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Essential Books These 4 items are available for $76, including
U.S. shipping, a 15% discount (Item no. EXBAL5)
Island of Bali  •  Miguel Covarrubias  •  Adrian Vickers
First published in 1937, this classic portrait of Bali captures the life, traditional culture and customs of the Balinese people. Illustrated by both photographs and drawings, some by the author himself. The author, a well known Mexican painter, was also a serious student of anthropology. (BAL03, $24.95)
  Island of Bali
A House in Bali  •  Colin McPhee
A warm tribute to the people, culture and, especially, the music of Bali. McPhee, a musicologist who became captivated by gamelan music made his home in the area of Sayan Ridge near Ubud in the 1930s. A literary classic originally published in 1944. (BAL15, $20.00)
  A House in Bali
Eyewitness Guide Bali and Lombok  •  Jean Couteau
GUIDEBOOK •  2016 •  PAPER  • 236 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)
  Eyewitness Guide Bali and Lombok
Bali Lombok Map  •  Nelles
This colorful shaded relief map shows Bali and Lobok at a scale of 1:180,000, with inset maps of Ubud, Gili Ilands, Denpasar, Kuta/Legian, Lovina Beach, Ssanur, Nusa Dua and Mataram. Two Sides. 20x36 inches. (INS36, $13.95)
  Bali Lombok Map

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Bali Java Map  •  Periplus Maps    •  A colorful detailed relief map of Bali and Java (INS59, $8.95)
Bali Map  •  Periplus Maps    •  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  •  National Geographic Society    •  This excellent double-sided map in the growing series shows Bali at 1:155,000. (BAL37, $11.95)
Culture Shock! Bali  •  Paul Winslow   • GUIDEBOOK • COMING IN MAY  •  Ideal for those living in, working in or simply soaking up Bali, this overview of culture and etiquette features history, traditions, beliefs, etiquette, cuisine and leisure activities as well as hints for language-learners and business people. (INS142, $15.95)
Diving Bali, The Underwater Jewel of Southeast Asia  •  Dick Pickwell   • GUIDEBOOK  •  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 Guides   • GUIDEBOOK  •  An illustrated overview of Bali with essays on its attractions, history, nature and culture, hundreds of color photographs and a map. (BAL06, $23.99)
Lonely Planet Bali & Lombok  •  Paul Greenway  •  James Lyon  •  Tony Wheeler   • GUIDEBOOK  •  A practical guide to the Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok for the independent traveler. (BAL19, $27.99)
Lonely Planet Indonesian Phrasebook  •  Paul Woods   • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS  •  A handy phrasebook for Indonesian basics. This guide focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler. (INS64, $8.99)
Balinese Food, The Traditional Cuisine & Food Culture of Bali  •  Vivienne Kruger   • FOOD  •  Everything you wanted to know about authentic Balinese food, where to find it in Bali and how to prepare it yourself. (BAL39, $16.95)
A Brief History of Bali, the Story of a Pacific Paradise  •  Willard A. Hanna   • HISTORY  •  Subtitled "Piracy, Slavery, Opium and Guns" this riveting history delves into Balinese culture and its vulnerability and resilience in the modern world. (BAL44, $15.95)
An Artist's Journey to Bali: The Island of Art, Magic and Mystery  •  Betty Reynolds   • CULTURAL PORTRAIT  •  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 Cultural History  •  Arthur Cotterell   • CULTURAL PORTRAIT  •  Part of Interlink's Cultural History series, this work covers Balinese cultural heritage: its peoples' religions, arts, crafts, history and more. (INS137, $15.00)
Bali, A Legendary Isle  •  Patrick R. Booz   • CULTURAL PORTRAIT  •  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)
Balinese Dance, Drama and Music, A Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali  •  I. Wayan Dibia   • CULTURAL PORTRAIT  •  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  •  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, Etc., Exploring the Improbable Nation  •  Elizabeth Pisani   • CULTURAL PORTRAIT  •  Though she traveled 26,000 miles around the 13,500 islands that comprise Indonesia, journalist 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, $17.95)
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, $32.00)
Journey Through Bali & Lombok  •  Paul Greenway   • CULTURAL PORTRAIT  •  With more than 300 color photos, this is a gorgeous introduction to the landscapes, culture and lives of the Balinese. (INS125, $29.95)
Nathaniel's Nutmeg  •  Giles Milton   • HISTORY  •  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)
The Balinese  •  John Stephen Lansing   • CULTURAL PORTRAIT  •  An excellent, brief survey of the geography, prehistory and modern culture and people of Bali. (INS69, $66.00)
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)
The Naked Tourist, In Search of Adventure and Beauty in the Age of the Airport Mall  •  Lawrence Osborne   • TRAVEL NARRATIVE  •  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  •  Pico Iyer   • TRAVEL NARRATIVE  •  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  •  Shamini Flint   • MYSTERY  •  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 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. (INS115, $27.95)
The Malay Archipelago  •  Alfred Russel Wallace   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  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  •  Paddy Ryan   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  This take-along guide covers coral reefs, fish, invertebrates and plants of the Indo-Pacific and includes 200 color photographs. (DIV18, $21.99)
Reef Fishes of the Indo-Pacific  •  Matthias Bergbauer   • FIELD GUIDE  •  A handy field guide to over 800 species of reef fish common to the Indo-Pacific. In beautiful John Beaufoy style, the guide's colorful and high-quality photographs are accompanied by detailed information on identifying features, size, biology and distribution. (DIV63, $35.00)     (800) 342-2164      2838 Vicksburg Lane N    Plymouth, MN 55447