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Burma: The Golden Land

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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The River of Lost Footsteps, Histories of Burma

BMA51
Thant Myint-U
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2007
388
0374531161
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this stimulating and important book, Myint-U (grandson of the late UN Secretary General U Thant and author of The Making of Modern Burma) uses Burmese history as a lens for understanding Myanmar today.
$16.00

Odyssey Guide Myanmar

BMA16
Caroline Courtauld
Odyssey Publications
2012
312
9622176089
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Refreshingly direct and engaging, Caroline Courtauld covers Burma's culture, long history and religion with grace in this richly illustrated guide with fine color maps.
$26.95

Myanmar (Burma) Map

BMA02
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2016
1
3865745032
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A convenient double-sided map of Burma at a scale of 1:1,500,000, with an inset of Rangoon. Two sides. 20 x 31 inches.
$14.95

Ancient Pagan

BMA43
Donald Stadtner, Michael Freeman (Photographer)
Antique Collector's Club
2013
286
974986302X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
An authoritative guide to the art and culture of the ancient Buddhist city on the Irrawaddy, organized by temple group and featuring 250 color photographs, site plans and maps.
$25.00

Footprint Cambodia Handbook

SEA23
Andrew Spooner
Footprint Handbooks
2015
288
1910120235
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, practical guide packed with history, sightseeing information and essential travel details.
$24.99

Lonely Planet Burmese Phrasebook

BMA36
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
224
1743214332
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A palm-sized dictionary and guide to the Burmese language with common phrases for travelers.
$9.99

Burma, Rivers of Flavor

BMA77
Naomi Duguid
Workman Publishing Company
2012
364
1579654134
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A culinary adventurer, Duguid presents the food, local markets, people and culture of Burma in this exceedingly informative (not to mention beautiful) cookbook and cultural guide. The 125 recipes are interspersed with tales and photographs from her many t
$35.00

A History of Cambodia

CBD27
David Chandler
Perseus
2007
312
0813343631
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An excellent, scholarly history from early civilization through the rise of Angkor, French colonial period, Vietnamization of Cambodia, Khmer Rouge and Coup de Force of 1997.
$45.00

Burma/Myanmar, What Everyone Needs to Know

BMA60
David I. Steinberg
Oxford University Press
2013
256
019998168X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A professor of Asian studies at Georgetown, Steinberg places the current political situation in Burma in the context of the history and culture of the nation. Second edition.
$16.95

Digging For The Truth: Angkor Wat: The Eighth Wonder

CBD85
Josh Bernstein
Baker & Taylor Video
2009
1422903206
DVD
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Host Hunter Ellis travels deep into the Cambodian jungle to explore the magnificent stone temple complex Angkor Wat built in the early twelfth century. The program was originally produced as an episode of the History Channel's Digging for the Truth in 200
$24.98

In Buddha's Land

BMA52
Moe Min
Orchid Press
2007
128
9745240729
HARD COVER
Religion
4/28/2016
0
0
0
0
This beautiful, illustrated portrait of monuments, monasteries and rituals is both a striking visual overview of Buddhism as practiced in Burma and a splendid introduction to the country.
$30.00

Letters from Burma

BMA49
Aung San Suu Kyi
Penguin Putnam
2010
244
0141041447
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A collection of about 50 candid and moving mini-essays on Burmese culture, daily life and politics written by the country's iconic Nobel Prize-winning human-rights leader who was held under house arrest by the military junta for many years.
$16.00

Passage to Burma

BMA80
Scott Stulberg
Skyhorse
2015
240
1634504852
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Scott Stulberg presents the teak and bamboo forests, temples and especially the people of Burma in hundreds of full-page color photographs in this illustrated journey.
$45.00

Popular Buddhist Texts from Nepal, Narratives and Rituals of Newar Buddhism

REL82
Todd Thornton Lewis, Tuladhar, Laabh Ratna
State University of New York Press
2000
236
0791446123
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
This scholarly work demonstrates how ritual texts and narratives have influenced the religious culture of the Newars of Kathmandu, the last surviving South Asian Mahayana Buddhist society.
$31.95

The Life of Hinduism

IDA374
John Hawley (Editor), Vasudha Narayanan (Editor)
University of California Press
2006
337
0520249143
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A series of essays that present Hinduism as a vibrant and vital religion, with emphasis on the multifaceted world of Hindu worship and the identity issues of Hindus faced with globalization.
$34.95

When the War Was Over: Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge Revolution

CBD86
Elizabeth Becker
Hachette
1998
636
1891620002
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
One of the best and most comprehensive reports on the rise and fall of the Khmer Rouge, the brutal regime that killed a quarter of the Cambodian population in just four years. Includes a chapter on modern Cambodia.
$25.00

