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
|Publisher:||John Beaufoy Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.30(d)|
About 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.