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Aama in America: A Pilgrimage of the Heart
by Broughton Coburn
Paperback (April )
Anchor Books; ISBN: 0385474180
Sequel to Nepali Aama.

Agile Hands and Creative Minds: A Bibliography of Textile traditions in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Srilanka
by Donald Clay Johnson
Listed under Textile Arts

Annapurna
Maurice Herzog. 
A mountaineering classic about the scaling of the first 8000m mountain to be climbed.
Listed under Mountaineering

Berlitz 00 Nepal : Pocket Guide (Berlitz Pocket Guides)
Paperback - 144 pages Pocket edition (December )
Berlitz Travel Guide; ISBN: 2831572231

The Challenge to Democracy in Nepal
by T. Louise Brown
Publisher: Routledge;

The Democratic Transition in Nepal
by Ramjee P. Parajulee
Book Description This comprehensive analysis provides a thorough and balanced treatment of the emergence of a democratic polity in Nepal. Drawing on original survey data, Ramjee P. Parajulee analyzes the role of external forces in the transition process and the barriers to consolidating democracy. The author argues that a favorable external environment and the changing policies of outside actors influenced the perceptions and behavior of internal political forces, thus contributing to democratization efforts. Yet despite positive signs, the consolidation effort faces political, economic, and sociocultural roadblocks that will continue to hamper Nepal's development.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing;

Culture Shock!: Nepal
by Jon Burbank (Editor)
Paperback: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
ISBN: 1558680764; (February 1992)

A Guide to the Birds of Nepal
See under Indian Birds

K2 : The 1939 Tragedy
by Andrew J. Kaufman, William L. Putnam
Listed under Mountaineering

High Religion : A Cultural and Political History of Sherpa Buddhism
Sherry B. Ortner
(Paperback) 1989
Special Order

In the Himalayas : Journeys Through Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan
by Jeremy Bernstein
(Paperback -- May )

The Jewelry of Nepal
by Hannelore Gabriel
Listed under Antique Jewelry

Kings, Soldiers, and Priests: Nepalese Politics and the Rise of Jang Bahadur Rana, 1830-1857
by John Whelpton
Publisher: South Asia Books; (May 1992)

The King of Nepal
by Joseph R. Pietri
Book Description High adventure hashish smuggling through the Kingdom of Nepal. Royal Family involvement in drug trade. Effects of American foreign drug policy on countries of Southeast Asia in particular Nepal.
Publisher: Joseph R. Pietri; 28 Black & White Photos edition (June 7, )

Land of the Gorkhas, Or The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal
by W.B. Northy
Publisher: Laurier Books Ltd; (August 1, )

Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya (8th Ed)
by Stan Armington
(Paperback)
 

Nepal (Lonely Planet Nepal)
Nepal (Lonely Planet Nepal)
by Bradley Mayhew, Lindsay Brown, Wanda Vivequin
Paperback from Lonely Planet Publications
 
Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya, Eighth Edition
Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya, Eighth Edition
by Stan Armington
Paperback from Lonely Planet
 
Massacre at the Palace: The Doomed Royal Dynasty of Nepal
by Jonathan Gregson
On the evening of June 1, 2001, during an intimate gathering of Nepal's royal family, Crown Prince Dipendra opened fire with automatic weapons inside Kathmandu's royal palace, killing his parents -- the king and queen -- his siblings, five other close relatives, and ultimately himself. It was the bloodiest, most complete massacre of any royal family ever recorded and the most horrifying event in the history of the Shah Dynasty, which had ruled Nepal over 10 generations.
Hardcover: 256 pages
Talk Miramax Books; ISBN: 0786868783;
 
Medicine for Mountaineering & Other Wilderness Activities
by James A Wilkerson
Describes many of the medical problems typically encountered in Nepal
Listed under Mountaineering

Nepal Phrasebook
by Mary-Jo O'Rourke and Bimal Man Shrestha
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Nepali for Trekkers
by Stephen Bezruchka. Includes a tape.

Reflections on Change in Himalayan Nepal
James F Fisher. 
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1990

Road Construction in the Nepal Himalaya
Urs Schaffner. ICIMOD 1987
Special Order

Sherpas through their Rituals
Sherry Ortner. Cambridge UP 1978

The Snow Leopard
by Peter Matthiessen

Tibetan Portrait : The Power of Compassion
by Phil Borges (Photographer)
Text by the Dalai Lama
Listed under Tibet

Travelers' Tales Nepal
by Rajendra Khadka (Editor), Raj B. Khadka (Editor)
Travel Editor's Recommended Book
The Travelers' Tales series has just gotten better. Not only are there 37 stories from a variety of writers (including Jamling Tenzing, Jan Moris, Peter Matthiessen, Meg Noonan, and Jimmy Carter) on topics ranging from earthquakes and tigers to climbing Mt. Everest and butchering a goat, there's also a chapter of practical information. The book tells when the wildflowers bloom in the Himalayas, when the lower valleys are most pleasant, and when the monsoons rage. It presents the necessary details about visas, trekking permits, transportation, and health. It covers time, money, holidays, and cultural etiquette, plus a glossary, important contacts, and an imposing list of suggested reading. Nepal is just as rewarding as always, but now it's easier to prepare. Amazon.com
Paperback - 398 pages 1 Ed edition
Travelers' Tales Inc; ISBN: 1885211147