Where China Meets India

BMA70
Thant Myint-U
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2012
400
0374299072
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Home to 60 million people and bigger than France, Burma -- as Myint-U so effectively argues -- is hardly small or politically isolated: it is the center of Asia.
$18.00

World Religions Today

REL81
John L. Esposito, Darrell J. Fasching, Todd Lewis
Oxford University Press
2011
609
0199759510
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A scholarly examination of the significance of religion in contemporary life and culture, this volume explores several major traditions including Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian Religions, indigenous religions and new religion
$89.95

Angkor, Celestial Temples of the Khmer Empire

CBD31
John Sanday
Abbeville Publishing Group
2002
288
0789207184
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
1
Handsomely produced and packaged in a slipcover, this portfolio of 240 striking color photographs by the accomplished Joe Ortner includes accompanying essays on the architecture, history and meaning of Angkor.
$95.00

Art & Architecture of Cambodia

CBD41
Helen Ibbitson Jessup
Thames & Hudson
2004
224
050020375X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Jessup includes not just Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei but also lesser-known recent discoveries in the surrounding jungle in this illustrated overview in the World of Art series.
$16.95

Masterpieces of the National Museum of Cambodia

CBD64
Helen Ibbitson Jessup
Antique Collectors Club
2007
112
9995083604
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A collection of 80 of Cambodia's sculptural treasures, with extended, multilingual captions for each work as well as a historical preface, a chronology and bibliography. Photographs are in full color.
$25.00

Finding George Orwell in Burma

BMA40
Emma Larkin
Penguin Putnam
2006
304
0143037110
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An American journalist fluent in Burmese, Larkin (a pseudonym) masterfully interweaves her travels in the footsteps of the British colonial officer and writer with interviews and an astute, moving history of modern Burma.
$17.00

From the Land of Green Ghosts, a Burmese Odyssey

BMA29
Pascal Khoo Thwe
HarperCollins Publishers
2003
304
0060505230
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The young Burmese author, a member of a remote hill-tribe in the Shan hills, captures the traditions and challenges of the Padaung people in this astonishing memoir.
$13.99

The Gods Drink Whiskey

CBD46
Stephen T. Asma
HarperCollins
2006
288
0060834501
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Asma writes with verve and wit in this eye-opening account of his year-long stint teaching at the Buddhist Institute in Phnom Penh. His account is both an overview of Theravada Buddhism and a down-to-earth portrait of contemporary Cambodia.
$14.99

The Lady and the Peacock, The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi

BMA79
Peter Popham
Workman Publishing Company
2013
334
1615190813
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Peter Popham's timely biography follows the arc of Suu Kyi's life from her childhood in Rangoon, formative years in India and Oxford, marriage to Michael Aris and her return to Burma, where she has become a potent symbol for the Burmese people. The Britis
$16.95

Burmese Days

BMA03
George Orwell
Harcourt Books
1989
287
0156148501
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Orwell, a veteran of the colonial police force in Rangoon, writes with irony and insight in this sharp novel of politics, folly and the British.
$14.95

Sugata Saurabha an Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha

NPL84
Chitta Dhar Hridaya, Todd Lewis (Contributor), Subarna Man Tuladhar (Translator)
Oxford University Press
2009
404
019534183X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Sugata Saurabha is an epic poem, first published in 1947 in the Nepalese language, Newari, that retells the story of the Buddha’s life with compelling artistry and nuance while communicating his basic teachings with simplicity and clarity. This rendering
$36.95

The Glass Palace

IDA173
Amitav Ghosh
Random House
2002
474
0375758771
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this panoramic novel full of tales and anecdote, Ghosh follows the lives and fortunes of Rajkumar and his family over three eventful generations in Burma, India and Malaysia.
$16.00

Birds of Southeast Asia

SEA49
Craig Robson
Princeton University Press
2005
304
0691124353
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This authoritative, masterfully illustrated guide, featuring 140 color plates covering 1,270 species throughout the region, includes Malaysia, Burma, Borneo and Indonesia.
$37.50

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Birds of Myanmar

BMA42
Kyaw Nyunt Lwin, Khin Ma Ma Thwin, Aung Thant (Illustrator)
University of Washington Press
2005
165
9749575687
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A slim field guide to 350 birds of Burma, featuring 74 full-color plates, descriptive information and a comprehensive checklist.
$37.95

Culture Smart! Myanmar

BMA83
Ki Ki May
Kuperard
2017
240
1857336976
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$15.95

A Daughter's Memoir of Burma

BMA84
Wendy Law-Yone
Columbia University Press
2014
336
0231169361
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Wendy Law-Yone, daughter of exiled newspaper proprietor Ed Law-Yone recreates her father's struggles to create a democratic government in Burma in the 1960s, providing insight into Burmese life and the politics that became a family affair.
$38.00

