Kalacakra and the Tibetan Calender describes the contents of current Tibetan almanacs, from basic mathmatics to symbolic and historical information. Essential for understanding the Kalacakra Tantra's first chapter, this book describes the origin of the calendrical systems in this Tantra and translates and elucidates the relevant sections from its famous commentary, the Vimalaprabha. The main calenders in use in Tibet today have remained unchanged since the 15th century, when lamas in several different traditions tried to make sense of the calculation systems they had inherited from India, and to adjust them to remove increasingly obvious errors. This book analyzes the main systems that survive today, assesing their accuracy and comparing them with the methods described in the original Tantra. Published by American Institute of Buddhist Studies (AIBS)
Author: Edward Henning
Publisher: American Institute of Buddhist Studies
Over the past nine years the Orient Foundation has compiled a database that brings together information on over 600 Tibetan-related organizations throughtout the world. Compiled under the auspices of HH The Dalai Lama, this book provided comprehensive information about Tibetan Buddhism and culture for the general public including: Museums, teaching centres, retreat centres and publications listed in a country-by-country gazetteer. Background information on the four schools of Tibetan Biddhism Biographies of practising Tibetan teachers The First glossary of Tibetan terms
A Guide to Tibetan Centres and Resources Throughout the World
Author: Graham Coleman
Publisher: Random House
An ethnographic and ecological history of Dolpo, a culturally Tibetan region in western Nepal that is home to some of the highest villages on earth; almost ninety percent of the region lies above 10,000 feet in elevation. Its inhabitants wrest survival from this inhospitable landscape by creatively exploiting agriculture, animal husbandry, and trade.
Dolpo and the Changing World of Himalayan Pastoralists
Author: Kenneth M. Bauer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
The highest mountain range on Earth, the Himalayas from the northern border of the Indian subcontinent in Asia. The mountains extend in a massive arc for about 1,550 miles from west to east with more than 30 peaks rising to heights greater than 24,000 feet above sea level. Together the Himalayan mountain system is the planet's highest and home to all fourteen of the word's highest peaks. One of the high biodiversity regions of the world, it provides shelter to a large variety of flora and fauna. The Himalayan region has a rich and unique cultural heritage, and has managed to preserve its established traditions throughout history whilst absorbing customs, traditions and ideas from both invaders and immgirants. Many cultural practices, languages, customs and monuments are examples of this co-mingling over centuries.
Author: Ramesh Chandra Bisht
Publisher: Mittal Publications
Category: Himalaya Mountains Region
Issued in connection with an exhibition held March 15, 2014-September 8, 2014, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.
The Art of Tibetan Medicine
Author: Theresia Hofer
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Dimensions: 22 cm., Buddha & Buddhism, Lamaism, incl. description & Travel.
Sikhim, Chumbi & Bhutan
Author: Lawrence John Lumley Dundas Marquis of Zetland
Publisher: Asian Educational Services
Author: United States. Consulate General (Hong Kong, China)
The Weather Almanac, 12th Edition is a resource for a variety of climate and meteorological data including both domestic and international weather trends, historical weather patterns dating back 1000 years, natural disasters, and a 20 page glossary of weather terminology. The book is complete with detailed maps, pictures, and tables compiling climate data from a variety of sources, including the National Weather Service and the US Geological Survey. Separate sections in The Weather Almanac are devoted to tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms, and lightening, flash floods, and winter storms, and they have been edited from official reports by governmental agencies. The new edition has been updated to include recent disasters such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami that devastated Indonesia as well as 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. These chapters serve as a basic reference for severe weather and extreme conditions, which can assist in preparing for a weather emergency.
A Reference Guide to Weather, Climate, and Related Issues in the United States and Its Key Cities
Author: Steven L. Horstmeyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Includes section "Numismatic supplement," no. 5-45 (previously issued in the society's Journal, later in its Journal, 3rd ser.).
Author: Asiatic Society (Calcutta, India)
Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge. From the Hardcover edition.
8,888 Questions in 365 Days
Author: Ken Jennings
Category: Games & Activities
Author: British Broadcasting Corporation. Monitoring Service
Category: East Asia
People's Republic of China
Author: United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service
Category: Tibet Autonomous Region (China)