Tibet: the roof of the world between past and present

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
White Star,
Pub. Date:
c2004.
Language:
English
Description
In the Western imagination Tibet often seems an isolated fortress, outside of time, withdrawn behind the chain of the Himalayas. The author leads the reader through the maze of geographical, geological, mythical, historical, social, and religious details to portray everyday life in Tibet. In the drama of the country's current situation, Tibetan life is split by infinite contradictions where new social realities must be reconciled with ancient traditions, oracles still relay the voices of the mountain gods, and Buddhist monks strenuously defend their religion. Lavish photographs portray an incredible blend of tradition and modernity stretching from remote nomadic tents to the cyber cafés of Lhasa.
More Details
ISBN:
9788854400108
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID f5d6ceeb-06a8-3593-a25f-4135af55ec8d
full_title tibet the roof of the world between past and present
author diemberger maria antonia sironi
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:44AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Diemberger, Maria Antonia Sironi.
author_display Diemberger, Maria Antonia Sironi
available_at_arlington Central
collection_arlington Adult Oversize Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Oversize Nonfiction
display_description
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id f5d6ceeb-06a8-3593-a25f-4135af55ec8d
isbn 9788854400108
item_details ils:.b13164417|.i12197634|Central Adult Oversize Nonfiction|951 DIEMB|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Mar 07, 2016|canov||
itype_arlington Hardback
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 951 DIEMB
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9788854400108
publishDate 2004
record_details ils:.b13164417|Book|Books||English|White Star,|c2004.|223 p. : col. ill. ; 37 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b13164417|.i12197634|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
subject_facet Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Description and travel, Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- History, Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Pictorial works
title_display Tibet : the roof of the world between past and present
title_full Tibet : the roof of the world between past and present / texts by Maria Antonia Sironi Diemberger ; introduction by Kurt Diemberger ; editorial co-ordination ; Guilia Gaida ; graphic design ; Luana Gobbo ; translation ; C.T.M., Milan
title_short Tibet :
title_sub the roof of the world between past and present