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Island of Bali

BAL03
Miguel Covarrubias, Adrian Vickers (Introduction)
Periplus Editions
2008
417
0794605621
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
First published in 1937, this classic portrait of Bali captures the life, traditional culture and customs of the Balinese people.
$24.95

A House in Bali

BAL15
Colin McPhee
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2000
213
9625936297
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$20.00

Eyewitness Guide Bali and Lombok

BAL20
Jean Couteau
DK Publishing
2016
236
146544100X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$23.00

Bali Lombok Map

INS36
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2014
2
3865740421
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This double-sided shaded relief regional map of Indonesia (1:180,000) shows Bali on one side and Lombok on the reverse.
$13.95

Bali Java Map

INS59
Periplus Maps
Periplus Editions
2013
2
0794600077
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful detailed relief map of Bali and Java
$8.95

Bali Map

BAL09
Periplus Maps
Periplus Editions
2012
2
0794603009
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of Bali for the travelers, at a scale of 1:250,000, with handsome relief.
$8.95

Bali, Lombok, and Komodo Adventure Map

BAL37
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2012
1
1566955254
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This excellent double-sided map in the growing series shows Bali at 1:155,000.
$11.95

Culture Shock! Bali

INS142
Paul Winslow
Marshall Cavendish
2017
256
9814751588
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

Diving Bali, The Underwater Jewel of Southeast Asia

BAL14
Dick Pickwell
Periplus Editions
2010
224
0794606008
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.00

Insight Guide Bali

BAL06
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2014
400
1780052308
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of Bali with essays on its attractions, history, nature and culture, hundreds of color photographs and a map.
$23.99

Lonely Planet Bali & Lombok

BAL19
Paul Greenway, James Lyon, Tony Wheeler
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
416
1786575450
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to the Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok for the independent traveler.
$29.99

Lonely Planet Indonesian Phrasebook

INS64
Paul Woods
Lonely Planet Publications
2012
256
1741047722
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy phrasebook for Indonesian basics. This guide focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$8.99

Balinese Food, The Traditional Cuisine & Food Culture of Bali

BAL39
Vivienne Kruger
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2014
304
080484450X
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Everything you wanted to know about authentic Balinese food, where to find it in Bali and how to prepare it yourself.
$16.95

A Brief History of Bali, the Story of a Pacific Paradise

BAL44
Willard A. Hanna
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2016
288
0804847312
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Piracy, Slavery, Opium and Guns" this classic history was penned by a former officer in the US Navy. The book tells a riveting tale of the Balinese culture and its vulnerability and resilience in the modern world. Much of the information Hanna collected as intelligence on Bali for the US State Department.
$15.95

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

BAL32
Betty Reynolds
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2010
48
0804840431
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

Bali, A Cultural History

INS137
Arthur Cotterell
Interlink Publishing Group
2016
256
1566560810
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
2/2/2016
0
0
0
0
Part of Interlink’s Cultural History series, this work covers Balinese cultural heritage: its peoples' religions, arts, crafts, history and more.
$15.00

Bali, A Legendary Isle

BAL38
Patrick R. Booz
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2014
112
080484397X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

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

BAL35
I. Wayan Dibia
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2011
112
0804841837
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
3/10/2011
0
0
0
0
A lavishly illustrated introduction to the traditional performing arts in Bali: gamelan music, dance, drama and puppetry.
$18.95

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

INS102
Richard Lloyd Parry
Grove Press
2007
315
0802142931
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A riveting, personal account of contemporary Indonesia, including violent upheavals in Java, Borneo and East Timor by a correspondent for the Times of London.
$14.00

Indonesia, Etc., Exploring the Improbable Nation

INS121
Elizabeth Pisani
W. W. Norton & Company
2015
416
0393351270
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.95

Indonesia, Peoples and Histories

INS94
Jean C. Taylor
Yale University Press
2004
448
0300105185
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$32.00

Journey Through Bali & Lombok

INS125
Paul Greenway
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2015
144
0804843864
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With more than 300 color photos, this is a gorgeous introduction to the landscapes, culture and lives of the Balinese.
$29.95

Nathaniel's Nutmeg

INS73
Giles Milton
Penguin Putnam
2000
388
0140292608
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

The Balinese

INS69
John Stephen Lansing
Harcourt Books
1995
148
0155002406
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An excellent, brief survey of the geography, prehistory and modern culture and people of Bali.
$66.00

Traditional Indonesian Textiles

INS22
John Gillow, Barry Dawson
Thames & Hudson
1995
160
0500278202
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
With 200 splendid full color examples of the ikats, batiks and other textiles of the region, artisans' techniques and the textiles' cultural significance.
$22.50

