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4,000 Days : My Life and Survival in a Bangkok Prison  by Warren Fellows (Paperback - April 2000)

Book Description
In the late 1970s, author Warren Fellows and two of his friends had the perfect scheme: they would traffic heroin between Australia and Thailand, concealing it flawlessly in high-tech, invisible compartments in suitcases. The money was there, and the process seemed foolproof--especially because they hadn't gotten caught in all their prior attempts at smuggling. But in 1978, all that would change, and Fellows would spend the next twelve years of his life enduring violations of his human rights of unimaginable hideousness.

Fellows, convicted in Thailand, spent these twelve years in Bangkok's infamous Bang Kwang prison, witnessing atrocities committed by both Thai prison officials and his fellow inmates. He survived countless torturous beatings, was forced to eat rats, and endured solitary confinement under terrifyingly inhumane conditions. On a daily basis, Fellows also witnessed the torture and execution of those around him, their screams as common as the insects and vermin in his cell. Many of the prisoners in Bang Kwang turned to heroin--the vice that landed Fellows there in the first place--to escape their daily nightmares, and the Thai prison guards often helped feed this deadly addiction.

Fellows, now a free man, has lived to write about these twelve ghastly years in Thailand. He has captured the filth, pain, anger, hopelessness, and torture of life in a Thai prison with vivid, engrossing detail and brutal honesty.

About the Author
Warren Fellows is now forty-four years old and has been a free man since his return from Thailand in 1989. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his mother.

 

 

 

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The Baobab and the Mango Tree : Lessons About Development : African and Asian Contrasts by Scott Thompson, Nicholas Thompson (Paperback - December 2000)

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The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula: Volume 1, Non-Passerines by David R. Wells, et al (Hardcover - April 1999)

S. W. Harris in CHOICE, November 1999
"The text is superbly done, and the book will become the standard reference for years to come."

BBC WILDLIFE, June 1999
"Comprehensive and highly detailed volume bringing together the latest information gathered from recent research on birds in this area

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Breath of the Dragon by Gail Giles, June Otani (Illustrator) (Hardcover - April 1997)

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The Canon in Southeast Asian Literatures : Literatures of Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam (Curzon So)  
by David Smyth (Editor) (Hardcover - March 2000)

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Chamlong Srimuang and the New Thai Politics by Duncan McCargo (Hardcover - April 1998) An account of recent developments in Thai politics
Since the early 1980s, Thailand's politics have changed immensely. Dramatic events, such as the 1991 military coup and the popular anti-military uprising of May 1992, have challenged conventional views of the Thai political order. The armed forces can no longer take their traditional dominance for granted. The military and the bureaucracy are under threat from new sources of power, ัdissident religious movements, local politicians in Bangkok, the opposition, NGOs, and a critical mass media.

Chamlong Srimuang, a former general who served for six years as Governor of Bangkok and later became leader of the Palang Dharma Party and deputy prime minister, is one of Thailand's most controversial politicians. A celibate and vegetarian with no worldly possessions, he is best known for spearheading the mass protest which ousted military strongman Suchinda Kraprayoon from the premiership in 1992. This book examines his career.

Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Professional soldiers and political soldiers; Chapter 3: Moral force: the politics of Buddhism; Chapter 4: Local power in the Thai capital; Chapter 5: More than a faction, less than a party; Chapter 5: In search of an indigenous Thai ideology; Chapter 7: The marketing of a Thai political personality; Chapter 8: The crisis of Black May: no winners, only losers; Chapter 9: Decline and fall?

This is the only single-authored, research-based book on contemporary Thai politics currently available, so I think it is well worth buying. Chamlong's political career is a fascinating story; I hope the book sometimes reads more like a novel than another turgid work of political 'science'.

