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Cambodia

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Essential Reading Package-EXCBD51

Item EXCBD51. Buy these 5 items as a set for $83 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The River's Tale, A Year on the Mekong

SEA33
Edward Gargan
Vintage Books
2003
352
0375705597
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

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

Angkor, Heart of an Asian Empire

CBD01
Bruno Dagens
Thames & Hudson UK
1995
191
0810928019
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An excellent guide to the site, this shirt-pocket encyclopedia of discovery features hundreds of color photographs, illustrations and maps.
$15.95

Lonely Planet Cambodia

CBD04
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
384
1743218745
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive practical guide to Cambodia in the hallmark Lonely Planet style featuring maps, a handful of photographs, and a good overview of culture, history and nature.
$27.99

Cambodia Angkor Map

CBD90
Nelles
Nelles Guides
2011
1
3865742084
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided map of all Cambodia in the classic Nelles style at a scale of 1:1,500,000. The reverse shows temple diagrams and has explanatory text.
$13.95

Cambodia, The Khmer Legacy - Illustrated Map

CBD93
John Sanday
Odyssey Publications
2015
1
9622178618
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This two-sided map/guide depicts the greater Mekong sub-region on one side and a guide to Khmer sites in Cambodia on the other. Scales vary. Size: 27 x 39 inches.
$14.85

Groovy Cambodia Map

CBD89
Groovy Map Co.
Groovy Maps
2012
1
9745251739
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An easy-to-use, laminated map/guide to Cambodia. Includes maps and insets of: Greater Cambodia, Phnom Penh’s downtown area, Siem Reap’s downtown area and Angkor Wat. Folded size: 4 x 8.5 inches.
$8.95

National Geographic Cambodia

CBD68
Trevor Ranges
National Geographic
2010
319
1426205201
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An abundantly illustrated guide to the country, with essays on history and culture and color maps.
$25.95

To Cambodia With Love

CBD71
Andy Brouwer
ThingsAsian
2010
238
1934159085
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In this insightful guide, Brouwer presents 50 writers on the history, culture and attractions of Cambodia, including Khmer specialist Dawn Rooney (Odyssey Guide Angkor) and memoirist Loung Ung (First They Killed My Father).
$21.95

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

A Traveller's History of Southeast Asia

SEA36
J.M. Barwise, Nicholas J. White
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
352
1566564395
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A compact history of the region, including the Khmer and the various ancient kingdoms that produced Borobudur, Angkor and other architectural marvels.
$14.95

Cambodia After the Khmer Rouge, Inside the Politics of Nation Building

CBD55
Evan R. Gottesman
Yale University Press
2004
454
0300105134
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Gottesman, deputy director of the ABA Cambodia Law and Democracy Project in the 1990s, traces the far-ranging impact of the Khmer regime from its ouster in 1979 to the signing of the peace accord in 1991.
$42.00

Cambodia's Curse, The Modern History of a Troubled Land

CBD70
Joel Brinkley
Hachette
2012
416
1586487876
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Joel Brinkley returns to Cambodia a generation after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime to report on the country's continuing struggle to recover from its past.
$17.99

Phnom Penh, A Cultural History

CBD58
Milton Osborne
Oxford University Press
2008
256
0195342488
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
As a one-time resident of Phnom Penh and an authority on Southeast Asia, Milton Osborne provides a colorful account of the troubled history and appealing culture of Cambodia's capital city.
$18.95

Southeast Asia, An Introductory History

SEA73
Milton Osborne
Trafalgar Square
2016
368
1760291684
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In the 12th edition of this classic, Osborne (The Mekong) traces social, political and economic change in the region since the 18th century.
$23.95

The Mekong, Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future

SEA28
Milton Osborne
Grove Press
2001
320
0802138020
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

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

River Road to China, The Search for the Source of the Mekong, 1866-73

SEA29
Milton Osborne
Atlantic Monthly Press
1999
247
0871137526
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
An excellent modern account of a 19th-century French expedition 4,000 miles from Vietnam and Cambodia into unknown regions of China in search of the source of the Mekong.
$16.95

The Golden Lands, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand & Vietnam

SEA88
Vikram Lall
Abbeville Publishing Group
2014
280
0789211947
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
The product of 25 years of research into Buddhist architecture, this survey takes us from the monastic complexes of India to the dzongs of Bhutan, inside the wats of Southeast Asia and through the simple wooden shrines of Japan. Gorgeously illustrated throughout with color photos and 3D renderings.
$95.00

