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Love Always, Petra
Petra Nemcova
0446579130
Dec 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A true tale of courage, tragedy, and love.At the age of twenty-five, Petra Nemcova was leading a charmed life, complete with a busy modeling career (including a Sports Illustrated¨ cover), a handsome and loving photographer boyfriend, and a jetsetting lifestyle. This was a far cry from her childhood, which she spent under the specter of communism in the former Czechoslovakia.But her world changed forever on December 26, 2004 when a powerful tsunami hit the resort of Khaolak, Thailand, where she was vacationing with her boyfriend, Simon Atlee. As he was swept away by the fierce waves, Petra managed to cling to a tree for nearly eight hours, even as her pelvis was shattered by the ocean+s ferocious power and her legs lost all feeling.Petra+s remarkable grace under pressure and the brave rescue by heroic Thai natives...


Lonely Planet Thailand
Joe Cummings
1740596978
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Thailand was once an enigmatic paradise of pristine beaches, hidden temples and remote mountain refuges. Here's the secret: it can still be that way. Let Lonely Planet guide you past the world of the tourist brochures and into the true heart of the this glorious land. • AUTHORITATIVE OPINION - incisive, candid reviews let you travel your way • INSIDER'S PERSPECTIVE - from traveling with children to visiting tsunami-affected regions, our expert authors provide the definitive word • THE WORLD'S BEST TRAVEL MAPS - meticulously checked and fully cross-referenced • ACCOMMODATION FOR ALL BUDGETS - from sumptuous palace hotels to breezy beach bungalows • EXTENSIVE LANGUAGE CHAPTER - you'll be ordering Singhas and chatting with locals in no time


Peek! : A Thai Hide-and-Seek

0763620416


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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K–A delightful companion to Ho and Meade's Hush! A Thai Lullaby (Orchard, 1996), this title features a father and daughter playing "Jut-Ay." The setting is once again a lush jungle, but this time the animals' participation is encouraged, rather than discouraged. As Papa searches for his little one, he encounters a variety of noisy creatures and playfully responds to each one: "Jut-Ay, peek-a-boo,/Oh, puppy dog, it's just you!/Sniff behind that rattan chair./Is my baby crouching there?" From the rhymed verses and onomatopoeia to the nearly hidden toddler in each spread, this story is brimming with child appeal. Done in watercolor and cut-paper collage, the exuberant illustrations convey the energy of the high jinks and the girl's satisfaction at being found. Children will want to look for each...


Frommer's Thailand
Charles Agar
0471784702
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. Frommer's. The best trips start here. Full post-tsunami update, plus advice on the best beaches, temples, towns, and resorts. Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not. Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget. Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.

Find great deals and book your trip at Frommers.com

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You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you,...



Thailand
Dorling Kindersley Publishing
0756601746
Mar 2004
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
This colorful and thoughtfully arranged guide provides easy access to Thai history and culture, religion and politics, music, sports, and festivals. From Chiang Mai to Bangkok, Phuket to Ko Samui, the many pleasures, diversions, sites, and activities are detailed in a conveniently usable format. Orchid parks and elephant training centers, wats and Buddhas, beaches, treks, museums, and rainforests--it's all there to peruse and choose. With lists of hotels and restaurants, information on shopping, whitewater rafting, golf, diving, Thai massage, and lots of maps and pictures, Dorling-Kindersley has put together a guide that's both practical and beautiful. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Thailand Fever
Chris Pirazzi, Vitida Vasant
1887521488
November 2004
Paperback
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Stickman's Guide to Bangkok, January 1st, 2005
"Very thoughtfully designed...light and frankly, fun...very highly recommended...even for people who have lived in Thailand."

Stickman's Guide to Bangkok Book Review Page
"For anyone who has not lived in Thailand but is considering a long term relationship...this is a MUST READ."

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Fodor's Thailand
Fodor's
1400014786
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Take a dip in a seven-tiered waterfall, trek by elephant to remote hill-tribe villages, sip a lemongrass-and-chili martini at a hip Bangkok club, or cross into Cambodia to the mother of all temple complexes—Fodor's Thailand, 9th Edition offers all these experiences and more! Our local writers have traveled throughout this country to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for your trip be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing.

The San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best —"Fodor's guides are saturated with information."

-New compact trim size make these guides even more portable
-Two-color interior design makes it easier to find the information you...