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Chiang Mai Northern Thailand : Thailand Regional Maps (Periplus Travel Maps)  
(Map - April 2000)

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The Colours of Thailand by Barbara Lloyd(Photographer) (Paperback - September 1997)

Book Description
The saffron of monks' robes, the iridescent green of the fields, the fierce red of a boxer's gloves...Thailand's colors show the essence of its many characters. It is a country alive with a myriad of striking images. Renowned travel photographer Barbara Lloyd captures the heart of this country--its temples, hill tribes, ancient sites, festivals, silks, spices, and jewel-like islands. She introduces a new color for the theme of each chapter, demonstrating the individual mood, personality, symbolic meaning, and uses of color in the everyday lives of the people of Thailand. Full of insights and countless visual treasures, this book will delight and fascinate anyone who has ever traveled, or dreamed of traveling, to one of the most fascinating countries in Asia.

Synopsis
The saffron of monks' robes, the iridescent green of the fields, the fierce red of a boxer's gloves . . . Thailand is a country alive with a myriad of striking images. Introducing a new color for the theme of each chapter, renowned travel photographer Barbara Lloyd captures the heart of the country its temples, hill tribes, ancient sites, festivals, silks, spices, and jewel-like islands. 185 color illustrations.

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A Common Core : Thais and Americans (Interact Series) by John P. Fieg (Paperback - June 1989)

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Corruption and Democracy in Thailand by Pasuk Phongpaichit, Sungsidh Piriyarangsan (Paperback - June 1999)

Reviewer: Taylor Easum from Chiang Mai, Thailand
This treatment of the 'causes and cures' for corruption in Thailand is generally well-written and well researched. In my opinion, the most interesting chapter was the one on public perceptions and attitudes towards corruption in Thailand. In addition, the authors have a few interesting things to say by way of comparison, which helps avoid the common problem of analyzing Thai corruption as exclusively rooted in the specific culture of Thailand. This would be an excellent chapter for anyone interested in how corruption is percieved by those within the country, especially in comparison with outside observers and observations.

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Country Review, Thailand 1998/1999  by Robert C. Kelly(Editor), et al

Book Description
Commercial Data International's (CDI) Country Reviews are concise, up-to-date sources for political and economic information on the 190 nations defined by the U.S. State Department as Independent States of the World, plus Serbia and Montenegro. In addition, data on Hong Kong and Taiwan are included in the Country Review for China.

Each Country Review begins with an overview which provides key demographic and geographic information as well as full color regional and country maps by Magellan Geographix. Government and political information is provided in a format which enables the Reader to get an overview of the organization of the various branches of the government, a brief summary of current political conditions, and a list of current leaders, including a biography of the head of government/state. Economic information, compiled and condensed from a large number of reliable sources, is presented in the Country Reviews in statistical tables on key macroeconomic trends and economic sectors. The economic data is organized in an easy-to-understand format. Foreign investment conditions are also covered along with a capsule description of stock market trends, for those countries where major stock markets exist, a listing of key enterprises. Also included is a summary of current environmental issues, natural hazards, international environmental agreements, and, for most countries, a table with time trends in Greenhouse Gas emissions.

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Cows in the House  by Beverly Lewis, Chi Chung (Illustrator) (Hardcover - September 1998) Reading level: Ages 4-8

Once upon a time, in a misty mountain village of Thailand, a barefoot boy lived with his father, mother, and five quarreling sisters-.

So begins Cows in the House, a rollicking retelling of a folktale about a little barefoot boy who is going to go crazy if he has to live with his five fussing sisters for another minute. Fortunately, the barefoot boy's wise old grandfather knows a clever way to take care of the problem if only the boy can live through it! Will mooing, chewing cows in the house really do the trick?

Beverly Lewis brings her delightful skill with words into play in this light-hearted romp with a valuable lesson about contentment, whimsically illustrated by Chi Chung.

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Culture Shock!: Thailand by Robert and Nanthapa Cooper: 1982, Singapore, Times Books International, 238 pp.

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You'll never feel intimidated and awkward about the customs and etiquette of another country again. With the insights provided in this CULTURE SHOCK! Guide, you'll learn to see beyond the stereotypes and misinformation that often precede a visit to a foreign land. Whether you plan to stay for a week or for a year, you'll benefit from such topics as understanding the rules of driving and monetary systems, religious practices and making friends. There are tips on political traditions, building business relationships, and the particular intricacies of setting up a home or office. Great for the business traveler, the foreign exchange student, or the tourist who makes a sincere attempt to cross the bridge into a new and exciting culture.

