Books about Bhutan
A wide range of books are now available about Bhutan, covering various
unique aspect of this fascinating mountain Kingdom. Some of the useful
and popular books are listed below:
Odyssey Passport Bhutan by Francoise Pommaret gives a brief
overview of Dragon Kingdom, supported by attractive photographs.
Lonely Planet Bhutan by Stan Armingtonis one of the most
comprehensive guide books on Bhutan.
Bhutan - Mountain Fortress of the Gods edited by Christian
Schiklgruber & Francoise Pommaretprovides in depth information
on Bhutan's History, Geography, Cultural and Natural Heritage, Economy
and Development Perspectives, Ethnic Mosaic and Religion.
Wild Rhododendrons of Bhutan by Rebecca Pradhan, offers valuable
insights on Bhutan's natural wealth particularly 46 species of
rhododendrons so far recorded in the country.
An Introduction to Birdwatching in Bhutan by Carol and Tim Inskipp,
a WWF publication providing sketches and description of different bird
species available in the country.
Trees and Shrubs of Nepal and the Himalayas by Adrian & Jimmie
Storrs, is one of the best field books available on forests of
Traditional Bhutanese Textile by Barbara Adams, is the first
published study of Bhutanese textiles.
An Introduction to Traditional Architecture of Bhutan by Department
of Works, Housing and Roads, Bhutan provides interesting information
on traditional Bhutanese architecture .
From the Land of the Thunder Dragon: Textile Arts of Bhutan by Diana
K. Myers is a detailed study of traditional Bhutanese textiles.
Birds of Bhutan by Carol Inskipp, Tim Inskipp and Richard Grimmett
is a compact bird guide.
In the Himalayas, Journeys Through Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan by Jeremy
Bernstein, a classic book on the people, palaces and politics of the
Concise Flowers of the Himalaya by Oleg Polunin & Adam Stainton,
a portable version of the classic flowers of the Himalayas.
The Hero with a Thousand Eyes by Karma Urais a historical novel
providing insight information in the early days of 20th century.
The Thunder Dragon Kingdom by Steven K. Berryis account of 1986
British mountaineering expedition attempt on Gangkhar Puensum.
Bhutan and its Natural Resources, is a collection of essays on
ecology and environment published by Sherubtse College of Bhutan.
Bhutan: Environment, Culture and Development Strategy by P. P. Karan
chronicles major developments in the country up to year 1985.
The Raven Crown by Michael Aris is the history of Bhutan's
Samu - Shamu The Sonam Stories Narratives of Childhood in Bhutan - "a collection of childhood memories written by Bhutanese students." Edited by Suzie Sims-Fletcher