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Hidden Bhutan : entering the kingdom of the thunder dragon

Author: Martin Uitz; Nathaniel McBride
Publisher: London : Haus Publishing, ©2008.
Series: ArmchairTraveller.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Martin Uitz, an expert on Bhutan, describes how the Bhutanese, in pursuit of the principle of 'Gross National Happiness', are carefully moving towards a more modern future, including a constitution and democracy, whilst preserving their traditional society and conserving the environment."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Uitz; Nathaniel McBride
ISBN: 1905791437 9781905791439
OCLC Number: 226976340
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Originally published in German as "Einlass ins reich des donnerdrachens" Wien, Picus, 2006.
Maps on lining paper.
Description: 196 pages : color maps ; 17 cm.
Contents: Why there are no traffic lights in Thimphu --
State visit on foot --
The hardest trek in the world --
Encounters in the wood --
The hour of the leopard --
The potent caterpillar --
Passing out in a wooden trough --
The naked men of Bumthang --
With a dagger in his belly and his hands in boiling oil --
The visit from the reincarnated man --
Electricity comes out of a socket --
Gross national happiness --
Outlawing addictions.
Series Title: ArmchairTraveller.
Other Titles: Einlass ins Reich des Donnerdrachens.
Responsibility: by Martin Uitz ; translated by Nathaniel McBride.

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