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Dangerous Wishes by William Sleator (Paperback - September 1997)

In Sleator's sequel to The Spirit House (1991), Dominic Kamen and his family, who hosted a Thai exchange student in the first book, are on an extended visit to Thailand. In Bangkok, Dom becomes friends with Lek, a Thai teen who has come to the city to escape the grinding poverty of his village. A series of near-disastrous incidents has convinced Dom that, in order for his family to escape a vengeful spirit linked to a jade carving his sister had lost three years earlier, he must find...

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The Daughters of Development : Women and the Changing Environment by Sinith Sittirak, Sinith Sittirak (Hardcover - June 1998)

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Dragon's Fin Soup : Eight Modern Siamese Fables by S. P. Somtow (Paperback - July 2000)

The author, S.P. Somtow , June 10, 2000
Dragon's Fin Soup makes a second debut
Although this book came out from EMR about a year ago, that publisher transformed itself into Babbage Press, with new management, and this is a revamped edition with beautiful type and more striking design. Although the stories have mostly appeared before, this is the first collection of all my fantasy, horror, and science fiction stories set in Thailand. It contains the World Fantasy Award nominated title story as well as "Diamonds Aren't Forever," the Sturgeon Award nominee. I'd like to thank Lydia, Art, and Kris for bringing out this attractive trade paperback.

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Elephants of Thailand in Myth, Art, and Reality by Rita Ringis (Hardcover - August 1996)

Reviewer: Angel Lee from Cleveland, Oh
When thinking of elephants, Thailand is not the first place that comes to most people's mind. However, as described here, elephants have played a major role in Thai art and culture throughout history. The author draws upon 14 years studying & teaching art in Thailand to present this comprehensive view of the elephant in Thai society. She does well in combining art with the elephants' active ceremonial & working roles. Elephants are shown in many art forms including drawings, engravings, murals, sculpture & bronzes. Well illustrated in b/w, there is also a 16 page color gallery showing a great variety of art and architectural detail. The physical characteristics of the Thai elephant and its current endangered status are covered here as well. This book provides an excellent overall view of the elephant's central role in Thai life & culture.

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The Emerald Buddha Conspiracy by Benjamin Izell (Hardcover)

Book Description
This is a novel of international intrigue based largely in Thailand and inspired by the actual existence of a jade statue of Buddha that is venerated and carefully guarded as a national treasure. The story describes the secret theft of the statue, the replacement of the actual statue with a close reproduction of it, and the threat by a revolutionary force to reveal the secret and thus topple the government. A former U.S. Military Intelligence agent, now an Asian art dealer in Texas, takes on the duty of recovering the actual statue before the announcement of its theft and the attempted coup take place.

About the Author
Benjamin Izell, the author, is the pseudonym for a PhD anthropologist who spends much of his time in the Orient and has an intimate knowledge of its culture. This is his first novel, but he is the author of 14 scholarly books and more than 100 articles
 

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Endangered Animals of Thailand by Humphrey (Paperback - December 1990)

Energy Efficiency Strategies for Thailand : The Needs and the Benefits : Report of a Conference Held on March 4-6 1988 Pattaya Thailand by Deborah Lynn Bleviss, Vanessa Lide (Hardcover)

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The conference from which this collection of essays grew was organized to address the importance of energy efficiency for Thailand's future economic growth. Like many developing countries, Thailand has been enjoying an impressive Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate in the last few years, prompting many to predict that it will soon "graduate" to join the ranks of the newly industrialized countries. However, these positive economic indicators have also been accompanied by a worrisome one: a dramatic increase in energy use. Between 1986 and 1987 energy use grew by over 15 percent-over twice the rate of GDP growth-and Thailand spent over $1.5 billion on imported energy sources. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the global imperatives for implementing energy efficiency measures in Thailand and other developing countries. Case-study examples are then given of the global experience in energy efficiency in industry, buildings, transportation, and electric power generation. Co-published with the International Institute for Energy Conservation.

