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Playing With Water: A Passion and Solitude on a Philippine Island

Playing With Water: A Passion and Solitude on a Philippine Island

by James Hamilton-Paterson

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 282 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

In this altogether wonderful memoir, Hamilton-Paterson writes with unusual warmth of his time among the villagers -- and under the water -- on a small Filipino island. (PLP04, $14.95)

Vanishing Treasures of the Philippine Rain Forest

Vanishing Treasures of the Philippine Rain Forest

by Jacinto Regalado, Jr. | Lawrence Heaney

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 96 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

A richly illustrated account of the diversity, wildlife and threats to the rain forest of the Philippines. (PLP20, $24.00)

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

This take-along guide covers coral reefs, fish, invertebrates and plants of the Indo-Pacific and includes 200 color photographs. (DIV18, $21.99)

Lonely Planet Philippines

Lonely Planet Philippines

by Chris Rowthorn

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 492 PAGES

A practical guide in the popular series with good recommendations and a primer on the history, culture and natural attractions of the Philippines. (PLP26, $29.99)

Philippines Illustrated Map

Philippines Illustrated Map

by Odyssey Maps

  • 2012
  • MAP

Featuring dozens of color photographs and a second map showing cultural and historical highlights, this excellent map and guide shows the island nation at a scale of 1:1,950,000. (PLP05, $14.95)

 
Groovy Manila Map

Groovy Manila Map


by Groovy Map Co.

  • 2012
  • MAP

An easy-to-use, laminated map/guide to Manila. Includes map and insets of Downtown Manila, Bel-Air Village 2, Ermita and Malate, the lightrail, Greenbelt and Ayala Center, plus helpful listings to local hotspots. (PLP41, $8.95)

Philippines Adventure Map

Philippines Adventure Map


by National Geographic Society

  • 2012
  • MAP

This excellent double-sided map in the growing series shows the archipelago at 1:1,300,000. Printed on water- and tear-proof paper. (PLP38, $11.95)

Culture Smart! Philippines

Culture Smart! Philippines


by Graham Collin-jones

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice. (PLP30, $9.95)

Lonely Planet Filipino Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Filipino Phrasebook


by Lonely Planet

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 264 PAGES

This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary. (PLP33, $9.99)

Memories of Philippine Kitchens

Memories of Philippine Kitchens


by Romy Dorotan | Amy Besa

  • FOOD
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES

With more than 100 recipes, this tribute to the culinary accomplishments of the Philippines also provides an overview of the traditions and role of food in Filipino society and its multiethnic origins (PLP40, $40.00)

History of the Philippines, The Biography of a Country

History of the Philippines, The Biography of a Country


by Luis Francia

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

Spanning from the first colonial settlement in the 16th century to the present, this book provides an in-depth introduction tailored for the curious traveler. (PLP35, $35.00)

The Imperial Cruise, A Secret History of Empire and War

The Imperial Cruise, A Secret History of Empire and War


by James Bradley

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

Bradley follows in the wake of the epic 1905 voyage aboard the Manchuria, headlined by first daughter, Alice Roosevelt, and William Howard Taft, Roosevelt's Secretary of War, in this bold account of Teddy Roosevelt and the far-reaching legacy of his foreign policy in Korea, Hawaii, China and the Philippines. (PAC226, $16.99)

We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese

We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese


by Elizabeth M. Norman

  • HISTORY
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 333 PAGES

A tribute to the group of nurses that gave care to wounded soldiers in the jungles of Bataan during World War II. (SEA20, $16.00)

Dream Jungle

Dream Jungle


by Jessica Hagedorn

  • LITERATURE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

This novel, set in the Philippines, weaves tales of a mestizo politician, a teenage prostitute, a movie star and an ambitious journalist. Fast-paced and politically charged, the book opens with the discovery of a supposed Stone Age tribe deep in the jungle of Mindanao. (PLP27, $16.00)

Dusk, A Novel

Dusk, A Novel


by Sionil Jose

  • LITERATURE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 325 PAGES

Set in the 1880s in the small town of Rosales, this first volume in a five-volume series chronicles the history of the Philippines as experienced by one family. It's an excellent introduction to the history of the country. (PLP12, $19.00)

Noli Me Tangere, A Novel

Noli Me Tangere, A Novel


by Jose Rizal | Harold Augenbraum

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 480 PAGES

First published in Berlin in 1887 by the Filipino national hero, Noli me Tangere (Touch Me Not), a beloved cornerstone of Filipino literature, helped establish the Filipino national identity -- and inspire a revolution. (PLP32, $18.00)

Ocean Duets

Ocean Duets


by Michele Westmoreland | Sylvia Earle

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 96 PAGES

This stunning portfolio of sea life celebrates the ocean's biodiversity with great color photographs and informative text. (OCE107, $12.95)

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)

Song for the Blue Ocean, Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Seas

Song for the Blue Ocean, Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Seas


by Carl Safina

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 458 PAGES

A grand tour of our blue planet, divided geographically, this book is an excellent resource -- fascinating to read and full of hope. It combines a personal journey, hundreds of interviews with fisherman and scientists around the world, and a tour of important watery habitats. (OCE09, $19.99)

Water Light Time

Water Light Time


by David Doubilet

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

The master of underwater photography presents 200 magnificent color photographs spanning the world's oceans and seas in this elegant, oversized collection. (OCE106, $35.00)

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia


by Morten Strange

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

A compact photographic guide to almost 700 species of birds in the region, featuring concise descriptions and distribution maps. (SEA39, $24.95)

Coral Reef Fishes

Coral Reef Fishes


by Ewald Lieske | Robert Myers

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

This compact handbook features 2,500 illustrations of shallow-water fishes around the world. (DIV05, $24.95)

Reef Fish Identification, Tropical Pacific

Reef Fish Identification, Tropical Pacific


by Paul Humann | Ned Deloach | Gerald Allen | Roger Steene

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2003
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 450 PAGES

This comprehensive guide to Indo-Pacific reef fishes features 2,500 color photographs. (DIV49, $48.00)

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