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Indonesia, Etc., Exploring the Improbable Nation

Indonesia, Etc., Exploring the Improbable Nation

by 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)

Nathaniel's Nutmeg, True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History

Nathaniel's Nutmeg, True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History

by 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. It's a great story, well told -- and all true. (INS73, $16.00)

Lonely Planet Indonesia

Lonely Planet Indonesia

by Peter Turner

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 916 PAGES

A guide to all of Indonesia, featuring introductions to each island's culture, art and history, along with 200 maps, a great deal of practical information and 100 pages dedicated solely to Bali. (INS77, $33.99)

Indonesia Map

Indonesia Map

by Nelles

  • 2012
  • MAP

An outstanding topographic map of all of Indonesia at a scale of 1:4,500,000. (INS07, $13.95)

 
Java Adventure Map

Java Adventure Map


by National Geographic Society

  • 2012
  • MAP

This excellent double-sided map in the growing series shows Java at 11:700,000 (INS118, $11.95)

Culture Smart! Indonesia

Culture Smart! Indonesia


by Graham Saunders

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise and practical guide to local Indonesian customs, etiquette and culture. (INS104, $9.95)

Lonely Planet Indonesian Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Indonesian Phrasebook


by Paul Woods

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A handy phrasebook for Indonesian basics. This guide focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler. (INS64, $8.99)

Wallpaper City Guide Jakarta

Wallpaper City Guide Jakarta


by Rachael Moloney

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 103 PAGES

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

In the Time of Madness, Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos


by Richard Lloyd Parry

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 315 PAGES

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

Indonesia, Islands of the Imagination


by Michael Vatikiotis

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 96 PAGES

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

Indonesia, Peoples and Histories


by Jean C. Taylor

  • HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

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

Indonesian Destinies


by Theodore Friend

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 640 PAGES

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

Ring of Fire, An Indonesia Odyssey


by Lawrence Blair

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 248 PAGES

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

Borobudur


by John Miksic

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 157 PAGES

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

Traditional Indonesian Textiles


by John Gillow | Barry Dawson

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

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)

An Empire of the East, Travels in Indonesia

An Empire of the East, Travels in Indonesia


by Norman Lewis

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 216 PAGES

A veteran journalist and travel writer discovers injustice, deforestation and echoes of violence in Sumatra, East Timor and Papua New Guinea in 1991. (INS127, $34.00)

Revolt in Paradise

Revolt in Paradise


by K'tut Tantri

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

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)

Max Havelaar or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company

Max Havelaar or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company


by Multatuli | Roy Edwards

  • LITERATURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 337 PAGES

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

The Indonesia Reader, History, Culture, Politics


by Eric Tagliacozzo | Tineke Hellwig

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 477 PAGES

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. (INS115, $27.95)

The Year of Living Dangerously

The Year of Living Dangerously


by C.J. Koch

  • LITERATURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 278 PAGES

A tale of intrigue and betrayal set in 1965 revolutionary Yogyakarta, with plenty of local atmosphere. (INS21, $15.00)

This Earth of Mankind

This Earth of Mankind


by Pramoedya Ananta Toer

  • LITERATURE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 367 PAGES
  • 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, $17.00)

Krakatoa, The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883

Krakatoa, The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883


by Simon Winchester

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

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

Orangutans, Wizards of the Rain Forest


by Anne E. Russon

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

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

Reflections of Eden, My Years with the Orangutans of Borneo


by Birute Galdikas

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 408 PAGES

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

The Snorkeller's Guide to the Coral Reef, From the Red Sea to the Pacific Ocean


by Paddy Ryan

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 184 PAGES

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

Volcanoes, Crucibles of Change


by Richard Fisher

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 344 PAGES

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)

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Borneo

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Borneo


by Geoffrey Davidson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

A pocket field guide to 250 species. (BRN07, $15.95)

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Java, Sumatra & Bali

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Java, Sumatra & Bali


by Alon Compost | Tony Tilford

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 136 PAGES

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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