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Thailand: The Golden Triangle

Reading and Travel Guide
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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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

Eyewitness Guide Thailand

TLD26
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
512
1465441301
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact illustrated guide featuring color photographs, excellent maps and a regional overview of Thailand's natural and cultural attractions.
$25.00

Thailand Adventure Map

TLD24
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
386574074X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed relief map at a scale of 1:1,300,000.
$11.95

Groovy Chiang Mai Map

TLD65
Groovy Map Co.
Groovy Maps
2016
2
9194806160
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An easy-to-use, laminated map/guide to Chiang Mai. Includes maps and insets of Greater Chiang Mai, the city center and Nimmanhaemin Road, plus helpful listings.
$8.95

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

Insight City Guide Bangkok

TLD73
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2011
259
9812582479
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This delightful guide, with 600 color photographs, features maps, not-to-be-missed attractions and a comprehensive street atlas.
$19.99

Lonely Planet Hill Tribes Phrasebook

TLD94
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2008
176
1740591488
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for Lahu, Akha, Lisu, Mong, Mien and other languges in the borderlands of Thailand, Vietnam, China and Laos.
$8.99

Lonely Planet Pocket Bangkok

TLD77
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
192
1743216726
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With a section of not-to-be-missed highlights, pullout map, and a calendar of annual events.
$13.99

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

Lonely Planet Thailand

TLD17
Joe Cummings
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
800
1743218710
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive practical guide to Thailand geared for independent travelers, by one of Lonely Planet's best writers.
$29.99

Thailand, A Short History

TLD01
David K. Wyatt
Yale University Press
2004
352
0300084757
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise, readable introduction to the history of the country from prehistory up to the 21st century.
$37.00

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

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

Anna and the King of Siam

TLD09
Margaret Landon
HarperCollins
2000
395
0060954884
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The enduring, fanciful tale of a governess in mid-19th century Siam, which is the basis for the hit musical production The King and I.
$14.99

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

Bangkok 8, A Novel

TLD72
John Burdett
Vintage Books
2004
318
1400032903
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this gritty, humorous and gruesome thriller, Burdett explores the criminal underworld of Bangkok and a series of mysterious deaths. Burdett's hero, Sonchai Jitpleecheep, becomes obsessed with finding the killer when his own partner is murdered.
$16.00

Killed at the Whim of a Hat

TLD100
Colin Cotterill
St. Martins
2012
374
0312564538
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
First in the Jimm Juree mystery series. Cotterill trades in Laos -- and the elderly Dr. Paiboun -- for Jimm Juree, "a feisty Thai lady journalist with relatives that make the Adams family look like Alexander McCall Smith characters," for this wry book set in a dusty resort along the Gulf of Siam.
$18.99

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

The Godfather of Kathmandu

TLD93
John Burdett
Alfred Knopf
2011
320
140009707X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Sonchai Jitpleecheep, the tenacious Thai police detective, is put to the test as both a cop and as a Buddhist in Burdett's latest, wickedly entertaining mystery, fourth in the series.
$14.95

Elephant Reflections

BST131
Dale Peterson, Karl Ammann (Photographer)
University of California Press
2009
288
0520253779
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A glowing tribute to the elephant, this book combines 133 photographs from noted wildlife photographer Karl Ammann with insightful text on recent field research and the animal's natural history and conservation status.
$39.95

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

Birds of Thailand

TLD41
Craig Robson
Princeton University Press
2002
272
0691007012
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact, comprehensive guide with 128 color plates by a team of illustrators. Robson is also the author of the authoritative Birds of Southeast Asia.
$35.00

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

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The King Never Smiles, A Biography of Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej

TLD69
Paul M. Handley
Yale University Press
2006
512
0300106823
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A balanced biography of Thailand's powerful king, a constitutional monarch who came to the throne of his country from the United States in 1946.
$45.00

Bangkok Map

TLD70
Borch Maps
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

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