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Eyewitness Guide Bali and Lombok

Eyewitness Guide Bali and Lombok

by Jean Couteau

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 240 PAGES

A highly visual guide to the history, culture, arts and attractions of Bali with hundreds of photographs, excellent maps and select hotel and restaurant listings. (BAL20, $23.00)

The Balinese

The Balinese

by John Stephen Lansing

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 148 PAGES

An excellent, brief survey of the geography, prehistory and modern culture and people of Bali. (INS69, $64.95)

A House in Bali

A House in Bali

by Colin McPhee

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 213 PAGES

A warm tribute to the people, culture and especially the music of Bali in the 1930s. It's a literary classic, originally published in 1944. (BAL15, $20.00)

Bali Lombok Map

Bali Lombok Map

by Nelles

  • MAP

This double-sided shaded relief regional map of Indonesia (1:180,000) shows Bali on one side and Lombok on the reverse. (INS36, $13.95)

 
Bali Java Map

Bali Java Map


by Periplus Maps

  • 2013
  • MAP

A colorful detailed relief map of Bali and Java (INS59, $8.95)

Bali Map

Bali Map


by Periplus Maps

  • 2012
  • MAP

A map of Bali for the travelers, at a scale of 1:250,000, with handsome relief. (BAL09, $8.95)

Bali, Lombok, and Komodo Adventure Map

Bali, Lombok, and Komodo Adventure Map


by National Geographic Society

  • 2012
  • MAP

This excellent double-sided map in the growing series shows Bali at 1:155,000. (BAL37, $11.95)

Baedeker Bali

Baedeker Bali


by Heiner F. Gstaltmayr

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 258 PAGES

This full-color Baedeker features the best places to stay, eat, drink and sight-see alongside 3D laminated cut-outs and a pull out map. (BAL41, $20.00)

Diving Bali, The Underwater Jewel of Southeast Asia

Diving Bali, The Underwater Jewel of Southeast Asia


by Dick Pickwell

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

A dive guide to Bali with good selection of color photographs, large-scale maps of recommended dive sites, details on what to expect at each location and good general travel information. (BAL14, $25.00)

Insight Guide Bali

Insight Guide Bali


by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 292 PAGES

An illustrated overview of Bali with essays on its attractions, history, nature and culture, hundreds of color photographs and a map. (BAL06, $20.99)

Lonely Planet Bali & Lombok

Lonely Planet Bali & Lombok


by Paul Greenway | James Lyon | Tony Wheeler

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 404 PAGES

A practical guide to the Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok for the independent traveler. (BAL19, $25.99)

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)

Periplus Guide to Bali, The Island of the Gods

Periplus Guide to Bali, The Island of the Gods


by Periplus Adventure Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 342 PAGES

A comprehensive, illustrated introduction to Bali for the traveler. (INS50, $24.95)

Balinese Food, The Traditional Cuisine & Food Culture of Bali

Balinese Food, The Traditional Cuisine & Food Culture of Bali


by Vivienne Kruger

  • FOOD
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Everything you wanted to know about authentic Balinese food, where to find it in Bali and how to prepare it yourself. (BAL39, $16.95)

An Artist's Journey to Bali: The Island of Art, Magic and Mystery

An Artist's Journey to Bali: The Island of Art, Magic and Mystery


by Betty Reynolds

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 48 PAGES

With striking watercolor illustrations and concise captions, this book explores the food, geography, and customs of the island paradise and will delight readers of all ages. (BAL32, $17.00)

Bali, A Legendary Isle

Bali, A Legendary Isle


by Patrick R. Booz

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 112 PAGES

This armchair tour around the lush tropical island of Bali takes the reader to its highland volcanic lakes, beaches, ancient temples and bustling villages. A great travel primer. (BAL38, $15.95)

Bali: Sekala and Niskala, Volume I: Essays on Religion, Ritual and Art

Bali: Sekala and Niskala, Volume I: Essays on Religion, Ritual and Art


by Fred B. Eiseman, Jr.

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 392 PAGES

A new edition of Eiseman's influential and wide-ranging collection of essays on religion, ritual and magic and the performing arts in Bali. (BAL23, $25.00)

Balinese Dance, Drama and Music, A Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali

Balinese Dance, Drama and Music, A Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali


by I. Wayan Dibia

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 112 PAGES

A lavishly illustrated introduction to the traditional performing arts in Bali: gamelan music, dance, drama and puppetry. (BAL35, $18.95)

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, 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)

Island of Bali

Island of Bali


by Miguel Covarrubias | Adrian Vickers

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 417 PAGES

First published in 1937, this classic portrait of Bali captures the life, traditional culture and customs of the Balinese people. (BAL03, $25.00)

Journey Through Bali & Lombok

Journey Through Bali & Lombok


by Paul Greenway

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 144 PAGES
  • COMING IN OCTOBER

With more than 300 color photos, this is a gorgeous introduction to the landscapes, culture and lives of the Balinese. (INS125, $29.95)

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)

The Naked Tourist, In Search of Adventure and Beauty in the Age of the Airport Mall

The Naked Tourist, In Search of Adventure and Beauty in the Age of the Airport Mall


by Lawrence Osborne

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

New York Times Magazine writer Lawrence Osborne takes off on a six-month journey from the fabricated islands of Dubai to India, Bangkok, Bali and Papua New Guinea. Along the way, he is funny and insightful about the Western mind, the exotic and primitive, asking: "Why travel at all?" (SEA50, $20.00)

Video Night in Kathmandu, and Other Reports from the Not-So-Far East

Video Night in Kathmandu, and Other Reports from the Not-So-Far East


by Pico Iyer

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 376 PAGES

Iyer brings enormous wit and humor to these classic essays on travel to places including Bali, Hong Kong and Bangkok. (ASA02, $15.95)

A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul

A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul


by Shamini Flint

  • MYSTERY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

The endearing Inspector Singh, lately of Singapore, is dispatched to Bali to look into a terrorist incident in this second book in the series, a handy opportunity for author Flint to explore global issues and challenges in Southeast Asia (as well as entertain). She has great fun sending Singh to luxury resorts and off into the countryside to experience village life. (BAL33, $14.95)

The Malay Archipelago

The Malay Archipelago


by Alfred Russel Wallace

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 515 PAGES

A contemporary of Darwin, the great British naturalist describes his wanderings throughout Borneo, Java, Bali, Lombok, the Moluccas, New Guinea and remote islands from 1854 to 1862 in this classic of natural history and travel. (INS06, $25.00)

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

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)

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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