A Dragon Apparent, Travels in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

SEA40
Norman Lewis
Sickle Moon
2003
358
090787133X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
1
0
A classic account of travels and adventure during the last years of French Indochina, strong on atmosphere with wonderfully detailed descriptions of local cultures and archaeological treasures. First published in 1951.
$33.95

Brother Number One, A Political Biography of Pol Pot

CBD23
David Chandler
Perseus
1999
264
0813335108
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The definitive history of the Pol Pot era by the author of the History of Cambodia.
$43.75

First They Killed My Father, A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

CBD13
Loung Ung
HarperCollins Publishers
2001
240
0060856262
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An eye-opening eyewitness account of the atrocities suffered by millions of Cambodians from the perspective of a young girl who survived the reign of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
$15.99

Golden Bones, An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America

CBD62
Sichan Siv
HarperCollins
2009
320
0061375411
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Siv shows determination and hope in this gripping memoir of his family and idyllic childhood in Pochentong, terrors of the Khmer Rouge and escape to freedom in America.
$16.99

Pol Pot, Anatomy of a Nightmare

CBD91
Philip Short
Henry Holt and Company
2006
537
0805080066
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A striking biography of the sociopathic Cambodian dictator by a veteran British journalist. According to the New York Times, "A few chilling details, expertly deployed, do the necessary work" in Short’s definitive portrayal.
$45.00

The Gate

SEA48
Francois Bizot
Vintage Books
2004
304
037572723X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A French ethnologist married to a Khmer woman, Bizot tells of his time in Cambodia during the rise and terror of the Khmer Rouge.
$16.00

A Woman of Angkor

CBD92
John Burgess
Antique Collector's Club
2013
500
6167339252
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This work of historical fiction immerses readers in the ancient culture of the Khmer Empire. Angkor Wat is still under construction when Sray, a young Khmer woman, is asked to move to the imperial court. There, her faith and loyalties are tested by the attentions of the great king Suryavarman II.
$14.95

Hunters in the Dark

CBD95
Lawrence Osborne
Penguin Putnam
2016
320
0553447343
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Evoking the heat and danger of Cambodia, Lawrence Osborne’s literary thriller is a critically acclaimed journey through the country’s haunted, seductive jungle. A 28-year-old teacher decides to quit his boring life by "going missing," walking behind the jungle’s curtain and into a world of violence, double identities and double-crossing.
$25.00

The King's Last Song, A Novel

CBD67
Geoff Ryman
Consortium
2008
432
1931520569
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Ryman interweaves the story of a modern day archaeologist with the tale of 12th-century King Jayavarman VII in this sweeping historical novel.
$16.00

Soul of the Tiger, Searching for Nature's Answers in Southeast Asia

SEA02
Jeffrey A. McNeely, Paul Spencer Sochaczewski
University of Hawaii Press
1995
432
0824816692
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A meditation on the role of animals and nature in the societies of Southeast Asia. With dark humor, the authors wax philosophical about conservation issues throughout the region.
$18.99

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

Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

SEA97
Peter Davidson
Bloomsbury USA
2017
144
1472932846
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With clear color photographs and brief, authoritative descriptions Bloomsbury's field guide to Southeast Asia depicts 252 of the country's most common birds with clear color photographs and brief descriptions. The book easily slips in a pocket or daypack.
$16.00

Pocket Photo Guide to the Mammals of South-East Asia

SEA99
Charles Francis
Bloomsbury USA
2017
128
147293797X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With clear color photographs and brief, authoritative descriptions Bloomsbury's field guide to Southeast Asia depicts 192 of the country's most common mammals with clear color photographs and brief descriptions. The book easily slips in a pocket or daypack.
$16.00

Southeast Asia Birds, A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

SEA90
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2015
1583559612
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A laminated, pocket-sized reference to 140 birds common to Southeast Asian. Each is profiled with detailed illustrations and easy-to-read descriptions.
$7.95

Southeast Asia Wildlife, A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals

SEA91
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2015
1583559620
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A laminated, pocket-sized reference to 140 birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians common to Southeast Asian. Each is profiled with detailed illustrations and easy-to-read descriptions.
$7.95

Wildlife of Southeast Asia

SEA94
Susan Myers
Princeton University Press
2016
288
0691154856
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Designed for quick identification, this field guide covers the area's common fauna with descriptions, distribution maps and 500 color photos.
$22.95