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Even a Little Is Something : Stories of Nong by Tom Glass, Elena Gerard (Illustrator) (Hardcover - December 1997) 

Reading level: Ages 4-8


From Kirkus Reviews , November 15, 1997
Enter a world of dust floors, mosquito netting, and red clay, infused with the smells of rice cakes and somtam, and inhabited by an eclectic assortment of characters: Buffalo Woman and her animal companion Coconut, wise and wacky Mr. Pu, Different Boy, and Aunt Oom the soup lady. Meet Nong, a curious 11-year-old, who lives meagerly with her mother and sister Oi in a rural village in Thailand. Glimpses into Nong's world are revealed in pieces of a patchwork, a crazy quilt of characters, a world of making mistakes and learning--a world of imagining the future. In Glass's first book, each vignette is loosely related by its inclusion of oddball characters; together they depict a way of life. Nong is an eager, compassionate, venturesome girl, ready for what awaits her around the next corner, be it a hidden scorpion, a superstitious soup-maker about to reveal her secret ingredient, or a curry-smudged check that holds a slight promise of a better life for her family and herself. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Short stories. 9-12) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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External Finance in Thailand's Development : An Interpretation of Thailand's Growth Boom (International Finance and Development Series) by Karel Jansen, Karel Eansen (Hardcover - November 1997)


Since the 1970s the fluctuations of international finance have been important to the economic fortunes of developing countries, including Thailand. Since 1987 Thailand has experienced high growth, fed by high capital inflows. This book makes a detailed study of the macroeconomic impact of capital inflows during recent years and during an earlier period, in the late 1970s, when growth, and capital inflows, were high. The book shows that questions on the impact of external finance cannot be adequately analysed at the level of economic aggregates. External finance is broken down into its main components: the impact of aid is very different from that of direct foreign investment. Macroeconomic aggregates are also broken down as the response of the government to capital inflows is quite different from that of private corporations. The book analyses the policies that have accompanied the capital inflows. It concludes that a cautious fiscal policy and an exchange rate policy that avoids excessive appreciation of the real exchange rate are central to a macroeconomic environment conducive to a positive impact of capital inflows.

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Family in Thailand (Families the World Over) by Ruth Thomson, Neil Thomson (Library Binding - August 1988)

Reading level: Ages 4-8 

Photographs and text describe the life and culture of a family living in Pa Bong, a village in northern Thailand.

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A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand by Nantiya Vaddhanaphuti (Paperback - June 1999)

Reviewer: Pierre Buehr from Switzerland/Thailand
You will find this book on every market in Thailand, all the gardeners explaining the English and Thai name to the customers, and the specifics to identify the orchids. Check literature on orchids and you will not find what you are looking for because of thousands of identified and not yet described species. Use this book with marvellous fotos as your field guide, appreciating the work done by Khun Nantiya. For every flower loving traveler to Thailand !

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Fire & Spice by Jacki Passmore (Paperback)

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Folk Stories of the Hmong : Peoples of Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam by Norma J. Livo, Dia Cha (Paperback - September 1991)

Reviewer: A 12-year old reader from South Carolina, Clover USA
This book taught me a lot of stories and what happen in the pass. I should aloud every one to read this book. Even though I'm hmong and really young I want to encourage people to read.

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 Forest Recollections  by Kamala Tiyavanich, Kamala Tiyavanich (Paperback - April 1997)

During the first half of this century the forests of Thailand were home to wandering ascetic monks. They were Buddhists, but their brand of Buddhism did not copy the practices described in ancient doctrinal texts. Their Buddhism found expression in living day-to-day in the forest and in contending with the mental and physical challenges of hunger, pain, fear, and desire. Combining interviews and biographies with an exhaustive knowledge of archival materials and a wide reading of ephemeral popular literature, Kamala Tiyavanich documents the monastic lives of three generations of forest-dwelling ascetics and challenges the stereotype of state-centric Thai Buddhism. Although the tradition of wandering forest ascetics has disappeared, a victim of Thailand's relentless modernization and rampant deforestation, the lives of the monks presented here are a testament to the rich diversity of regional Buddhist traditions. The study of these monastic lineages and practices enriches our understanding of Buddhism in Thailand and elsewhere.

