Bangkok Then and Now
Steve Van Beek
Wind & Water Publishing
Hardbound with dustjacket
Bangkok, Then and Now depicts the dramatic changes in one of the
world's great cities over the past century. Set side by side are
photographs taken in 1900 and 1999; a comprehensive text looks at
daily life. Maps enable adventurers to explore monuments of Bangkok's
early days on their own. Scores of stories from the 1900 and 1901
editions of the Bangkok Times newspaper reveal in graphic
detail the tenor of the age told by the people who lived it. Sidebars
relate the history of the trams (whose drivers exchanged horse race
tips by tapping on their footbells), advise on how to stay healthy
(cholera belts were essential), and recount the careers of colorful
criminals who terrorized the city (including the notorious hat snatchers
and their geckoes). A bestseller since its initial publication.
The handsome, full-color, hard-cover book, with dust jacket,
is available in English , German
, and Thai
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a sample chapter,
a box story,
or News Items.
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And look at old photos from the book
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