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The Vanished: The "Evaporated People" of Japan in Stories and Photographs

by Léna Mauger, Brian Phalen & Stéphane Remael

Every year, nearly one hundred thousand Japanese vanish without a trace. Known as the johatsu, or the “evaporated,” they are often driven by shame and hopelessness, leaving behind lost jobs, disappointed...


Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan

by Naomi Duguid

Though the countries in the Persian culinary region are home to diverse religions, cultures, languages, and politics, they are linked by beguiling food traditions and a love for the fresh and the tart. Color...


Long-Houses and Dragon-Boats

by Carl Whiting Bishop

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Beyond the High Himalayas

by William O. Douglas

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


The Dim Sum Field Guide: A Taxonomy of Dumplings, Buns, Meats, Sweets, and Other Specialties of the Chinese Teahouse

by Carolyn Phillips

A whimsically illustrated yet authoritative guide to the "taxonomy" of dim sum, based on a popular Lucky Peach story.

Author and illustrator Carolyn Phillips demystifies the rich, nuanced culinary institution...


Insight Guides: Thailand

by Insight Guides

For many, Thailand remains the quintessential Southeast Asian destination - exotic and exciting but accessible, whether you want to soak up Bangkok's bright lights or the sun on a tropical island. Be inspired...


From the Source - Japan

by Lonely Planet Food

Lonely Planet presents Japan's most authentic dishes - direct from the kitchens where they were perfected.

From street-food vendors to Michelin-starred chefs, Japan's best local cooks share their passion for...


Lonely Planet Malaysia Singapore & Brunei

by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries...


A Quiet Place

by Seicho Matsumoto & Louise Heal Kawai

An ordinary Tokyo man discovers his wife’s ordinary adultery. Murder must inevitably follow, like cold sake after that first beer.


Insight Guides: Experience Shanghai

by Insight Guides

Whatever you're in the mood for, the dynamic metropolis of Shanghai offers a wealth of things to do in the city. Be inspired to visit by the new Insight Guide Experience Shanghai, a beautifully-packaged full-colour...


Kashmir

by Francis Younghusband

This early work by Francis Younghusband was originally published in 1911 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Kashmir' is a work on the geography and people of the Indian...


Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of China

by John Mackinnon & Nigel Hicks

A compact, easy-to-use bird identification guide for any nature watcher on a visit to China, one of the world's top destinations for watching birds. A total of 252 species is described here in detail, from the...


Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of Borneo

by G. W. H. Davison & Chew Yen Fook

The island of Borneo is one of the world's biodiversity hotspots and a birdwatcher's paradise. Around 600 species of bird have been recorded here, and some 430 are known to breed. Many of these are rainforest...


Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne, Deepal Warakagoda & T S U de Zylva

A compact, easy-to-use bird identification guide for any nature watcher on a visit to Sri Lanka, a rich and satisfying destination for watching birds with more than 430 species identified on the island. A total...


Pocket Photo Guide to the Mammals of Sri Lanka

by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne

A compact, easy-to-use mammal identification guide for any nature watcher on a visit to Sri Lanka. More than 40 species are described here in detail, from the Grey Slender Loris to the Giant Squirrel and the...


Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

by Peter Davidson

Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia are becoming increasingly popular with all kinds of visitors, not least birdwatchers who can visit many national parks and reserves harbouring a bounty of amazing species. The three...


Lonely Planet Cambodia

by Lonely Planet

# 1 best-selling guide to Cambodia *

Lonely Planet Cambodia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stand under the glimmering...


Lonely Planet Vietnam

by Lonely Planet

#1 best-selling guide to Vietnam

Lonely Planet Vietnam is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Eat, drink and shop til you drop...


Mount Everest 1938

by H.W. Tilman & Steve Bell

It’s 1938, the British have thrown everything they’ve got at Everest but they’ve still not reached the summit. War in Europe seems inevitable; the Empire is shrinking. Still reeling from failure in 1936,...


Necropolis

by Avtar Singh

A gorgeously written and tightly plotted mystery novel that brings the city of Delhi alive, in ways both enchanting and provocative.