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    Angkor: Cambodia's Wondrous Khmer Temples (Odyssey Angkor) (Paperback) By (author) Dawn Rooney


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    DescriptionThis work features: ten new temple sites, an additional 180 pages with 86 new colour images; a foreword by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia; extensive accounts of temples and pre-Angkor sites; profiles the Phnom Penh National Museum; the hip town Siem Reap - the base for exploring Angkor; and, the unique flora and fauna around the great lake, Tonle Sap. Over 32,000 copies are in print. The great legacy of the ancient Khmer civilization, the temples of Angkor cover an area stretching across 77 square miles in northwest Cambodia. These monuments, built between the ninth and 15th centuries - the classic period of Khmer art, are unrivalled in architectural greatness. They are, undoubtedly, one of the wonders of the world, astounding in their splendour and evoking a real sense of awe. This beautifully illustrated book contains background information on Khmer history, religious beliefs and legends, as well as descriptions of the architectural features. The comprehensive monument-by-monument guide to the sites includes detailed maps and plans, plus information about ten newly accessible temple complexes. Practical information on hip Siem Reap and historic Phnom Penh is included.

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    Cambodia's Wondrous Khmer Temples
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dawn Rooney
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 488
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 857 g
    ISBN 13: 9789622177277
    ISBN 10: 9622177271

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC E4L: TRG
    BIC subject category V2: WTH, AMN
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    BISAC V2.8: TRV016000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMC
    B&T General Subject: 800
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    LC classification: DS
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 92
    B&T Approval Code: A19900000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SEASIN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23190
    BISAC V2.8: HIS048000, ARC000000, PHO001000, ARC005000, TRV003060
    Libri: B-734
    Abridged Dewey: 915
    DC22: 959.603, 915.960443
    LC subject heading: , ,
    5, Revised
    Edition statement
    5th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    158 colour photographs, 44 maps and plans
    Odyssey Publications,Hong Kong
    Imprint name
    Odyssey Publications,Hong Kong
    Publication date
    27 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Sheung Wan
    Author Information
    American-born art historian Dawn Rooney is steeped in the region's art and culture and has made more than 80 visits to Angkor. Awarded a PhD in art history in 1983, she has written a number of books on the region's art and culture and contributed to Oriental Art and other journals. She lives in San Francisco.
    Review quote
    "Don't leave home without Angkor by Dawn Rooney." - San Francisco Chronicle - "An excellent guide, well-written, with beautiful photographs..." - New York Times - "