Trekking in the Annapurna Region
by Bryn Thomas

Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya
by Stan Armington - Lonely Planet 7th Edition
The most complete guide to trekking routes in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal : A Traveler's Guide
by Stephen Bezruchka M. D. 
1997 edition, Cordee, UK/The Mountaineers, USA

The Trekking Peaks of Nepal
Bill O'Conner
Paperback (October 1989)
Mountaineers Books; ISBN: 0898866766

Video Night in Kathmandu
by Pico Iyer Natural History & Culture
 

The Violet Shyness of Their Eyes : Notes from Nepal
by Barbara J. Scot
More than just a travel-jaunt memoir, The Violet Shyness of Their Eyes is a feminist's view of the women of Nepal. Whether trekking in the Himalayas or exploring Katmandu, Scot watches and contemplates the Nepalese treatment of little girls, mothers, and old women, and her observations offer both a perceptive work of cultural anthropology and a riveting travel tale.
--Stephanie Gold - Amazon.com
Paperback - 270 pages (November 1993)
Calyx Books; ISBN: 0934971358
 
Where There is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook
by David Werner.
Possibly the most widely used medical reference book in the world - it has been translated into 80 languages.

At the Top of the World: Let's Travel to Nepal Together (Windows on the World)
by Jeannette P. Windham
(Paperback)

Trekking and Climbing in Nepal (Trekking & Climbing Guides)
by Steve Razzetti, Steve Razetti
(Paperback)
  Improving Irrigation Governance and Management in Nepal
by Ganesh P. Shivakoti (Editor), Elinor Ostrom (Editor)
(Paperback)

Governing Irrigation Systems in Nepal: Institutions, Infrastructure, and Collective Action
by Wai Fung Lam
(Paperback)

Annapurna, First Conquest of an 8000-Meter Peak : (26,493 Feet)
by Maurice Herzog, et al
(Paperback)

Popular Buddhist Texts from Nepal: Narratives and Rituals of Newar Buddhism
by Todd T. Lewis
(Paperback)

Arresting God in Kathmandu
by Samrat Upadhyay 
(Paperback)

Everest : The History of the Himalayan Giant
by Roberto Mantovani, et al
(Hardcover)
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People Within a Landscape : A Collection of Images of Nepal
by Bert Willison, et al
(Hardcover - May 1992)

Devotion and Desire-Art from India, Tibet, and Nepal : The John and Berthe Ford Collection
by Pratapaditya Pal (Editor)
(Hardcover)

Art of the Himalayas : Treasures from Nepal and Tibet
by Pratapaditya Pal, Valrae Reynolds (Contributor)
(Hardcover - December 1991)

Three Kingdoms on the Roof of the World: Bhutan, Nepal, Ladakh
by Robert Z. Apte
(Hardcover)

The World of the Dalai Lama : An Inside Look at His Life, His People, and His Vision
by Gill Farrer-Halls
Listed under Tibet

Massacre at the Palace: The Doomed Royal Dynasty of Nepal
by Jonathan Gregson
Hardcover: 255 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.98 x 9.50 x 6.38
Publisher: Miramax; ;
ISBN: 0786868783

Bahadur Shah: The Regent of Nepal
by Bhadra Ratna Bajracharya.
Publisher: South Asia Books; 1 edition (June 1, 1992)

Royal Nepal - A Political History
by Ram Rahul
Publisher: South Asia Books; 1 edition (March 1, )

Nepal Internal Politics and Its Constitution
by S. K. Chaturvedi
Publisher: South Asia Books; 2 edition (February 1, 1993)

Trekking in Nepal, West Tibet, and Bhutan
Hugh Swift. Hodder & Stoughton, UK 1989. 
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Stones of Silence: Journeys in the Himalaya
by George B. Schaller
An account of the trek with Peter Mathiessen.
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Trekking in the Everest Region
by Jamie McGuinness
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Trekking in Nepal
Comprehensively covers all of Nepal's 6000m peaks.
Toru Nakano. Yama-Kei Publishers, Japan 1984 and Allied Publishers, India 1985
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Lonely Planet Nepal (4th Ed)
by Hugh Finlay, Richard Everist, Tony Wheeler
Paperback - 416 pages 4th edition
Lonely Planet; ISBN: 0864427042
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Lonely Planet Nepal (Nepal, 5th Ed)
by Hugh Finlay, et al
This completely updated guide contains excellent trekking information (including advice for those planning to trek with children), extensive background on people and cultures, and essential pretrip guidance, including tips on being an ecologically sound traveler. Sidebar highlights: short overviews of a festival calendar, the Dhyani Buddhas, one traveler's account of a Nepalese bus ride, antiques, and the gods of Nepal. --Kathryn True Amazon.com
(Paperback)
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Nepali Aama: Life Lessons of a Himalayan Woman
by Broughton Coburn. 
A US Peace Corps volunteer's encounters with an elderly Gurung woman.
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See also the sequel, Aama in America.

East of Lo Monthang: In the Land of Mustang
by Peter Matthiessen & Thomas Laird
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In Exile from the Land of Snows
The Dalai Lama and Tibet Since the Chinese Conquest
John Avedon
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