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The Best 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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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

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

Insight Guide Southeast Asia

SEA51
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2014
448
1780051611
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A profusely illustrated overview of Southeast Asia, featuring concise essays by well-regarded authors on history, politics and culture, as well as hundreds of photos and maps and some limited practical information.
$23.99

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia Map

SEA75
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2016
1
3865745482
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A great folded map of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia at a scale of 1:1,500,000. With inset maps for Central Vientiane, Hanoi, Luang Prabang, Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
$13.95

Inle Lake Map

BMA98
Odyssey Maps
Odyssey Publications
2015
1
9622178669
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Produced through a partnership between Odyssey Maps and the Myanmar Tourism Board, this double-sided, color map-guide depicts the lake itself (1:40,000) and, on the reverse, the lake and its environs (1:150,000). Decorating the border of each map are colo
$15.00

Insight Flexi Map Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos

SEA96
Insight Guides
Ingram Publisher Services
2016
1
1780058233
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An accordion-folded map of Southeast Asia, laminated for protection from weather and wear. It features a clear map of the area, plus an index, recommended sights and some traveler's information. Scaled at: 1:800,000.
$9.99

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

Ancient Luang Prabang

LAO24
Denise Heywood
Antique Collector's Club
2014
214
6167339457
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive travel guide to the cultural heritage, architecture and history of Laos with a particular emphasis on the beautiful temples of Luang Prabang.
$30.00

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

Eyewitness Guide Vietnam and Angkor Wat

VNM102
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
304
1465457143
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Featuring innovative site diagrams, local maps and hundreds of color photographs, this handy companion introduces the culture, history and attractions of Vietnam.
$25.00

Moon Angkor Wat

CBD79
Tom Vater
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
260
1631211412
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Drawing on his long association with Cambodia, Vater covers all the practicalities of visiting Angkor, Siem Reap, Battambang and Phnom Penh in this slim guide.
$17.99

Eating Viet Nam

VNM177
Graham Holliday, Anthony Bourdain (Foreword)
Ecco Press
2015
320
0062293060
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
While living in Vietnam, native Englishman Holliday penned this gastronomic tour that takes him from fancy dining tables to streetside vendors and everywhere in between. A genuine adventure through Vietnamese cuisine.
$15.99

The Food of Myanmar, Authentic Recipes from the Land of the Golden Pagodas

BMA85
Claudia Saw Lwin Robert
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2014
118
0804844003
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Over 60 delicious and healthy Burmese dishes are presented here -- classic Myanmar cuisine.
$14.95

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

Fire in the Lake

VNM12
Frances FitzGerald
Back Bay Books
2002
496
0316159190
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic historical, political and cultural portrait of the Vietnam War, seen through the eyes of the Vietnamese. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, FitzGerald, a staff writer at the New Yorker and a reporter in Vietnam, presents
$19.00

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

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

Understanding Vietnam

VNM01
Neil Jamieson
University of California Press
1995
428
0520201574
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Jamieson's ambitious primer addresses politics, social history, village life, structural renewal, literature and the arts, revealing the Vietnamese worldview with insight and depth. It's a terrific introduction to Vietnam.
$31.95

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

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 thr
$95.00

Dispatches

VNM03
Michael Herr
Everyman's Library
2009
296
0679735259
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Herr’s impressionistic memoir of his time as a war correspondent in Vietnam is a modern classic, and not for the faint of heart. Drawing high praise from the New York Times, the Washington Post and many others, it’s been called the best book ever written
$25.00

The Eaves of Heaven, A Life in Three Wars

VNM120
Andrew X. Pham
Crown
2009
320
0307381218
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Pham recounts the story of his father's life during the French occupation, Japanese invasion and the American War, weaving such momentous events with anecdotes from his childhood and details of family, friends, food and daily life.
$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

Two Eggs and a Lemon: My Four Years in Myanmar

BMA102
Joanna MacLean
Ingram Publisher Services
2016
290
0692539255
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Chronicling over four years of work for the Red Cross, MacLean's memoir brings the years 2002-2006 to life, portraying the culture, adversities and spirit of Myanmar. Through it all, it's the simple gifts, like the two eggs and a lemon MacLean receives fr
$15.00

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,
$17.00

The Coroner's Lunch

LAO21
Colin Cotterill
Soho Press
2015
304
1616956496
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The first in Colin Cotterill's wonderful Dr. Siri Paiboun mystery series follows the septuagenarian national coroner of Laos as he navigates both the criminal underworld of communist Laos and the spiritual world of his ancestors.
$9.99

The Headmaster's Wager

VNM162
Vincent Lam
Random House
2013
441
0307986489
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A forgotten segment of modern Vietnam's history is intriguingly brought to life in this novel about the fall of a powerful headmaster of an English academy in 1960s Saigon.
$15.00

Vietnam, A Traveler's Literary Companion

VNM04
John Balaban, Nguyen Qui Duc
Whereabouts Press
1996
239
1883513022
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
From rainforest to city, these 17 stories from Vietnam's finest writers explore its landscapes, myths and changing traditions.
$14.95

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

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

More Books

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

Eyewitness Cambodia & Laos

CBD74
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
288
1465440062
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Sumptuously illustrated, up-to-date and with excellent maps and site plans, this Eyewitness guide covers history, culture and attractions.
$25.00

Groovy Laos Map

LAO37
Groovy Map Co.
Groovy Maps
2012
1
9745251569
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An easy-to-use, laminated map/guide to Laos. Includes map and insets of Greater Vientiane, downtown Vientiane, Greater Luang Prabang and downtown Luang Prabang alongside helpful listings. Folded size: 4 x 8.5 inches.
$8.95

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

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

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

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

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

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

Worth Looking For

Odyssey Guide Angkor

CBD05
Dawn Rooney
Odyssey Publications
2011
496
9622178022
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
The sixth edition of Rooney's indispensable guide to Khmer culture and history. Includes monuments, temple plans, color photographs and practical information about Siem Reap.
$27.95