Bhutan: Between Heaven and Earth

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From visits to this Himalayan kingdom totaling seven months from 1999 to 2005, Mary Peck's fifty-six black-and-white photographs command attention and allow the reader to look at the landscapes, people, ceremonies, and architecture as if witnessed firsthand.

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Mary Peck has been photographing landscape in various parts of the world for more than thirty-five years. Her work has been exhibited widely and her photographs are held in many collections. She is the principal author and photographer of Chaco Canyon: A Center and Its World (Museum of New Mexico Press).

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Book Description Museum of New Mexico Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1950 Tibet was invaded by China. Over the next ten years, many Tibetans fled to Nepal or India, and some escaped to Bhutan by making the climb over the Himalayan mountains. At that time Bhutan was a Buddhist monarchy, with barely half a million people, nearly every one of them a farmer. It was a country with a dynamic oral tradition and no written language, and with large expanses of unexplored and uninhabited land. No roads existed until the 1960s. The first tourists were allowed in limited numbers in 1974, and although more tourists are allowed today, the number is still controlled. Road construction is constant now, and television, the Internet, cell phones, and automobiles have arrived. Mary Peck visited Bhutan between 1999 and 2005, having heard about this country that had been closed to visitors until the 1970s. What drew me to Bhutan were stories about a country of more wilderness than cultivated or developed land, with a government that considers protection of those lands important, and a culture with reverence for the land and its resources, says Peck. She understood her visits as standing on a curve of timewith a way of life that had existed with very little change for generations still visible and yet able to see enormous change on the horizon. The book features over fifty duotone images taken by Peck of modern Bhutan that are a rare portrait of this society and landscape. Accompanied by essays by Peck and Dasho Karma Ura, this book is a beautiful representation of a country anchored by its past and brimming with hope for its future. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780615499338

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Book Description Softcover. Book Condition: New. 144 pages. Softcover with flaps. New book. BHUTAN. "There cannot be enduring peace, prosperity, equality and brotherhood in this world if our aims are so separate and divergentÑif we do not accept that in the end we are people, all alike, sharing the earth among ourselves and also with other sentient beings." -Dasho Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, Crown Prince of Bhutan (now the Fifth King), speaking at the first international conference on Gross National Happiness, 2004 In 1950 Tibet was invaded by China. Over the next ten years, many Tibetans fled to Nepal or India, and some escaped to Bhutan by making the climb over the Himalayan mountains. At that time Bhutan was a Buddhist monarchy, with barely half a million people, nearly every one of them a farmer. It was a country with a dynamic oral tradition and no written language, and with large expanses of unexplored and uninhabited land. No roads existed until the 1960s. The first tourists were allowed in limited numbers in 1974, and although more tourists are allowed today, the number is still controlled. Road construction is constant now, and television, the Internet, cell phones, and automobiles have arrived. Mary Peck visited Bhutan between 1999 and 2005, having heard about this country that had been closed to visitors until the 1970s. "What drew me to Bhutan were stories about a country of more wilderness than cultivated or developed land, with a government that considers protection of those lands important, and a culture with reverence for the land and its resources," says Peck. She understood her visits as standing on a curve of timeÑwith a way of life that had existed with very little change for generations still visible and yet able to see enormous change on the horizon. Bhutan: Between Heaven & Earth features over fifty duotone images taken by Peck of modern Bhutan that are a rare portrait of this society and landscape. Accompanied by essays by Peck and Dasho Karma Ura, this book is a beautiful representation of a country anchored by its past and brimming with hope for its future. (Key Words: Bhutan, Mary Peck, Wilderness, Dasho Karma Ura). book. Bookseller Inventory # 78509X1

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