From Library Journal
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
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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