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My Tibet, Text by his Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet Hardcover – August 28, 1990


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 162 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; First Edition edition (August 28, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520071093
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520071094
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 9.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #611,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Some partnerships seem to produce particularly felicitous results. Such is the case with this effort, a brilliant combination of Rowell's photographs of a much-loved country he has visited often and the Dalai Lama's sensitive commentary on his homeland. Both are so pleasing that it is impossible to praise one over the other. Both men speak from their hearts, to great effect. The Dalai Lama, the political and spiritual leader in exile of the Tibetan people, is the winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize. Rowell's work for National Geographic and his books such as Mountain Light have won him a wide following. Highly recommended.
- Mary Morgan Smith, Northland P.L.,Pittsburgh
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"A sumptuous and touching glimpse of his country and people." -- Paul Jordan-Smith, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"In decades to come this remarkable volume may well qualify as one of the most beautiful and important publications of the 20th century." -- Virginia Quarterly Review

"In the opinion of the Snow Lion editors, this is one of the most important books to appear on Tibet. The combination of Galen's 118 stunning photographs with the words of His Holiness both describing the scenes and discussing various aspects of Tibetan life make this a truly fabulous book." -- Snow Lion Newsletter

"Mr. Rowell is an artist-adventurer, a risk-taking athlete, and, more than all that, a sensitive observer of people, animals and plants, who brings to the mountains a sense of history and a reporter's eye for human detail." -- Raymond Sokolov, The Wall Street Journal

"Rowell has caught the natural beauty of that nation as no other photographer has done before. . . . [His] photographs, whether of nomads or the abundant animal life or landscapes and town scenes, reveal changes but they also underscore the idea found in the Dalai Lama's comments on each one (that there are hidden and enduring truths to be found here." -- Rembert G. Weakland, New York Times Book Review

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 17, 1999
Format: Paperback
My husband bought this book to use the images of buddhist monks for a tattoo. He was going to leave it with the tattoo artist as a gift but decided to bring it home instead. I am so very glad he did!!!! I have become very interested in Tibetan Buddhism as well as the nature of the Tibetan land and people. Of all the information I have come across, this book is by far the most beautiful! The photography is stunning and the Dalai Lama's text is very moving. I highly recommend this to anyone who has an interest in Tibet or Buddhism. It is simply awe inspiring!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Yeoh Siok Kee on March 15, 2001
Format: Paperback
I received this book today ... and I'm stunned ... don't hesitate, just order it ... put together by 2 individuals, each enlightened in his own unique way ... a king in exile, a monk, a man ... the other, an image maker, who sees with his soul, and lives for his craft ... about a land on top of the world, with history and culture as old and deep as the Himalayas are high ... the results are magical ... the photography and text flow from page to page ...
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "shanemack1" on November 3, 2002
Format: Paperback
The photographs in this book are simply breathtaking. The daily life of the everyday Tibetan come across vividly. The commentary by the Dalai Lama gives insight to the photos. I don't know if I would want to ever move to Tibet, but this book made me realize that it's a beautiful country.
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