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Gender and Slum Culture in Urban Asia by Susanne Thorbek, Brian Fredsfod (Translator) (Paperback - August 1994)

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Guns, Girls, Gambling, Ganja : Thailand's Illegal Economy and Public Policy  
by Pasuk Phongpaichit, et al (Paperback - March 1999)

Systematic and scholarly study of corruption in Thailand, May 23, 1999
Reviewer: [email protected] from Mangilao, Guam
This scholarly research project examines the economic, social and political implications of Thailand's huge illegal economy. Using government documents, published and unpublished research, media reports, anecdotal evidence, key informants, and other resources, the authors--all members of the faculty of Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University--look at the "industries" of gambling, prostitution, drugs, arms trading, oil smuggling and trafficking in people. Empirical data--sensitive and challenging to obtain--are extrapolated reasonably to estimate numbers of individuals involved, the volume in trade, the value added in Thai baht, and the consequent money laundering. Along with their links to international organized crime, these unlawful activities distort the economy, victimize people, provide funding for "money politics" and corrupt law enforcement employees and agencies.

The authors conclude that police reforms are needed to develop a modern economy and a functioning democracy. Because the illegal practices described involve important and influential people, some police, other officials and VIPs objected to and denied the controversial draft findings. The authors found themselves threatened, criticized and investigated in attempts to intimidate and silence them.

Numerous tables present the data collection results. The notes and bibliography are comprehensive, the glossary and index valuable.

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In the Place of Origins : Modernity and Its Mediums in Northern Thailand (Body, Commodity, Text) by Rosalind C. Morris (Hardcover - March 2000)

Book Description
In the Place of Origins tells the tale of modernity in Northern Thailand, discerning its oblique signs in the performances of contemporary spirit mediums. In a world driven by the twin fantasies of pastness and newness, Rosalind C. Morris reveals that spirit mediumship is not simply a theater of atavistic tendency but an arena in which it is possible to read the relationships between new forms of representation and subjectivity, as well as new modes of magic and political power.

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International Schools in Thailand  by Colin De'Ath, Jennifer Sharples (Paperback)

Book Description
This is the first comprehensive and independent guide to international schools in Thailand. It is packed with information for parents who are concerned about finding the best educational institute for their child in Thailand. The book highlights what to look for when selecting an international school, the differences between Thai and international schools, how many international schools there are in Thailand, what Thailand's first international boarding schools are offering.

From the Publisher
There is a genuine need for a publication of this nature and the International Schools Association in Thailand welcomes this initiative and trusts that it will prove to be a valuable resource for parents in the search for the most suitable schools for their child.

Packed with information and insider tips., July 8, 1999
Reviewer: A reader from Bangkok
I likes this publication because it offered a lot of information that is hard to get from the schools themselves. Generally international schools in Thailand tend to be a rip-off financially with unqualified teachers and low standards that cheat both Thai and expatriate parents. A guide that lists all these schools and tells parents what to look for (although you seldom get the truth when asking many of the questions of the schools) was badly needed! How about an update????

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The King of the White Elephant by Pridi Banomyong (Paperback)

Book Description
It is the story of the olden days of the East, when nations rose up in arms at the mere word of their King, for what cause they knew not, except that they had been ordered to. Nations that today, with the enlightenment bestowed on them by the Lord Buddha, have realized the follies of their forefathers, and, forgiving and forgetting, have, aggressed and aggressor, victor and vanquished alike, joined hands in brotherly love to work for the commonwealth of Mankind.

The publisher, Martin Rowe , August 11, 2000
Discusses the past difficulties that faced South East Asia
This work, a novel, was written during 1939 and 1940, a turbulent period in East and South East Asia and reflect Pridi Banomyong's attempts to attain the goals of neutrality and peace amid threats of imperialism and fascism. While Banomyong desired peace, the novel makes clear that he believed in a "just war"- although one that had as limited an effect on the people as possible.