Historical Walks in Yangon, A Myanmar Heritage Trust Guide Map

BMA66
Silkworm Books (Editor)
University of Washington Press
2010
1
9749511441
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This innovative map lays out three walking tours through Yangon that guide visitors to landmarks, gardens and architectural points of interest.
$15.00

A History of Modern Burma

BMA81
Michael W. Charney
Cambridge University Press
2009
241
0521617588
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Bookended with the annexation of Upper Burma by the British in 1886 and the devastating cyclone that ravaged the country in 2008, this brief history focuses on events.
$30.99

Lands of Charm and Cruelty, Travels in Southeast Asia

SEA04
Stan Sesser
Lightning Source
1994
306
SE
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
1
0
This wonderfully written book is a report on Southeast Asia by a talented foreign correspondent. A heart-wrenching portrait of the politics and potential of what Sesser clearly believes are some of the most fascinating places on earth. With chapters on Si
$19.00

The Making of Modern Burma

BMA21
Thant Myint-U
Cambridge University Press
2001
291
0521799147
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A well researched and balanced account of political and economic development in 19th and 20th-century Burma with a particular focus on the legacy of British colonial rule.
$41.00

Myanmar Map

BMA76
Odyssey Maps
Odyssey Maps
2015
1
9622178391
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This large format map-guide, printed on glossy paper, depicts a cutaway image of Myanmar (1:2,150,000) on one side and Yangon (1:24,000) on the reverse. Both maps feature important landmarks with text and color images.
$15.00

Insight Guide Myanmar (Burma)

BMA04
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
344
1780055757
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of Burma with essays on history, archaeology and culture.
$25.99

Freedom from Fear and Other Writings

BMA08
Aung San Suu Kyi, Michael Aris (Editor)
Penguin Putnam
2010
416
0140253173
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This collection of speeches, letters and interviews by and about Burma's Nobel Prize-winning human rights leader, edited by her late husband and with forewords by Vaclav Havel and Desmond Tutu, provides essential background to her role in Burmese politics
$17.00

A History of Myanmar Since Ancient Times, Traditions and Transformations

BMA72
Michael A. Aung-Thwin
Reaktion Books
2013
333
1861899017
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Aung-Thwin takes us from the sacred stupas of the Bagan plains to the grand colonial-era British mansions in this tale of Burma’s storied 3,000-year history and rich culture.
$29.00

Odyssey Guide Angkor

CBD05
Dawn Rooney
Odyssey Publications
2011
496
9622178022
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
The sixth edition of Rooney's indispensable guide to Khmer culture and history. Includes monuments, temple plans, color photographs and practical information about Siem Reap.
$27.95

The Burma Chronicles

BMA58
Guy Delisle
Drawn & Quarterly
2010
272
177046025X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Posted to Burma with his Doctors Without Borders wife and young son, Delisle captures the absurdities, challenges and routines of everyday life in Burma in bold black-and-white panels in this droll graphic travelogue, his third.
$16.95

Burmese Looking Glass

BMA05
Edith Mirante
Grove Press
1994
333
0871135701
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
1
0
A moving story of resistance in the highlands by a dedicated writer with the soul of a poet and the passion of a revolutionary. Deported to Thailand in 1988, Mirante was the first westerner to march with the rebels.
$12.00

The Piano Tuner

BMA31
Daniel Mason
Alfred Knopf
2003
336
1400030382
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this transporting first novel, a mild-mannered tradesman is seduced by late Victorian Burma. Mason's complex, absorbing tale dives into the world of 19th-century colonial Burma, its traditions, trappings, personalities and politics.
$15.95

The Weeping Goldsmith, Discoveries in the Secret Land of Myanmar

BMA61
W. John Kress, Wade Davis (Foreword)
Abbeville Publishing Group
2009
288
0789210320
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Smithsonian botanist Kress has spent the last nine years in Burma, a biological hotspot loaded with gingers -- his specialty and namesake of this vivid tale of scientific exploration, beautifully illustrated with 200 of his photographs.
$45.00

Lonely Planet Myanmar (Burma)

BMA20
Joe Cummings, Michael Clark
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
424
1742205755
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Featuring maps, travel information and a good overview of society, culture, history and politics.
$29.99

For Kids

Buddha Stories

ASA16
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1997
32
0805048863
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Intended for ages 4 to 8, this book tells 10 of the author's favorite "jakatas," or moral tales of the Buddha. She has sumptuously illustrated the volume in gold printed on deep, dark blue (in the tradition of an ancient Buddhist text).
$25.99

M Is for Myanmar

BMA74
Elizabeth Rush
ThingsAsian
2011
193415928X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Vignettes, poems and colorful paintings bring to life the magical country and people of Myanmar. Shwedagon Pagoda shines like a hundred crazy stars, monks meditate in a majestic monastery, a fisherman paddles with his legs. Among tales of the Golden Rock
$12.95