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Treasures of the thunder dragon : a portrait of Bhutan, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck

Label
Treasures of the thunder dragon : a portrait of Bhutan
Title
Treasures of the thunder dragon
Title remainder
a portrait of Bhutan
Statement of responsibility
Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan - or Druk Yul, the Land of the Thunder Dragon - is often described as the last Shangri La. A country of pristine forests and flower-filled alpine valleys, dotted with imposing dzongs (fortresses) and serene monasteries, Bhutan has also captured the world's imagination with its unique philosophy of governance, which measures the country's progress and development through gross national happiness rather than gross domestic product. Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck's portrait of her country is a captivating blend of personal memoir, history, folklore and travelogue. It provides intimate insights into Bhutanese culture and society and vivid glimpses of life in its villages, monasteries and palaces. Her engaging account of her childhood also tells a larger story - that of Bhutan's rapid transition from a medieval kingdom cut off from the outside world to a vibrant modern democracy. The author also reveals Bhutan's 'hidden treasures', discovered during her arduous journeys on foot to the remotest corners of her country, from obscure highland hamlets in the shadow of great Himalayan peaks to rainforests that are among the world's richest biodiversity hotspots"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS491.5
LC item number
.A84 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck
  • Queens
  • Bhutan
Label
Treasures of the thunder dragon : a portrait of Bhutan, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Growing up with Bhutan. The village on Treasure Hill ; Annual rites and festivals ; Horseback journeys ; A house is consecrated -- The way we are. Sacred landscapes ; The hot springs of Dunmang ; "I have been here before" ; Dzongs and chortens -- People and places. Pilgrimage in Paro ; Hidden paradise ; La ya! ; Heavenly lakes ; The valleys of the Brokpas ; Bulls with blazing horns and other vignettes
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Rev. & updated.
Extent
xii, 218 p., [20] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670086344
LC acquisition program
I-E-2012-337148; 67-11
Lccn
^^2012337148
Note
Gift of Michael Givel in Memory of Sherwin and Lois Givel.
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881474916
  • (OCoLC)ocn881474916
Label
Treasures of the thunder dragon : a portrait of Bhutan, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Growing up with Bhutan. The village on Treasure Hill ; Annual rites and festivals ; Horseback journeys ; A house is consecrated -- The way we are. Sacred landscapes ; The hot springs of Dunmang ; "I have been here before" ; Dzongs and chortens -- People and places. Pilgrimage in Paro ; Hidden paradise ; La ya! ; Heavenly lakes ; The valleys of the Brokpas ; Bulls with blazing horns and other vignettes
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Rev. & updated.
Extent
xii, 218 p., [20] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670086344
LC acquisition program
I-E-2012-337148; 67-11
Lccn
^^2012337148
Note
Gift of Michael Givel in Memory of Sherwin and Lois Givel.
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881474916
  • (OCoLC)ocn881474916

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