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

Children of the River

CBD30
Linda Crew
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
1991
213
0440210224
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Although this young adult novel is set in Oregon, its characters are a family of refugees from Khmer Rouge-controlled Cambodia. The teenaged protagonist, Sundara, vividly remembers her flight from Pol Pot's army. Ages 12 and up.
$6.99

Never Fall Down

CBD88
Patricia McCormick
HarperCollins
2012
216
0061730939
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Based on the account of a real survivor of the Khmer Rouge, McCormick’s tale relates the history of Arn, a young Cambodian separated from his family who becomes part of a marching band and learns to play the revolutionary songs of the brutal, new regime in order to survive.
$17.99

Angkor Wat

CBD83
Alison Behnke
Twenty-First Century
2008
80
082257585X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Designed for young travelers, this illustrated primer in the series Unearthing Ancient Worlds describes the art, architecture, history and significance of Angkor Wat, a temple constructed in the 12th century in Cambodia. Wth photographs and maps.
$30.65

Cambodia

CBD84
Walter Simmons
Aa Balkema
2012
32
1600147267
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Cambodia.
$26.95

Folk Stories of the Hmong, Peoples of Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam

SEA84
Dia Cha
Greenwood
2000
135
0872878546
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This book contains interpretations of the oral folk stories of the Hmong people, with photographs of the native dress and illustrations depicted in the style of Pa Ndau story cloth.
$40.00

Buddha in Your Backpack: Everyday Buddhism for Teens

REL84
Song Yoon (Illustrator), Franz Metcalf
Ulysses Press
2002
244
1569753210
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This illustrated primer introduces teens to the Buddha and his spiritual leanings while instructing them how to incorporate Buddhist teachings into their daily lives.
$14.95

The Last King of Angkor Wat

CBD87
Graeme Base
Harry N. Abrams
2014
36
141971354X
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Among the ruins of Angkor Wat, four jungle friends -- Tiger, Gibbon, Water Buffalo and Gecko -- are having an argument. Who would make the greatest king? Elephant suggests a race. A lively children’s tale replete with luscious illustrations of the Cambodian temple.
$17.95

The Cambodian Dancer, Sophany's Gift of Hope

CBD94
Daryn Reicherter
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2015
32
0804845166
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Written for ages 5 to 8, this children’s book is the true story of a Cambodian refugee who built a life in the US after surviving the Khmer Rouge. While counseling other refugees, she creates a dance school for children, teaching them about their culture and the land of their ancestors. Illustrated by award-winning artist Christy Hale.
$14.95

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Collected Short Stories, Volume 4

SEA01
W. Somerset Maugham
Penguin
1995
464
0140185925
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Maugham can evoke turn-of-the-century colonial Asia like no other. This collection of stories features many set in Malaysia, Borneo and other Southeast Asian locales, including the well-known tale "The Letter."
$18.00

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

Laos and Cambodia Map

LAO07
ITMB
ITMB
2012
2
1553412907
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This double-sided map, with index, shows Laos (1:725,000) with Cambodia (1:1,200,000) on the reverse. With Ventienne and Phnom Penh.
$12.95

Arts of Southeast Asia

SEA45
Fiona Kerlogue
Thames & Hudson
2004
224
0500203814
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A handsome guide to the art, architecture, textiles and crafts of Southeast Asia.
$16.95

Culture Smart! Cambodia

CBD80
Graham Saunders
Kuperard
2008
185733471X
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.
$9.95

Lost Kingdoms, Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia

SEA87
John Guy
Yale University Press
2014
317
030020437X
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This seminal work situates first-century Southeast Asian art in a wider historical and religious context. John Guy, a curator at the Met, explains the artistic and religious heritage of Southeast Asia through scholarly essays and 360 illustrations.
$65.00

Those Who Feel Nothing

GRB215
Peter Guttridge
Aa Balkema
2014
224
0727883607
HARD COVER
Mystery
9/1/2014
0
0
0
0
The fith entry in the Brighton mystery series concerns a man's quest for vengeance for the murder of his wife and the Brighton police squad's discovery of highly valuable antiques from Cambodia's Angkor Wat.
$28.95

The Killing Fields

CBD96
Roland Joffe (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2014
6315264298
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
In this historical film starring John Malkovich, a Cambodian man is exiled to a labor camp after serving as an aide and translator for an American journalist during the 1975 Khmer Rouge uprising. Only available on Blu-Ray.
$27.98