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Kingdom of Make-Believe: A Novel of Thailand by Dean Barrett 

The author, Dean Barrett - [email protected] , June 17, 1999
Thailand: an exotic and dangerous journey
Like many people who have lived in Thailand, I still have many wonderful memories of the Land of Smiles. But it is also true that a farang (foreigner) is not always aware of what is really going on behind the scenes. The smiles, while genuine, mislead us into thinking that what is presented on the surface is the only reality. In Kingdom of Make-Believe, a New York publisher who once served in Thailand during the Vietnam War receives a plea for help from his late brother's Thai widow. As he was... read more

 A page-turner, June 23, 1999
Reviewer: A reader from New York
The author obviously knows Thailand very well. It's a country of beautiful temples and smiling people on the facade but the novel explores what lies behind. Set in throbbing bars in steamy Bangkok, seedy sea-side town, Pattaya, and beautiful ruins of Ayudhya, this novel will offer great entertainment to anyone who's been to Thailand or interested in Thai culture. Exotic, always interesting and even comic at times, it makes an engrossing read throughout. It is definately a page-turner.
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Linguistic Diversity and National Unity : Language Ecology in Thailand by William A. Smalley, William Smally

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Unlike other multi-ethnic nations, such as Myanmar and India, where official language policy has sparked bloody clashes, Thailand has maintained relative stability despite its eighty languages. In this study of the relations among politics, geography, and language, William A. Smalley shows how Thailand has maintained national unity through an elaborate social and linguistic hierarchy.

Smalley contends that because the people of Thailand perceive their social hierarchy as the normal order.

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Materializing Thailand (Materializing Culture Series)  by Penny Van Esterik (Paperback)

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Memoirs of a Bangkok Warrior : A Novel  by Dean Barrett (Paperback - September 1999) Excellent satire, September 16, 2000 A reader from San Diego, CA - This novel is hilarious, especially if you were an enlisted man in the military but is also sometimes moving. However, for me, the chapter entitled, The Chaplain's Last Sermon, is fantastic. A Mark Twain-type satire and a satire on chaplains and prayer and war and thinking that some god somewhere is listening to our prayers to destroy an enemy. It brings to mind Twain's "War Prayer," but this chapter is much more developed. This book would make a hilarious movie. Thin-skinned officers might not like it but anyone with a sense of humor will. Whore House Charlie lives!!

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Michelin Green Guide Thailand  An indispensable guide to the natural and cultural attractions of Thailand. Informative essays in the Introduction presents background information on the country, its history and artistic trends, its language and distinctive cultures, and its culinary traditions. Two summary maps show the principal sights. Includes more than 150 color photos and over 30 detailed maps. comments by  Bjorn Andersson

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Moon Handbooks: Thailand (3rd Ed.) by Carl Parkes (Paperback)

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The People of Thailand (Celebrating the Peoples and Civilizations of Southeast Asia) by Dolly Brittan (Library Binding - August 1998)

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Peoples of the Golden Triangle : Six Tribes in Thailand  
by Paul Lewis, Elaine Lewis (Paperback - December 1998)

Natural History
Combines the usefulness of a culture summary with the liveliness of personal vignettes and page after page of exquisite color photographs.

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A Photographic Guide to Birds of Thailand  by Michael Webster, Chew Yen Fook (Paperback - June 1999)
A Handy Pocket Book of Birds of Thailand, April 13, 2000
Reviewer: Michele-Marie von Bergen  from Mountain City,TN 37683 This is a well done pocket size photografic book on the birds of Thailand. The pictures are very good. It also is has some good information besides just being a picture book. It is a great book for the money.

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Plants and People of the Golden Triangle : Ethnobotany of the Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand  by Edward F. Anderson (Hardcover - December 1993)

From Book News, Inc. , June 1, 1994 Anderson (research botanist, Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix) made six trips to the remote mountains of northern Thailand and brought back information on over 1,000 plant species used by the six major tribes of the region for food, fibers and dyes, medicines, pleasure, and dealing with the spirit world. The information is in danger of being lost as the people are assimilated into the mainstream Thai culture and lose contact with their traditional lifestyles. Includes 200 color photographs.

