Presenting Thailand: A Journey through the Kingdom

Presenting Thailand: A Journey through the Kingdom

by John Hoskin
     
 
John Hoskin's informative and entertaining text and Mark Standen's distinctive and sympathetic photographs present a wide-ranging introduction to the Kingdom in all its aspects, geography, history,people,religion,art,culture,and cuisine.The main text is accompanied by sidebars and box stories which are used to highlight details, provide anecdotal information, and give

Overview

John Hoskin's informative and entertaining text and Mark Standen's distinctive and sympathetic photographs present a wide-ranging introduction to the Kingdom in all its aspects, geography, history,people,religion,art,culture,and cuisine.The main text is accompanied by sidebars and box stories which are used to highlight details, provide anecdotal information, and give a lively and reader-friendly look to the book.An introduction, giving an overview of Thailand, its location, climate, diversity and all its essential characteristics is followed by 5 regional chapters: Bangkok:City of Angels; Beaches and Islands:Coastal and Southern Thailand; Historical Heartland:The Central Plains; Into the Hills:Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand; and Traditional Thailand:The Northeast

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906780371
Publisher:
John Beaufoy Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,245,581
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

John Hoskin is a British writer who has been based in Bangkok for the past 32 years. After completing a BA degree in History and a Masters in Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham, England, he began his career in London. Subsequently, he lived and worked in Sydney, Amsterdam and Hong Kong before settling in Thailand. He is the author of more than 20 books on Thai and South-East Asian history, culture and travel, including Ten Contemporary Thai Artists,and The Mekong.

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