Asian History, General
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.
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
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
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.
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.