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The Philippines: The Most Beautiful Places

Nigel Hicks

The Philippines: The Most Beautiful Places

From rugged volcanic mountain landscapes, down through rich farmlands, to dazzlingly white sand beaches, and finally onto stunning submarine coral reefs, the Philippines archipelago has a fantastic range of beautiful places. Covering  Luzon, Mindanao, Palawan, Mindoro and the Visayas, Nigel Hicks presents his personal pick of the best of both the natural and the cultural […]

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Journey through the Philippines

Nigel Hicks

The sheer size of the Philippines (it has over 7,000 islands) and its amazing diversity, with environments that range from stunning submarine coral reefs to rugged and overly-active volcanoes, with beaches, lakes, rivers and forests in between, plus lively modern cities with heritage Spanish buildings, make it a challenge for the visitor to know where […]

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Southeast Asia – A Region Revealed

David Bowden, Nigel Hicks, Mick Shippen

Southeast Asia - A Region Revealed

Covering Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, this captivating book is a testament to the amazing variety of cultures, wildlife and geographical features of the region. Each country has specific attractions; all offer travellers a memorable experience whether for adventurous holidays, cultural tours or indulgent relaxation. In words and […]

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Presenting Cambodia

Mick Shippen

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This country in the south of the Indochina Peninsular fully deserves its title as the ‘Kingdom of Wonder’ as conclusively revealed through Mick Shippen’s stunning, intimate photographs and his informative text. The first section gives an overview of the history, geography and culture of Cambodia, followed by regional chapters covering the landmarks in and around […]

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Presenting the Philippines

Nigel Hicks

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Frequent visitor Nigel Hicks explores every corner of the Philippine archipelago in this highly personal photographic journey. From the humming metropolis of Manila to the protected areas of Palawan, from beach resorts to birdwatching sanctuaries, this is a stunning pictorial survey of this fascinating South-East Asian country. Size 260 x 215mm / 10″ x 8″. […]

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Presenting Thailand

John Hoskin

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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 […]

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An Illustrated History of Thailand

John Hoskin

This fully illustrated history is divided geographically according to the sequence of succeeding Thai kingdoms. Each section follows a historical chronology, covering accounts of major events during each reign, with an assessment of the character of individual kings and their particular achievements, together with those of other major players. This record of events is blended […]

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The Thai World

John Hoskin

The Thai World - Temples, tattoos and other cultural encounters

Thailand and Thai culture are exotic. In spite of the effects of mass tourism and globalization, Thailand is unusual in that it preserves much of its unique traditional culture very largely intact. This compelling collection of articles aims to highlight facets of Thai life, aspects that in most cases are readily seen and yet are […]

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Spirit Worlds: Cambodia, The Buddha and The Naga

Philip Coggan

An absorbing study of Cambodian religion and beliefs covering everything from the role of monks in everyday life to beliefs in ghosts, gods and shamans. Belief in the supernatural covers every aspect of a Cambodian’s birth, life and death; life is a process of merit-making in order to maximize the conditions of their rebirth. Philip […]

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