Very Good. 080480530X No Jacket; Jacket condition: No jacket. From the Foreword: "Just where is Siam? " I asked, as I pored over a map of Asia. The airlines clerk pointed out a pink shape. She handed me the tickets, and, as I gave her the money, my heart sank. In just one week I would be leaving all familiar things behind me and be on my way to a land halfway around the earth to get married. My fiance, a scholar, was in Bangkok on a grant to teach and to study. With no idea of the country and its climate, its people and their customs, I was both excited and frightened. At first everything in Bangkok came as a shock. It was so different from home. Here everybody lives outdoors during the day because it is hot and humid. The people's ordinary daily activities-working, bathing, cooking, eating, talking, buying, selling-are in plain view. Most people seemed to have few things according to our standards, but, to my astonishment, they did not seem to mind. The language was strange, and the food even more so. I spent many hours writing home about these differences, but before long they became insignificant. We struggled with the language. We grew to love the food. We tolerated the climate. We even had a baby there. And we came to know the romance of Siam. It does not take long to realize that the Siamese are a water people. Bangkok, the only large city, and the surrounding countryside are a network of canals that crisscross the Chao Phraya River. Rice boats from up-country, fishing boats, steamboats, ..." 109 pages.
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Very Good. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. DJ is very good. Inside front flap is clipped. Cultural Anthropology 1068. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1989. Hardcover w / dustjacket.
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