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Temples & Treasures of Cambodia

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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. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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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

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

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

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

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

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 2007 and features Damian Evans.
$24.98

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

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

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

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

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 religions, connecting contemporary religions to classical belief systems.
$89.95

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

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

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

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

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

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 will appeal to scholars of Buddhism for its humanizing view of the Buddha while offering an introduction to his life and teachings.
$36.95

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

More Books

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

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

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

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

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

Temple of a Thousand Faces

CBD76
John Shors
New American Library
2013
542
0451239172
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Centered on Prince Jayavar and his favorite wife Ajadevi, Shors sets his sixth novel amid the sprawling complex of temples at Angkat at the height of Khmer power in 12th-century Cambodia. The title comes from Bayon, the temple in the heart of Angkor Thom, known for its intricately carved faces of the king..
$17.00

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

Worth Looking For

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