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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Krakatoa
The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Hardcover      ISBN: 0066212855
Considers the global impact of the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, documenting its cause of an immense tsunami that killed 40,000 people, its impact on the weather for several years, and its role in anti-Western Islamic fundamentalism.

Demystifying Tibet: Unlocking the Secrets of the Land of the Snows
Demystifying Tibet
Unlocking the Secrets of the Land of the Snows
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1566631963
Recounts the history of Tibet, describes how its culture is more similar to that of central Asia than to that of China, and argues that the idea that Tibet is part of China is a relatively new development
The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia
The Great Game
The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia
Paperback      ISBN: 1568360223
Describes the nineteenth-century struggle between Britain and Russia for control of Central Asia
Tales of Tibet: Sky Burials, Prayer Wheels, and Wind Horses
Tales of Tibet
Sky Burials, Prayer Wheels, and Wind Horses
Paperback      ISBN: 0742500535
Vivid images of Tibet spring to life in this landmark book, the first to offer a selection of fiction by Tibetan authors, both men and women, ever published in the English-speaking world. In translation from the original Chinese, contemporary Tibetan and Chinese writers lead us to a numinous land above the clouds. Life, death, love
Sources of Japanese Tradition
Sources of Japanese Tradition
Paperback      ISBN: 0231086040
Examines Japanese thought through the traditions of Shinto, Buddhism, Confucianism, liberalism, nationalism, and socialism from earliest times to the present
My Land and My People: The Original Autobiography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet
My Land and My People
The Original Autobiography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet
Paperback      ISBN: 0446674214
In an inspirational memoir, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader relates his early years, his education, and his struggle to gain his country's freedom from China. Reissue.
The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917
The Anime Encyclopedia
A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917
Paperback      ISBN: 1880656647
The Lost Heart of Asia
The Lost Heart of Asia
Paperback      ISBN: 0060926562
The author shares his impressions of Central Asia and its people, landscapes, and cultures since the breakup of the Soviet Union
The Travels of Marco Polo
The Travels of Marco Polo
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0375758186
The thirteenth-century Italian merchant and explorer recounts his adventures in China and tells how he served as an emissary for Kublai Khan.
Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Soldiers of God
With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Paperback      ISBN: 1400030250
The author relates his time spent with Afghanistan's mujahidin during their fight against Soviet invaders and provides insight into the circumstances that led to the rise of the Taliban.