mountains of Northern India During the Years 1847-8 - the Original Classic Edition by Thomas Thomson Summary

Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of Western Himalaya and Tibet A Narrative of a Journey Through the Mountains of Northern India During the Years 1847-8. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Thomas Thomson, which is now, at last, again available to you. Get the PDF and EPUB NOW as well. Included in your purchase you have Western Himalaya and Tibet A Narrative of a Journey Through the Mountains of Northern India During the Years 1847-8 in EPUB AND PDF format to read on any tablet, ereader, desktop, laptop or smartphone simultaneous - Get it NOW. Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside Western Himalaya and Tibet A Narrative of a Journey Through the Mountains of Northern India During the Years 1847-8: Look inside the book: Appointment to a Mission about to proceed to Tibet-Leave Firozpur for Simla-Approach to the Mountains-Appearance of Himalaya from Plains of India-Kalka-Ascent to Kussowlee-Vegetation of Plainward Face-Origin of Kussowlee Ridge-Climate and Vegetation of Kussowlee-Aspect of inner ranges-Road from Kussowlee to Simla-Sabathu-Cross Gambar River-Haripur-Tropical Vegetation of Basin of Gambar-Steep Ascent to Simla-its extent and situation-its Vegetation-Oak-forest-Pines-Flora of Spring Months-of Rainy Season-View from Peak of Jako-Structure of Mountain Ranges1 ...Appointment to a Mission about to proceed to Tibet-Leave Firozpur for Simla-Approach to the Mountains-Appearance of Himalaya from Plains of India-Kalka-Ascent to Kussowlee-Vegetation of Plainward Face-Origin of Kussowlee Ridge-Climate and Vegetation of Kussowlee-Aspect of inner ranges-Road from Kussowlee to Simla-Sabathu-Cross Gambar River-Haripur-Tropical Vegetation of Basin of Gambar-Steep Ascent to Simla-its extent and situation-its Vegetation-Oak-forest-Pines-Flora of Spring Months-of Rainy Season-View from Peak of Jako-Structure of Mountain Ranges.