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The Poison River by Steve Raymond, Mal Karman (Hardcover - January 1995)

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Political Change in Thailand : Democracy and Participation (Politics in Asia Series) by Kevin Hewison(Editor) (Paperback - November 1997)

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A Resounding Failure : Martin and the French in Siam, 1672-1693 (Treasures from the Past) by Michael Smithies (Paperback - June 1999)

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Rice Without Rain by Minfong Ho (Hardcover - April 1990)

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Rituals of National Loyalty by Katherine A. Bowie (Hardcover)

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Seeds of Peace : A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society by Sulak Sivaraksa (Paperback - September 1991)

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Seeing Forests for Trees : Environment and Environmentalism in Thailand
by Philip Hirsch(Editor), Australian National University National Thai studies (Paperback - June 1999)

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A Siamese Tragedy : Development and Disintegration in Modern Thailand by Shea Cunningham, et al (Paperback - March 1999)

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A Tale of Two Rice Birds : A Folktale from Thailand
by Clare Hodgson Meeker, Christine Lamb (Illustrator) (Hardcover - September 1994)

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Thai Constructions of Knowledge by Manas Chitakasem, Andrew Turton

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Thai Foolishness Cafe by Melvyn Couch

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Thai Forms by Jean-Michel Beurdelry, Hans Hinz 

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 Thai Literature by Klaus Wenk

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 Thai Society in Comparative Perspective by Erik Cohen

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Thai Style by William Warren, et al (Hardcover - May 1989)

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Thai Tales by Supaporn Vathanaprida, Margaret Read MacDonald 

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Thai Women in the Global Labor Force by Christoph Irmscher

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Thailand: Buddhist kingdom as modern nation-state by C. F. Keyes: 1987, Boulder and London, Westview Press, 252 pp.

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Thailand, China and Burma (Anthropology of Asia Series)  by Andrew Walker (Hardcover - December 1999)

Book Description
The Legend of the Golden Boat provides a new approach to the study of Southeast Asia's northern borderlands. Based on extensive travel in the upper Mekong hinterland, it is a fascinating account of the lives of the transport operators, traders, entrepreneurs, and government officials who are contributing to the contemporary revival in upper Mekong cross-border connections. This ethnographic study is set against an intriguing background of war, revolution, and reform.

About the Author
Andrew Walker is research fellow at the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University.

A new perspective on an interesting region, October 21, 1999
Reviewer: Christianne Bouffe from Melbourne
After an historical overview of the upper-Mekong region this book provides four case studies that illustrate the growth in cross Mekong trade over the past decade. The case studies examine cross river boat operators, long distance truck and boat operators, long distance traders and the export trade in Lao timber. My favorite was the study of long distance traders, which illustrates how Lao women have come to play an important part in this trade. The study of cross river boat operators is also a detailed ethnographic account of life on the border. The theoretical perspective on regulation (while I did not agree with it at times) provides a productive new approach to the study of national borders. The author's claim that open borders can be more regulated that the closed borders they have replaced is bound to spark some interesting debate. This is a valuable book for those with an interest in the Mekong region, borders and the ethnography of northern Thailand and Laos.

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Thailand (Countries of the World (Bridgestone)
by Kristin Thoennes (School & Library Binding - June 1999)

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Thailand (Enchantment of the World Second Series) by Sylvia McNair (School & Library Binding - October 1998)

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Thailand : The Golden Kingdom  by William Warren, Luca Invernizzi Tettoni (Photographer)


Book Description
From the beaches of the south to the mountains of the north, Thailand is a beautiful and diverse land. Thailand: The Golden Kingdom encapsulates Thai history, culture, and art in one compact volume. It gives an endearing portrait of Thailand's multi-ethnic population, the people's beliefs and ways of life and sets it in an historical and cultural context. Over 140 stunning color photographs illustrate the clear, insightful text about all aspects of one of Asia's most fascinating places.

About the Author
William Warren, born in the southern part of the United States, has made his home in Thailand since 1960. he is the author of a number of publications on Thai life and culture including Tropical Asian Style and Thai Garden Style, both published by Periplus.

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Thailand: the lotus kingdom by Alistair Shearer: 1989, London, John Murray, 278 pp.

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Thailand's Boom and Bust by Pasuk Phongpaichit, et al (Paperback - 1998)

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Travels in the Skin Trade by Jeremy Seabrook

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