Thailand: A Short History
David K. Wyatt
0300035829
September 1986
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
This highly acclaimed book, the standard history of Thailand for almost twenty years, has now been completely revised by the author. David K. Wyatt has also added new sections examining the social and economic changes that have transformed the country in the past two decades. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Back Cover
"Wyatt knows his subject well enough and has enough enthusiasm for it to make his book . . . entertaining as well as eminently educational." -David McElveen, Asiaweek; "A very readable account. . . .We come away from reading it with a clearer understanding of where Thailand stands in relation to its neighbors, who the Thai people are, how the Thai government evolved into its present form."-James Stent, Asian Wall Street Journal;...


Wave of Destruction
Erich Krauss
1594863784
Dec 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Kraus (Wall of Flame) provides a compelling account of four families in a Thai village devastated by the tsunami of December 26, 2004. The author first describes the harsh everyday existence of these villagers before the tsunami: a life of poverty in which children are sent off to work for abusive bosses, of earning a hazardous living by diving for tin or stealing lobsters from Burmese traps. The villagers Krauss describes are courageous: one woman, Dang, became an activist, fighting the powerful tin-mining company trying to force her from the land. Puek, blinded in an accident, rallied to help his wife, Lek, after the death of their young son. Krauss then details the tragic tsunami and its aftermath. Trying unsuccessfully to save a baby as wave after wave comes over her, one woman knows "she would never sleep...


Thai Massage
Ananda Apfelbaum
1583331689
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Thai Massage, Sacred Bodywork is a complete guide to an ancient practice that benefits body, mind, and spirit.

Interest in Thai massage has been growing rapidly. This is no surprise given its unique multifaceted approach to the body. Thai massage combines acupressure, stretching, reflexology, assisted yoga postures, herbal compresses, prayer and meditation. It benefits everyone. Sometimes called the "lazy person's yoga", Thai massage stretches and relaxes the muscles, increases the joints' range of motion, and balances energy flow throughout the body.

Thai Massage, Sacred Bodywork provides fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions which enable the reader to use this integrative and interactive therapy with a partner at home or with a client. The book explains the historical and...


Culture Shock!: Thailand
Robert Cooper
1558689419
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Whether you're conducting business, traveling for pleasure, or even relocating abroad, one mistake with customs or etiquette can leave a bad taste in everyone's mouth. International travelers, now more than ever, are not just individuals from the United States, but ambassadors and impression makers for the country as a whole. Newly updated, redesigned, and resized for maximum shelf appeal for travelers of all ages, Culture Shock! country and city guides make up the most complete reference series for customs and etiquette you can find. These are not just travel guides; these are guides for a way of life.

From the Publisher
Newly updated and redesigned in 2005!


To Asia with Love: A Connoisseurs' Guide to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
Kim Fay
0971594031
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Off the beaten path tips for adventuring, eating, shopping and sight seeing, from contributors who live, work, teach, write and travel there. Not your regular travel guidebook. Booking your trip, means how to find a boat to take you down the Mekong River, instead of where to get a cheap airline ticket. One chapter lists opportunities for giving back to the countries you visit.

About the Author
Seattle native Kim Fay fell in love with Southeast Asia when she traveled to Thailand in 1990. Journeys to Borneo, Singapore and Bali followed, and in 1995 she moved to Ho Chi Minh City, where she worked as an English teacher and travel writer until 1999. She now writes and edits for travel websites in L.A. She recently finished In Yellow Babylon, a novel about the looting of the...


Real Thai
Nancie McDermott
0811800172
Mar 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
Nancie McDermott, widely regarded as the American expert on Thai cooking, offers a clear, straightforward approach to dishes that many Westerners have tasted only in restaurants. In Real Thai, she demystifies once and for all every aspect of this flavorful, healthy cuisine. Organized geographically by region, over 100 tempting, easy-to-follow recipes explore not only dishes that may be familiar to Americans, such as Chicken Coconut Soup and Pork Satay, but also lesser-known local specialties such as Crab Cakes with Cilantro Paste, Fish with Yellow Curry Steamed in Banana Leaves, Sticky Rice with Mangoes, and Son-in-Law Eggs. Including advice on basic utensils and techniques, a glossary of ingredients, a list of shopping sources, and a section of suggested menus, this is the definitive guide for novice and expert...


Culture Smart! Thailand
Roger Jones
1558687785
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Culture Smart! is a new series of travel guides written for the traveler on the go. Each volume is a quick, accurate guide to customs and etiquette. Outstanding features of CULTURE SMART! * All the essential cultural and etiquette points are covered, making you confident in a variety of situations. * You will know what to expect in each particular culture. * You will learn how to behave in specific social and business situations. * Essential attitudes and values are clearly explained. * You will find each topic a quick, easy read due to the concise writing style. * Laid out in a clear and easy-to-read format. * Each book has the same look, page count, and organization for reference use. * Small and light, it tucks into your pocket or purse for on-the-go use. * Your Culture Smart! books are written by a staff of...


