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Thailand by Monaco Books-In the many striking images of this volume, the ancient kingdom of Thailand presents its multifaceted life, from floating markets and magnificent temples to exotic landscapes -Brilliant color photography -Informative texts -Spectacular views thanks to fold-out panoramic pages In the heart of Southeast Asia, the kingdom of Thailand encompasses a rich diversity of cultures and traditions shaped by more than 2,000 years of Buddhism. The landscape too is hugely varied, with the mountains and forests of the north contrasting with the vast rice fields of the central plains and the beautiful tropical islands and long coastline of the peninsula in the south. Thailand's superb scenery, tropical climate and renowned hospitality (it is also known as the "Land of Smiles"), not to mention its unique cultural heritage, attracts millions of visitors annually. Whether it's the vibrancy and drama of the capital, Bangkok, the elegance of a Buddhist temple or the serenity of a sandy beach lapped by a turquoise sea, this book captures the essence of Thailand, using spectacular color photos and informative background text to bring this fascinating destination to life.
Publication Date: 2018-03-26
Atlas of Thailand by Doryane Kermel-TorrèsThis atlas portrays Thailand's social anad economic development within a geographical context. The Kingdom of Thailand has undergone many changes throughout its long history, most recently during its vigorous growth from the middle of the 1980s. This volume interprets Thailand's internal dynamics as well as its integration at the regional and global levels. This is the first atlas of its kind for Thailand. It includes a wide range of maps and spatial information using various computer-assisted techniques. Seventy plates of maps, accompanied with commentary, cover significant topics such as Thailand's role in the world system, its place in Eastern Asia, and its population, infrastructure, urban network, production, income, education, and intra-regional dynamics. The volume brings together expert information from a variety of fields. It will be a valuable tool for teachers, students, planners, and entrepreneurs.
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
A Regional Economic History of Thailand by Porphant. OuyyanontThis book presents an economic history of Bangkok, the Central Region, the North, the South, and Northeastern Regions from the signing of the Bowring Treaty in 1855 to the present. Most research has focused on Bangkok as the centre of change affecting other regions and has neglected other regions that had an influence on Bangkok. This book however looks at the changes not only in Bangkok, but also in the other regions, and emphasizes the ways in which Bangkok had an impact on the other regions, and how changes in the other regions affected Bangkok. It also looks, in turn, at each of the princi.
Two chapters on Thailand:
7. Coastal shrimp farming in Thailand : searching for sustainability / B. Szuster
10. Mangrove dependency and the livelihoods of coastal communities in Thailand / E.B. Barbier
Case studies on Thailand included. Helps understand the status of lagoon fisheries and its management, and assessing people's adaptive capacities to respond to changes in the ecological-social-economic system.
Contents: The historical dimension -- The basics of Thai vocal music -- Lyrics and speech-tones -- Poetic form and word positioning -- Some significant features of Thai vocal melody -- The teaching of Thai singing.
Table of Contents:
Mae Naak and Phra Ram : keeping company on the contemporary Thai stage -- Staging the doi moi generation and the treasures of Vietnamese tradition -- Looking within : the Balinese rwa bhineda and readjusting complementary opposites -- Cambodia : artistic renaissance or a new culture of dependency? -- Singapore's cosmopolitan identity and its theatrical sideshow -- Dancing with the censors : Burmese performing arts keep time -- The Philippine theatre's quest for a hero(ine) -- From Fa Ngoum to hip-hop boom : the faces of Lao performance -- Durians, diversity, and fifty years of independence : Malaysian theatre stages its multiethnic heritage.
An advanced level reference guide which surveys the rich and diverse traditions of classical and contemporary performing arts in Asia, showcasing significant scholarship in recent years. This volume is divided into four sections covering:
-Representative Theatrical Traditions in Asia.
-Cross-Regional Aspects of Classical and Folk Theatres.
-Modern and Contemporary Theatres in Asian Countries.
-Modernity, Gender Performance, Intercultural and Musical Theatre in Asia.
A comprehensive guide to the snakes, lizards, crocodiles, tortoises and turtles of the region.Covering more than 1000 species and subspecies; provides information on identification, habitat, behaviour, subspecies, distribution and status; explains the behaviour and morphology of reptiles, as well as how to measure and identify species according to scale counts and other anatomical features.
An ethnobotanical research that identifies over 1000 plant species used by the six major hill tribes in Golden Triangle, the people, their environment, and the plants they use. A detailed appendix lists all plants used by the hill tribes, the corresponding scientific name, family, use(s) of the plant, tribe(s) that use it, and herbarium collection voucher numbers. A second appendix lists all medicinal plants, the ailment treated, the plant part(s) used, and how the medicine is administered. 200 color photographs included.
A collection of 30 chapters on regional overview of and insight into the environment in Southeast Asia. Provides scholarly and empirical understanding of how environmental issues are dealt with from diverse theoretical perspectives.
Provides scientific knowledge on groundwater environment in fourteen Asian cities using Driver-Pressure-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) framework. In detail the book presents the facts and figures of groundwater dependency, problems related to groundwater over exploitation, implementation of various policy instruments and management practices and their results in selected fourteen Asian cities, namely; Bandung (Indonesia), Bangkok (Thailand), Beijing (China), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Chitwan (Nepal), Delhi (India), Dili (East Timor), Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), Hyderabad (India), Khulna (Bangladesh), Lahore (Pakistan), Seoul (South Korea), Tokyo (Japan), and Yangon (Myanmar).