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Studied by engineers, evaluated by transportation economists and analyzed by sociologists, rickshaws and their riders are now celebrated in a fascinating and beautifully illustrated hardcover book. Inveterate Asia travelers Tony Wheeler and Richard I'Anson team up to explore the fascinating world of rickshaws - from the cycles of Vietnam to the teak becaks of Java - in a d ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 15th 1998 by Lonely Planet Publications
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I wouldn't say that I have a thing for rickshaws in particular. But this book is a big, full color testament to the resourcefulness, ingenuity and creativity that may be the very best traits of human beings. I really loved the diagrams which showed how the various vehicles were designed and put together. Crafty, beautiful genius shines through every page.