Fodor's Citypack Bangkok's 25 Best with Map
Sylvie Franquet
1400015774
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
25 Best Bets in Bangkok - Plus a Full Color, Pull-Out Map And the Best of the Rest

Best temples and shrines • Best spas and treatments • Best markets and malls • Best Thai eateries

Everything you need to explore Bangkok.

· Top lodging and dining picks for every budget
· Stunning temples, from Wat Phra Kaeo, with its Emerald Buddha, to Wat Po, with its giant Reclining Buddha
· The best food—in established restaurants, innovative eateries, lively food stalls, and Thai cooking classes
· What kids like: royal white elephants in Dusit Zoo, kite flying in Royal Field, boat rides on the Chao Phraya
· Life's pleasures, from Thai massage, to shopping for silk, to a night of bar-hopping
· Side trips to Ayutthaya, River Kwai, and Muang...


A History of Thailand
Chris Baker
0521016479
June 2005
Paperback
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Review
'As the most conceptual study of thailand yet it reaches a new level of sophistication.' BBC History Magazine
'Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit cover this ground with secure jusgement and great insight.' Times Literary Supplement
'In A History of Thailand, Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit, two respected Bangkok-based scholars, offer a lively, highly readable account of modern Thai history, the first such history in English for two decades.' Financial Times

Book Description
Covering the past three centuries of Thai history, this book reveals how a landscape of sparsely populated forest and jungle was transformed into villages and paddy fields, with a rural society of smallholder peasants and an urban society populated mainly by migrants from southern China. It demonstrates how...


Lonely Planet Thailands Islands & Beaches
Joseph Bindloss
1740595009
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Island ways, long days, late rays...relax to the blissful pace of Thailand's south. Feast in paradise, barter for a bungalow, join the party or escape entirely. Our definitive guide gives you detailed regional coverage for the perfect getaway. • DINE OUT - with our food and drink chapter and comprehensive listings across the region • GO FOR BROKE - from market bargains to boutique fashion, we have shopping covered • GET AROUND - explore coastal jungles, remote islands and blue lagoons • NAVIGATE - over 50 maps cover the city to the sea, including national parks and dive sites • HIT THE HUB - the lowdown on Bangkok, from banking to bar-hopping

Excerpted from Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands & Beaches (Lonely Planet Thailand's Island and Beaches) by Joe...


The King Never Smiles : A Biography of Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej
Paul M. Handley
0300106823
July 28, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Thailand’s Bhumibol Adulyadej, the only king ever born in the United States, came to the throne of his country in 1946 and is now the world’s longest-serving monarch. The King Never Smiles, the first independent biography of Thailand's monarch, tells the unexpected story of Bhumibol's life and sixty-year rule—how a Western-raised boy came to be seen by his people as a living Buddha, and how a king widely seen as beneficent and apolitical could in fact be so deeply political and autocratic.
Paul Handley provides an extensively researched, factual account of the king’s youth and personal development, ascent to the throne, skillful political maneuverings, and attempt to shape Thailand as a Buddhist kingdom. Handley takes full note of Bhumibol's achievements in art, in...


The Thai Amulet
Lyn Hamilton
0641676549

Hardcover
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Frommer's Thailand
Charles Agar
0764544527
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Frommer's holds the key to worry-free travel in this exotic land, with valuable cultural insights, the latest trip-planning advice, detailed maps, and smart tips on language, local customs, and getting around. You'll...



Bangkok Tattoo
John Burdett
1400040450
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In Burdett's brilliantly cynical mystery thriller, the follow-up to Bangkok 8 (2004), Royal Thai police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep is called in by his supervisor, hard-bitten Captain Vikorn, to investigate the murder of a CIA operative, Mitch Turner, found disemboweled and mutilated. The prime suspect is a beautiful bar girl, Chanya, with whom Sonchai believes himself to be in love. When Turner's murder turns out to be far more complicated than originally thought, Sonchai must deal with his boss's rages and Chanya's gradually revealed secrets, along with CIA agents who have come to investigate the crime, a Thai army general with whom Vikorn has been feuding for years, Yakuza gangsters, Japanese tattooists, Muslim fundamentalists and more. Thoroughly familiar with Thailand, Burdett does an...


The Encyclopedia of Thai Massage: A Complete Guide to Traditional Thai Massage Therapy and Acupressure
C. Pierce Salguero
1844090299
October 30, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Drawing from Thai history, cultural studies, Buddhist religion, and yogic practices, as well as a modern understanding of anatomy and physiology, this book finally bridges the gap between the theory and practice of Thai massage.


The Revolutionary King
William Stevenson
1841194514
September 2001
Paperback
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