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Indonesia   |   READING AND TRAVEL GUIDE

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Essential Books These 4 items are available for $84, including
U.S. shipping, a 15% discount (Item no. EXINS88)
 
Indonesia, Etc., Exploring the Improbable Nation  •  Elizabeth Pisani
CULTURAL PORTRAIT •  2014 •  HARD COVER  • 304 PAGES
Though she traveled 26,000 miles around the 13,500 islands that comprise Indonesia, journalist Elizabeth Pisani goes far beyond the numbers to explore what holds the impossibly disparate nation together. Along her journey, she debates corruption and cannibalism, navigates impossibly strange traditions and sleeps in a volcano. (INS121, $26.95)
  Indonesia, Etc., Exploring the Improbable Nation
Nathaniel's Nutmeg, True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History  •  Giles Milton
HISTORY •  2000 •  PAPER  • 388 PAGES
A rousing tale of international competition, greed and exploitation in 17th-century Indonesia. The book revolves around Nathaniel Courthroupe, who held off Dutch marauders on a tiny nutmeg-producing island from 1616-1620 (before being killed). The Dutch eventually got the island (and control over much of Indonesia) but gave the British the island of Manhattan in exchange. It's a great story, well told -- and all true. (INS73, $16.00)
  Nathaniel's Nutmeg, True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History
Lonely Planet Indonesia  •  Peter Turner
GUIDEBOOK •  2013 •  PAPER  • 916 PAGES
A practical guide to all of Indonesia. Featuring introductions to each island's culture, art and history, along with 200 maps and a great deal of practical information, this is a extremely useful guide for the independent traveler. (INS77, $33.99)
  Lonely Planet Indonesia
Indonesia Map  •  Nelles
2012 •  MAP
This outstanding map of all of Indonesia at a scale of 1:4,500,000 includes separate detailed insets of the island of Bali, North Sumatra, Central Java, Lombok and South Sulawesi. Two Sides. 10x4.75in inches. (INS07, $13.95)
  Indonesia Map



Also Recommended

Java Adventure Map  •  National Geographic Society    •  This excellent double-sided map in the growing series shows Java at 11:700,000 (INS118, $11.95)
 
 
Culture Smart! Indonesia  •  Graham Saunders   • GUIDEBOOK  •  A concise and practical guide to local Indonesian customs, etiquette and culture. (INS104, $9.95)
 
 
Language and Travel Guide to Indonesia  •  Gary Chandler   • GUIDEBOOK  •  This guidebook includes a great language section with pronunciation, basic vocabulary and phrases. (INS108, $21.95)
 
 
Lonely Planet Indonesian Phrasebook  •  Paul Woods   • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS  •  A handy phrasebook for Indonesian basics. (INS64, $8.99)
 
 
Wallpaper City Guide Jakarta  •  Rachael Moloney   • GUIDEBOOK  •  A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations. (INS126, $9.95)
 
 
In the Time of Madness, Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos  •  Richard Lloyd Parry   • HISTORY  •  A riveting, personal account of contemporary Indonesia, including violent upheavals in Java, Borneo and East Timor by a correspondent for the Times of London. (INS102, $14.00)
 
 
Indonesia, Islands of the Imagination  •  Michael Vatikiotis   • CULTURAL PORTRAIT  •  A photographic journey through the world's largest archipelago featuring 140 full-color photos by Jill Gocher. Vatikiotis takes us through a myriad of breathtaking scenes, from Jakarta and Bali to Sumatra, Sulawesi and New Guinea (and plenty of islands in between). (INS123, $16.95)
 
 
Indonesia, Peoples and Histories  •  Jean C. Taylor   • HISTORY  •  This broad social history addresses, with authority, the diversity of communities, upheaval and challenges of Indonesia. Taylor weaves a vivid tale of the nation from prehistory to modern politics. (INS94, $27.50)
 
 
Indonesian Destinies  •  Theodore Friend   • CULTURAL PORTRAIT  •  A comprehensive and vivid history of modern Indonesia that combines scholarship, first-person experience and a wealth of contemporary Indonesian sources -- from generals and scholars to ordinary folk. (INS106, $29.00)
 
 
Ring of Fire, An Indonesia Odyssey  •  Lawrence Blair   • CULTURAL PORTRAIT  •  The companion book to the Emmy award-winning documentary, this is the first-person account of the adventures of two English brothers, Lorne and Lawrence Blair, as they explore the astonishingly rich cultures of the Indonesian islands. (INS120, $20.00)
 
 
Borobudur  •  John Miksic   • ARCHAEOLOGY  •  A professor at the University of Singapore, Miksic includes stunning reproductions of the intricately carved reliefs of the ninth-century monument in this invaluable overview. (INS08, $49.95)
 
