Self-published in December 2013, “The Monasteries of Amdo: A Comprehensive Guide to the Monasteries of the Amdo Region of Tibet” is the result of over 20 years of travel and original research by the author throughout the whole of Amdo.
From the Amazon description:
This book details in English and Tibetan the location, name, size and sect of over 1,150 religious establishments, gives precise information on how to locate these religious establishments, presents photos of over 850 monasteries and other religious sites and provides detailed maps in English and Tibetan of 53 districts covering the whole Amdo region.
“The Monasteries of Amdo” will be of interest to those seeking to gain a greater understanding of the current state of Tibetan Buddhist religious establishments in the Amdo region of Tibet. It will also assist those planning and organising visits to the area and help in promoting a greater awareness of some of the smaller and less well-known monasteries in the region.
Buy the book on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/1qPrpEf
( Thank you to Gerald Roche on Twitter for this recommendation! )