Bhutan : a visual odyssey across the last Himalayan kingdom / [conceived, designed and produced by Michael Hawley]

Author(s): Hawley, Michael, 1961-
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Subjects: Bhutan--Pictorial works
Bhutan--Description and travel
Bhutan--Social life and customs
Hawley, Michael, 1961---Travel--Bhutan
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: [Cambridge, Mass.] : Friendly Planet, c2004
LC Classification: D, DS
Physical Description: [216] p. : col. ill., 1 map ; 39 x 32 cm
Additional Authors: Macaulay, David
Notes: LCCN: 2005351008
ISBN: 0974246905
ISBN: 9780974246901
Map on lining papers: "The Kingdom of Bhutan drawn by David Macaulay, Bristol, Rhode Island, September 21, 2003."
A smaller version of the world's largest book, certified by The Guinness Book of World Records
Credits: Photographers: Carolyn Bess, Sandy Choi, Dorji Drukpa, Michael Hawley, Becky Hurwitz, Choki Lhamo Kaka, Gyelsey Loday, Christopher Newell, David Salesin, Ming Zhang; illustrator, David Macaulay; editor, Christopher Newell
Images taken throughout Bhutan on expeditions from 1998-2002
GPS recorded for every shot digitally stamped with precise GPS and atlas information
Summary: Teams from MIT and Friendly Planet took over 40,000 photographs on four expeditions across the country. Local students joined these ambitious trips and helped with the photography. Approximately 100 images were chosen and loosely follow these journeys. Portraits of people are life-size (or bigger). Panoramas convey some of the staggering sweep of the mountains and the awesome ancient architecture. "Bhutan" begins with an atlas of the country, created by renowned artist and author David Macaulay expressly for this book
Bound in brown cloth, stamped in gold. Panoramic pictorial dust wrapper with title on one side and David Macauley's map (also found on endpapers) on reverse side
Contents: I. By helicopter via Trongsa to Phongmey: the journey begins -- II. Blessings and Tsechu festivals in Phongmey -- III. By road to Mongar and Jakar -- IV. Trongsa: in the heart of Bhutan -- V. From Trongsa to Punakha: home of the Monk Body -- VI. Thimphu: the kingdom's capital -- VII. A trek to Jhomolhari -- VIII. The climb to Taktsang -- IX. Memories of Paro -- Colophon -- Credits
OCLC Number: 56978516
ISBN/ISSN: 0974246905