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1 Choedon, Yeshi; Norbu, Dawa Tibet
8174370943 / 9788174370945; The very mention of Tibet evokes in the mind of the reader the image of a nation perilously situated in a geo-political matrix caught in the crossfire of history. However, this book reaches beyond immediate history to narrate Tibet's fascinating story of multiple traditions overlaid with legend, folklore, religious ceremony and festivals, and a natural beauty which leaves onlookers breathless. The history of the periods prior to and following the emergence of a theocratic polity, permeating every aspect of society in a world increasingly marked by the declining influence of religion, are some of the themes skillfully woven into this book. Tibetan life, culture and society are revealed through outstanding photographs on the "roof of the world. " The illustrations provide that rich synthesis of history, tradition and popular memory with everyday fables and symbolisms which make the country come alive. Pictorial cover.; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Heian Intl Pub Co
Torrance, California, U. S. A., 1998, 
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Photographs; 
001521; 
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2 De Vries, Clare Of Cats and Kings
1582342075 / 9781582342078; Fed up with looking for the perfect man, Clare de Vries sets off with a more achievable goal in mind - to find the perfect cat. In the sequal to I & Claudius - Clare de Vries' journey across the USA with her beloved brown Burmese - our heroine travels through Burma and Thailand in search of a replacement for her dearly departed Claudius. Veering from nasty dives to luxurious spas and dodging lecherous cat breeders and ruthless elephant traders, Clare learns the basic tenets of Buddhism, receives a liberal dousing at the annual Thingyan celebrations, and learns the history of the precious Siamese/Burmese cats and the royals who nurtured them. She comes up against a monastery of jumping cats in Inle, and a profusion of nats at Mount Popa, but it isn't until she arrives at a remote temple in Thailand that she discovers what she's been seeking: The perfect kittens. All she has to do is give a donation to the monk who owns them - or so she thinks. If you've ever fallen under a cat's spell, you'll love this book. 305 pages. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2002, First American Edition
Softcover
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001544; 
Price: 7.82 USD
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