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Eyewitness Guide Thailand

Eyewitness Guide Thailand

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 512 PAGES

A compact illustrated guide featuring color photographs, excellent maps and a regional overview of Thailand's natural and cultural attractions. (TLD26, $25.00)

Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand Map

Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand Map

by Periplus Maps

  • 2006
  • MAP
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

With detailed city maps of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, a Northern Thailand regional map and map of the Golden Triangle. (TLD65, $8.95)

 
Thailand Adventure Map

Thailand Adventure Map


by National Geographic Society

  • 2011
  • MAP

A detailed relief map at a scale of 1:1,300,000. (TLD24, $11.95)

Culture Smart! Thailand

Culture Smart! Thailand


by Roger Jones

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with practical travel advice and a short overview of the land and people. (TLD79, $9.95)

Insight Guide Thailand

Insight Guide Thailand


by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

This handsome guide brings Thailand to life in hundreds of color photographs and vividly written essays by a team of experts. Panoramic in scope, the book takes us from the crowded streets of modern Bangkok to the beaches to the rural north. (TLD16, $23.99)

Lonely Planet Thailand

Lonely Planet Thailand


by Joe Cummings

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 800 PAGES

A comprehensive practical guide to Thailand geared for independent travelers, by one of Lonely Planet's best writers. (TLD17, $29.99)

The Mekong, Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future

The Mekong, Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future


by Milton Osborne

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

A cultural history of the great river from prehistory to European exploration, colonial tensions and modern challenges. It's an engaging introduction to the history of Southeast Asia. (SEA28, $16.00)

What the Buddha Taught

What the Buddha Taught


by Walpola Sri Rahula

  • RELIGION
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 151 PAGES

A classic account of Theravada Buddhism by a respected monk and scholar from Sri Lanka. Provides translations from original texts with explanations for Western readers. A good foundation for any visitor to Southeast Asia. (SEA41, $14.95)

The River's Tale, A Year on the Mekong

The River's Tale, A Year on the Mekong


by Edward Gargan

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

A personal, probing chronicle of a 3,000-mile journey on the river from its source in China through Tibet, Burma, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. (SEA33, $16.95)

Killed at the Whim of a Hat

Killed at the Whim of a Hat


by Colin Cotterill

  • MYSTERY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 374 PAGES

First in the Jimm Juree mystery series. Cotterill trades in Laos -- and the elderly Dr. Paiboun -- for Jimm Juree, "a feisty Thai lady journalist with relatives that make the Adams family look like Alexander McCall Smith characters," for this wry book set in a dusty resort along the Gulf of Siam. (TLD100, $14.99)

Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle

Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle


by Dorothy Gilman

  • MYSTERY
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 199 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

A vacation turns ugly when grandmother/CIA agent Mrs. Pollifax takes on drug smugglers and assorted crooks in the jungles of Thailand in this entertaining mystery. (TLD22, $6.99)

Sightseeing, Stories

Sightseeing, Stories


by Rattawut Lapcharoensap

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 247 PAGES

Lapcharoensap's remarkable debut collection of seven stories includes sharp, funny portraits of contemporary Thailand and its generation gap. (TLD68, $12.00)

The Godfather of Kathmandu

The Godfather of Kathmandu


by John Burdett

  • MYSTERY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Sonchai Jitpleecheep, the tenacious Thai police detective, is put to the test as both a cop and as a Buddhist in Burdett's latest, wickedly entertaining mystery, fourth in the series. (TLD93, $14.95)

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Thailand

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Thailand


by Michael Webster

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

A slim pocket guide to 252 of the most conspicuous birds of Thailand, featuring color photographs, brief descriptions and range maps. (TLD18, $15.95)

Birds of Thailand

Birds of Thailand


by Craig Robson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

A compact, comprehensive guide with 128 color plates by a team of illustrators. Robson is also the author of the authoritative Birds of Southeast Asia. (TLD41, $35.00)

Thailand, Traveller's Wildlife Guide


by David L. Pearson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 594 PAGES

Featuring full-color illustrations of 600 of Thailand's most common birds, mammals, reef fish, insects, amphibians and reptiles. (TLD83, $29.95)

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