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Something Hidden Behind the Ranges: A Himalayan Quest
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Something Hidden Behind the Ranges: A Himalayan Quest

By Taylor-Ide, Daniel

San Francisco: Mercury House, 1995. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. First Edition. xi, 298, [ix] pp, map, ecozone cross-section, headpieces and many monochrome illustrations from photograaphs, Acknowledgments, Introduction, Postscript, Notes, About the author, Preserve Yeti Habitat. 8vo/23cm. A search for the yeti with a wider thrust. Daniel Taylor-Ide founded the Woodlands Mountain Institute for sustainable development and is President of Future Generations, Inc., a total technology provider company..

$17.60

Kathmandu & the Kingdom of Nepal
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Kathmandu & the Kingdom of Nepal

By Raj, Prakash A.

South Yarra, Australia & Berkeley CA: Lonely Planet Publications, 1985. Book. Illus. by Photgraphs by Tony Wheeler. Fine. Soft cover. Fifth Edition (1976). Introduction, many maps and illustrtions (from drawings, cartoons and photographs--b/w & color), booklist, glossary and index. 12mo/ 18.5cm. Paper. Fine. Prakash A. Raj is a Nepali who published his first guidebook in 1973. and has published more than two dozen others on Nepali subjects..

$11.73

The Violet Shyness of Their Eyes: Notes from Nepal
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The Violet Shyness of Their Eyes: Notes from Nepal

By Scot, Barbara J.

Corvallis, Oregon: Calyx Books, 1993. Book. Illus. by Cover and book design by Cheryl McLean & Micki Reaman. Fine. Soft cover. Second Edition. [xii], 270, [iv] pp, 2 maps, Acknowledgments, many monochrome illustrations from photographs, glossary. 8vo/23cm. Paper, internally fine. NF. ALS (Signed author letter) laid in dated Oct 11, 1994 to a "Janice" thanking her for a sketch of Nepal and suggesting she come to Oregon to sketch there; speaks also of the struggle of women in her own family and in the wider society. A good travel book with a feminist perspective and emphasis on the role and condition of the women of Nepal. Barbara J. Scot (1942- ) is an avid climber, hiker and naturalist with several books to her credit..

$24.44

The Kathmandu Valley

By Sanday, John

Lincolnwood, Illinois: Passport Books, 1995. Book. Illus. by Patrick Troch and Bai Yiliang. NF. Soft cover. First Edition. 200pp,, Preface, 8 maps, profusely illustrated in color photographs and monochrome drawings, Appendices, Recommended Reading, Index. 8vo/20.5cm. Heavy paper. NF. An excellent introduction to Nepal. John Sanday is a British architect who has lived in Nepal for almost forty years and famous there for his supervision of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace restoration in the 1970s. He is Chairman of the Global Heritage Fund for Asia-Pacific and one of the leading architectural conservators in Asia. He was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth for his contributions to world conservation..

$24.44

State Magazine. No. 416 (July/August 1998)

By Goodman, Carl., Editor

Washington, D. C.: U.S. Department of State, 1998. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 64pp, maany photo illustrations, some drawings, 8 articles and various news items and notices. 4to 28cm. Pictorial cover, light soil, internally fine. The State Department house organ. Feature article on Foreign Service 'Post of the Month', Kathmandu, Nepal, by Micaela Schwieitzer, pages 14-20 with a further article on page 21 on USIS Kathmandu by Phillip Hoffmann, USIS Public Affairs Officer.Other features include articles on foreign building operations, public service recognitions, the complications of international marriage for State employees, counterintelligence concerns, economics and the foreign service and NATO enlargment..

$11.73

The Wildest Dreams of Kew: A Profile of Nepal

By Bernstein, Jeremy

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1971. Book. Illus. by Photographs by Claude Jaccoux. Very Good. Hardcover. First Printing. 186pp, 16 pages of photographs (some in color), selected bibliography, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Blue cloth gilt, small stain head of back board from damp stain of dj, both otherwise clean, tight and very good. Account of a trip to this small Himalayan kingdom by an unusually skilled writer. Jeremy Bernstein (1929- ) was a professor of physics who also wrote for the New Yorker which sponsored this trip to Nepal. He is described in the Encylopaedia Brittanica as, "American physicist, educator and writer, widely known for the clarity of his writing for lay readers on the major issues of modern physics." Yakushi B139..

$9.78

Nepal

By Anderson, John Gottberg, Editor with Hans Johannes Hoefer and Lisa Van Gruisen

Hong Kong: Apa Productions (HK) Ltd, 1983. Book. Illus. by Cartography by Gunter Nelles; Photos by H.J. Hoefer, Wm.Wassman & W. Andreae. Fine. Soft cover. Insight Guides Series. First Edition. 349pp, 13 maps, profusely illustrated with b/w and color photographs (many full or double-paged, index. 8vo/22.5cm. A thorough-going guide to this exotic Himalayan kingdom. Pictorial card wrappers, light wear, internally fine. A book conceived and executed by an international team of writers, photographers and others over a period of fifteen years..

$9.78

Nepal Phrasebook

By Meinhold, Margit and Prakash A. Raj

Victoria, Australia: Lonely Planet, 1984. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. First Edition. 62, [ii] pp, text illustrations. 24mo/13cm. Paper, light wear, 2 former owner names, otherwise clean, tight and very good. A useful pocket sized book. Margit Meinhold has written, or been involved in writint with others, two similar books--for Sinhalese and Indonesian. Prakash A. Raj (1943- ) has written more than a dozen books on Nepal and Nepalese subjects..

