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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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Item EXSEA338. Buy these 5 items as a set for $82 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

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

Fodor's Bangkok's 25 Best

TLD40
Sylvie Franquet, Anthony Sattin
Fodor's
2015
128
1101879416
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide to Bangkok includes an excellent pullout map of the center of the city along with essential information on its highlights.
$13.99

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

Bangkok Map

TLD70
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2010
2
3866091311
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy laminated, folded walking map of Bangkok at a scale of 1:14,000.
$8.95

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

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

Culture Smart! Thailand

TLD79
Roger Jones
Kuperard
2014
168
1857336917
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with practical travel advice and a short overview of the land and people.
$9.95

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

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

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

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.
$18.95

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

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

Sacred Sites of Burma

BMA64
Donald Stadtner
Antique Collector's Club
2015
348
9749863607
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Stadtner focuses on the origins and evolutions of the Buddhist myths behind Burma's sacred sites, some of the most spectacular in Asia, in this beautifully illustrated portrait.
$35.00

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

The Trouser People, A Story of Burma in the Shadow of the Empire

BMA28
Andrew Marshall
Counterpoint
2003
307
1582432422
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A probing, insightful travelogue. Marshall travels and interviews people in today's Burma, including refugees, rebels and villagers in the remote mountain regions.
$19.95

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

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

Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Struggle for Democracy

BMA68
Bertil Lintner
2011
200
6162150151
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A veteran journalist in the region, Lentil traces the history and impact of Burma's pro-democracy movement from 1988 alongside the life of its leader.
$22.50

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 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

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

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

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 Lady

BMA96
Luc Besson
Baker & Taylor Video
2012
6314802962
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
This Aung San Suu Kyi biopic portrays the activist’s fight for democracy in Burma and explores the effects of her political sacrifice on her marriage to writer Michael Aris, who died in 1999 while she was under house arrest.
$24.99

Bangkok Map

TLD70
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2010
2
3866091311
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy laminated, folded walking map of Bangkok at a scale of 1:14,000.
$8.95

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

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

Culture Smart! Thailand

TLD79
Roger Jones
Kuperard
2014
168
1857336917
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with practical travel advice and a short overview of the land and people.
$9.95

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

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

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

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.
$18.95

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

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

Sacred Sites of Burma

BMA64
Donald Stadtner
Antique Collector's Club
2015
348
9749863607
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Stadtner focuses on the origins and evolutions of the Buddhist myths behind Burma's sacred sites, some of the most spectacular in Asia, in this beautifully illustrated portrait.
$35.00

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

The Trouser People, A Story of Burma in the Shadow of the Empire

BMA28
Andrew Marshall
Counterpoint
2003
307
1582432422
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A probing, insightful travelogue. Marshall travels and interviews people in today's Burma, including refugees, rebels and villagers in the remote mountain regions.
$19.95

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

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

Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Struggle for Democracy

BMA68
Bertil Lintner
2011
200
6162150151
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A veteran journalist in the region, Lentil traces the history and impact of Burma's pro-democracy movement from 1988 alongside the life of its leader.
$22.50

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 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

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

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

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 Lady

BMA96
Luc Besson
Baker & Taylor Video
2012
6314802962
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
This Aung San Suu Kyi biopic portrays the activist’s fight for democracy in Burma and explores the effects of her political sacrifice on her marriage to writer Michael Aris, who died in 1999 while she was under house arrest.
$24.99

More Books

Buddhism and Society, A Great Tradition and Its Burmese Vicissitudes

BMA34
Melford E. Spiro
University of Calgary Press
1982
560
0520046722
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
This scholarly book, based on field work in the 1960s, is a surprisingly good introduction to the practice -- and impact -- of Buddhism in Burma. Spiro stars out with a clear and useful introduction to Theravada Buddhism.
$39.95

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

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

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

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 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

Golden Earth, Travels in Burma

BMA33
Norman Lewis
Sickle Moon
2003
275
0907871380
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The classic, mesmerizing account of the people and country of Burma as recorded by the author during a visit shortly after independence in 1951.
$34.95

Sightseeing, Stories

TLD68
Rattawut Lapcharoensap
Grove Press
2006
247
0802142346
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Lapcharoensap's remarkable debut collection of seven stories includes sharp, funny portraits of contemporary Thailand and its generation gap.
$16.00

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

Shwedagon, Golden Pagoda of Myanmar

BMA17
Elizabeth Moore, U Win Pe, Hansjorg Mayer (Photographer)
Thames & Hudson
1999
192
0500974837
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
The Shwedagon, the golden Buddhist shrine of Myanmar, is the subject of this photographic journey; which includes discussion of the pagoda’s history
$40.00

The Lady: Aung San Suu Kyi

BMA14
Barbara Victor
Faber & Faber
2003
296
0571211771
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A biography of the Nobel Prize-winning dissident Aung San Suu Kyi. This is a balanced and compelling account both of Ms. Kyi's life and of the events of the Burmese junta.
$17.00

More Books

Buddhism and Society, A Great Tradition and Its Burmese Vicissitudes

BMA34
Melford E. Spiro
University of Calgary Press
1982
560
0520046722
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
This scholarly book, based on field work in the 1960s, is a surprisingly good introduction to the practice -- and impact -- of Buddhism in Burma. Spiro stars out with a clear and useful introduction to Theravada Buddhism.
$39.95

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

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

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

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 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

Golden Earth, Travels in Burma

BMA33
Norman Lewis
Sickle Moon
2003
275
0907871380
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The classic, mesmerizing account of the people and country of Burma as recorded by the author during a visit shortly after independence in 1951.
$34.95

Sightseeing, Stories

TLD68
Rattawut Lapcharoensap
Grove Press
2006
247
0802142346
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Lapcharoensap's remarkable debut collection of seven stories includes sharp, funny portraits of contemporary Thailand and its generation gap.
$16.00

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

Shwedagon, Golden Pagoda of Myanmar

BMA17
Elizabeth Moore, U Win Pe, Hansjorg Mayer (Photographer)
Thames & Hudson
1999
192
0500974837
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
The Shwedagon, the golden Buddhist shrine of Myanmar, is the subject of this photographic journey; which includes discussion of the pagoda’s history
$40.00

The Lady: Aung San Suu Kyi

BMA14
Barbara Victor
Faber & Faber
2003
296
0571211771
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A biography of the Nobel Prize-winning dissident Aung San Suu Kyi. This is a balanced and compelling account both of Ms. Kyi's life and of the events of the Burmese junta.
$17.00