 
Traditional Indonesian Textiles  •  John Gillow  •  Barry Dawson   • ART & ARCHITECTURE  •  With 200 splendid full color examples of the ikats, batiks and other textiles of the region, artisans' techniques and the textiles' cultural significance. (INS22, $22.50)
 
 
Revolt in Paradise  •  K'tut Tantri   • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR  •  The stunning account of K'tut Tantri's life in Java as a young artist and later as a resistance fighter for Indonesian independence. (INS113, $24.95)
 
 
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia  •  Elizabeth Gilbert   • LITERATURE  •  Gilbert chronicles in luminous prose a year-long odyssey not just to escape from an ugly divorce but also to discover the world and herself. The book, like her quest, is in three parts: Rome (eat), Mumbai (pray) and Bali (where she falls in love). (TVL107, $16.00)
 
 
It's Not an All Night Fair  •  Pramoedya Ananta Toer  •  Mark Hanusz   • LITERATURE  •  In this moving novella by the celebrated author of This Earth of Mankind, a son returns home to Java to be with his dying father. (INS103, $12.00)
 
 
Max Havelaar or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company  •  Multatuli  •  Roy Edwards   • LITERATURE  •  Written under a pseudonym, this book is the powerful story of corruption in colonial Java, a classic first published in 1860 -- and instrumental in bringing about change in the region. (INS75, $17.00)
 
 
The Indonesia Reader, History, Culture, Politics  •  Eric Tagliacozzo  •  Tineke Hellwig   • ANTHOLOGY  •  This detailed and meticulous sourcebook shows the Indonesian archipelago through the writings of heads of state, journalists, travelers and ordinary Indonesians. Part of the World Readers series, the editors have done impressive research to uncover some literary jewels, including an account of a visit to Pasai by the fourteenth century Muslim traveler Ibn Battuta, as well as reportage of the Bali bombing and the impact of the 2004 Asian tsunami on Aceh. (INS115, $27.95)
 
 
The Year of Living Dangerously  •  C.J. Koch   • LITERATURE  •  A tale of intrigue and betrayal set in 1965 revolutionary Yogyakarta, with plenty of local atmosphere. (INS21, $15.00)
 
 
This Earth of Mankind  •  Pramoedya Ananta Toer   • LITERATURE • FAVORITE  •  A coming-of-age story set in pre-revolution Indonesia, this novel captures the oral rhythms of a master storyteller. Its protagonist is a native high school student of royal Javanese birth, educated at the exclusive Dutch-language school. (INS04, $16.00)
 
 
Krakatoa, The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883  •  Simon Winchester   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  A masterful portrait of the island, centered around the dramatic eruption of Krakatoa in 1883. A lucid explanation of the volcanology, human drama and ecology of Krakatoa. (INS93, $13.99)
 
 
Orangutans, Wizards of the Rain Forest  •  Anne E. Russon   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  An illustrated introduction to orangutans. Russon, a psychologist and primatologist, pays special attention to the behavior of these remarkably intelligent apes. (BST52, $24.95)
 
 
Reflections of Eden, My Years with the Orangutans of Borneo  •  Birute Galdikas   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  Galdikas describes the behavior and natural history of the orangutan as well as her life in the field at Camp Leakey in this classic memoir. (INS14, $19.99)
 
 
The Snorkeller's Guide to the Coral Reef, From the Red Sea to the Pacific Ocean  •  Paddy Ryan   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  A bestseller, this take-along guide covers coral reefs, fish, invertebrates and plants of the Indo-Pacific and includes 200 color photographs. (DIV18, $21.99)
 
 
Volcanoes, Crucibles of Change  •  Richard Fisher   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  A complete primer for the volcano lover, this heavily illustrated book covers types of volcanoes and eruptions, worldwide distribution and the physics of their formation. (GEO02, $30.95)
 
 
Vulcan's Fury, Man Against the Volcano  •  Alwyn Scarth   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  Eyewitness accounts, science, sociology and folklore result in a page-turning account of 15 dramatic volcanic events from Vesuvius to Krakatau, Mt. St. Helens and Pinatubo. (GEO10, $24.00)
 
 
Walking With the Great Apes  •  Sy Montgomery   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  This book explores the lives and work of three extraordinary scientists - Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas - who researched our closest evolutionary relatives. All three women began as protegees of the Anglo-African archeologist Louis Leakey, and all waged battles to protect the apes from extinction in the wild. (BST132, $19.95)
 
 
A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Borneo  •  Geoffrey Davidson   • FIELD GUIDE  •  A pocket field guide to 250 species. (BRN07, $15.95)
 
 
A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Java, Sumatra & Bali  •  Alon Compost  •  Tony Tilford   • FIELD GUIDE  •  A convenient, pocket-sized guide to 235 birds on these three islands of Indonesia. Includes common species as well as some of the more marvelous and rarely seen ones. Includes 243 color photographs and maps of the regions. (INS89, $15.95)
 
 
 
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