$9.78

A Short History of Nepal

By Thapa, Netra B.

Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar, 1981. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 5th revised and enlarged edition [ca 1951]. xi, 188pp, 5 appendices, bibliography. 8vo/22.5cm. Brown cloth gilt, shelf wear only in chipped and creased dj, previous owner name, otherwise clean, tight and very good. Wood p. 35 references 1951 edition..

$14.66

The Mountain Is Young

By Han Suyin

London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. First Edition. Marbled paper-covered boards, silver lettering, light rubbing at extremities, in dj printed for this book on both sides--back flap missing, internally clean, tight and very good. A love story set in Nepal. Han Suyin is the pen name of Elizabeth Comber born Rosalie Elizabeth Kuangho Chow (1917- ). Trained as a physician she has written many novels as well as autobiographical works and historical studies. Her novel, Love Is A Many Splendored Thing, was made into a motion picture. The double printed dj is very unusual..

$13.69

The Fabulous Flemings of Kathmandu: The Story of Two Doctors in Nepal

By Fletcher, Grace Nies

New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1964. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 219pp, map, 12 photo illustrations. 8vo/21cm. Blue cloth gilt, light rubbing top edge, few small spots head of front board in rubbed and edgeworn dj, previous owner name on front pastedown, otherwise internally fine. An American doctor, Bethel Fleming was a founding member of the United Mission to Nepal, an interdenominational organization, and the first Western physician allowed to practice in Nepal, and her ornithologist husband, Robert Leland Fleming (1905- ) return to Nepal and establish its first modern hospital, Shanta Bhawan. Grace Nies Fletcher (1895-1991) was a professional writer with a dozen books to her credit. Yakushi F81a..

$9.78

The Violet Shyness of Their Eyes: Notes from Nepal
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The Violet Shyness of Their Eyes: Notes from Nepal

By Scot, Barbara J.

Corvallis, Oregon: Calyx Books, 1993. Book. Fine. Soft cover. [vii], 270, [iv]pp, 3 maps, more than 50 illustrations from monochrome photographs, glossary, list of photographs, author bio, publisher list. 8vo/23cm. Paper, light wear, internally fine. An oriental travel tale from a woman's point of view: "We have all grown up with those mighty male travel memoirs: tales of the great white father as he makes his way around the world, devouring much of it in the name of civilization or progress or simply 'natural' ownership." This is an antithesis. Barbara Scot (1942- ) is a writer from the American Mid-west with several books to her name..

$9.78

Nepal and the World. Foreword by B.P. Koirala

By Shaha, Rishikesh

Kathmandu: Nepali Congress Party, 1955. Book. Fine. Soft cover. N.d. (ca.1955). Second Edition. 54pp. 8vo/21.5cm. Printed green wrappers, light soil, internally fine. A statement of the basic elements that should determine Nepal's foreign policy. Rishikesh Shaha (1925-2002) was one of the founders of the Nepali Congress Party. He was sometimes referred to as Nepal's 'scholar-statesman'. B.P. Koirala (1914-1982) was Nepal's first democratically elected Prime Minister but was deposed and imprisoned by the King and spent most of the rest of his life in prison or in exile..

$9.78

Peoples of Nepal Himalaya: Scientific Results of the Japanese Expedition to Nepal Himalaya, 1952-1953. Volume III

By Kihara, H., Editor with G.Nagao, J. Kawakita, Y. Huzioka, S. Nakao and S. Kitamura

Kyoto: Fauna and Flora Research Society, Kyoto University, 1957. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. [viii], v, 425, 1l, vii,38, 4 pp, Preface by G. Nagao, Ethno-Geographical Observations.... by J. Kawakita; Report on Results of Rorschach Test by Y. Huzioka; Transmittance of Cultivated Plants via Sino-Himalayan Route by S. Nakao; Supplements & Corrections for Plants and Ferns in Vol.I by S. Kitamura; Editor's Postscript; Appendices; 2 Indices., more than two hundred figures (including maps, tables and charts). 4to/26cm. Blue cloth, shelf wear only, in slightly edgeworn dj with some fading, internally fine. VG+/G+.Yakushi K 64..

$92.86

Exploring Mysterious Kathmandu

By Hoag, Katharine

Kathmandu: Avalok Publishers & Distributors, 1978. Book. Illus. by Artwork by K. Karmacharya. Fine. Soft cover. Second Edition. [ix], 75, [vii] pp, 4 maps, many illustrations, author bio. 8vo/21.5cm. Pictorial yellow wrappers, 3 small closed breaks on or near spine, light soil, internally fine. A general guidebook. Yakushi H209..

$16.62

Nepal, Land of Mystery: Adventures in Burma China India and the Kingdom of Nepal

By Davis, Hassoldt

London: Robert Hale Limited, 1942. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 345pp, 24 b/w photo illustrations. 8vo/22cm. Brown cloth, slightly rubbed at extremities, hinge paper cracked, 1/4" erasure split on title page, several text sections of slightly darker (cheaper?) paper (possibly wartime measure?), otherwise clean and very good. Overall Good. The story of the Denis-Roosevelt Asiatic Expedition of 1939-40. Hassoldt Davis (1907- 1959), travel writer and adventurer served as writer and photographer for Leila (Roosevelt) and Armand Denis on their expedition. He wrote many other books about his travels. Wood p.11; Yakushi D63 (b)..

$13.69