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Laos & Thailand: Rivers of Southeast Asia

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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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Essential Reading Package-EXSEA348

Buy these 4 items as a set for $94 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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.
$35.00

Southeast Asia, An Introductory History

SEA73
Milton Osborne
Trafalgar Square
2016
368
1760291684
PAPER
History
1/1/2112
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

Lonely Planet Laos

LAO02
Justine Vaisutis, Andrew Burke
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
320
1786575310
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Laos by Lonely Planet features maps, a 60-page overview of culture, history and nature and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing.
$27.99

Laos: The Mekong River From Source to Sea

LAO28
Odyssey Maps
Odyssey Maps
2014
1
9622178537
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This double-sided map-guide features a detailed map of Laos (1:1,470,000km) with a shaded relief map of the Mekong River (1:3,150,000km) on the reverse.
$14.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Bangkok

TLD112
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2014
128
1465410430
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide, geared for visitors on a short stay, features color photographs and maps.
$14.00

Lonely Planet Lao Phrasebook

LAO25
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
224
174179336X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$9.99

Lonely Planet Thai Phrasebook

TLD46
Joe Cummings
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
256
1743214529
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy pocket phrasebook, covering pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler in Thailand.
$9.99

A History of Laos

LAO06
Martin Stuart-Fox
Cambridge University Press
1997
256
0521597463
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, scholarly history of the country, focusing on the modern period and emergence of Laos as a contemporary nation state. With chapters on the early kingdoms and French Laos.
$52.00

Bangkok, A Cultural History

TLD87
Maryvelma O'Neil
Oxford University Press
2008
256
0195342526
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
O'Neil illuminates a city rich in art, history, royal ceremony and tradition in this engaging portrait.
$19.95

In the Naga's Wake, The First Man to Navigate the Mekong, from Tibet to the South China Sea

SEA57
Mick O'Shea
Independent Publishers Group
2007
1741148693
PAPER
History
5/28/2007
0
0
0
0
Upon first seeing its unforgiving rapids, 20-year-old traveler Mick O’Shea began dreaming of a solo expedition down the Mekong River, from its source in Tibet to the South China Sea.
$20.95

Theravada Buddhism

REL75
Richard F. Gombrich
Rutledge Hill Press
2006
234
0415365090
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Gombrich explores controversies over the date of the Buddha and current social and political developments in Sri Lanka in this book in the Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices.
$42.95

What the Buddha Taught

SEA41
Walpola Sri Rahula
Grove Press
1994
151
0802130313
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A classic introduction to Buddhism by a respected monk and scholar from Sri Lanka. Provides translations from original texts with explanations for Western readers. A good foundation for anyone interested in understanding the foundations of Buddhism.
$16.00

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

Buddhist Art and Architecture

ASA30
Robert Fisher
Thames & Hudson
1993
216
0500202656
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A wide-ranging, illustrated survey of Buddhist art, architecture and iconography in the excellent World of Art series. It includes examples from throughout Asia.
$21.95

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 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

Letters from Thailand, A Novel

TLD45
Botan, Susan Fulop Kepner (Translator)
2002
350
9747551675
PAPER
Literature
0
0
1
0
A prize-winning novel first published in 1969 and newly translated into English. Taking the form of a series of letters back home to his mother, it follows the fate of Tan Suang U, a Chinese immigrant in Bangkok at the close of World War II, who marries, raises a family and runs a successful business. The novel, among its many pleasures, depicts daily life in Bangkok's thriving Chinatown.
$19.95

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

Thailand, Traveller's Wildlife Guide

TLD83
David L. Pearson
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
504
1566566940
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Featuring full-color illustrations of 600 of Thailand's most common birds, mammals, reef fish, insects, amphibians and reptiles.
$29.95