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

SEA50
Lawrence Osborne
North Point Press
2007
256
0865477094
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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?"
$20.00

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

ASA02
Pico Iyer
Vintage Books
1989
376
0679722165
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Iyer brings enormous wit and humor to these classic essays on travel to places including Bali, Hong Kong and Bangkok.
$15.95

A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul

BAL33
Shamini Flint
Felony & Mayhem
2012
304
0312596987
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.95

The Indonesia Reader, History, Culture, Politics

INS115
Eric Tagliacozzo (Editor), Tineke Hellwig (Editor)
Duke
2009
477
0822344246
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
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.
$28.95

The Malay Archipelago

INS06
Alfred Russel Wallace
Periplus Editions
2008
515
079460563X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.00

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

DIV18
Paddy Ryan
University of Hawaii Press
1994
184
0824816056
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This take-along guide covers coral reefs, fish, invertebrates and plants of the Indo-Pacific and includes 200 color photographs.
$21.99

Reef Fishes of the Indo-Pacific

DIV63
Matthias Bergbauer
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
352
1909612316
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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 distribu
$35.00

For Kids

Asian Children's Favorite Stories

ASA56
Patrick Yee (Illustrator), Liana Romulo, Joan Suyenaga, Kay Lyons
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2006
112
0804836698
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Subtitled "A treasury of folktales from China, Japan, Korea, India, The Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia," this is a wonderful collection of 13 traditional stories.
$24.95

Eyewitness Volcano & Earthquake

GEN467
Susanna Van Rose
DK Publishing
2014
72
1465426221
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This entry in the series includes spectacular photographs of erupting volcanoes along with an introduction to plate tectonics.
$19.99

Inside Volcanoes

GEO66
Melissa Stewart
Sterling Publishing Company
2011
48
1402781644
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A fun, general introduction to vulcanology for readers aged 8 to 12.
$9.95

All About Indonesia, Stories, Songs and Crafts for Kids

INS122
Linda Hibbs
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2014
64
0804840857
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This book from the All About series introduces children to Indonesian culture through fun activities that teach them how to speak the language (Bahasa Indonesia), make traditional masks and create Indonesian cloth and food.
$16.95

Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories

INS128
Salim Martowiredjo, Joan Suyenaga
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2015
64
0804845115
PAPER
Literature
2/3/2015
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Eight classic children's tales from Indonesia, translated into English. Includes "The Buffalo's Victory," "The Magic Headcloth" and "Timun Mas," plus plenty of watercolor illustrations. Written for ages six and seven.
$11.95

My First Book of Indonesian Words: An ABC Rhyming Book

INS145
Linda Hibbs, Julia Laud (Illustrator)
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2016
32
0804845573
HARD COVER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Geared towards young readers ages 3 to 8, this illustrated introduction to the Indonesian language is a fun way for children (and their parents!) to learn common words and phrases, with an emphasis on the basic sounds.
$12.95

More Books

Insight Pocket Guide Bali

BAL05
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2001
102
1585730823
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A convenient practical guide to Bali
$13.95

Alfred Russel Wallace, A Life

MSA15
Peter Raby
Princeton University Press
2002
352
0691102406
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A re-evaluation of the man who, along with Charles Darwin, reinvented the way we look at the world with his paradigm-shattering paper on natural selection. Raby is an appreciative, lively biographer who captures the tremendous spirit and energy of Wallace.
$35.00

A Fortune-Teller Told Me, Earthbound Travels in the Far East

SEA35
Tizanio Terzani
Crown
2002
371
060980958X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A peripatetic journalist sets off to Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand, Mongolia, China, Japan and other far-flung destinations in this warm, anecdotal account.
$16.00

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

BAL23
Fred B. Eiseman, Jr.
Periplus Editions
2009
392
0804840989
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A new edition of Eiseman's influential and wide-ranging collection of essays on religion, ritual and magic and the performing arts in Bali.
$25.00

Arts of Southeast Asia

SEA45
Fiona Kerlogue
Thames & Hudson
2004
224
0500203814
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A handsome guide to the art, architecture, textiles and crafts of Southeast Asia.
$16.95

A Woman's Asia

ASA49
Marybeth Bond (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2005
310
1932361197
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
These thirty-five personal, often hilarious accounts of women's adventures from China to Sri Lanka to Turkey to Bhutan, not only illuminating the everyday, oft-overlooked cultural practices of Asia, but also giving a glimpse into the thoughts and feelings of the female traveller.
$17.95

Lonely Planet Pocket Bali

BAL30
Ryan Ver Berkmoes
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
160
1786575442
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This lively shirt pocket guide to the city, jammed with personal recommendations and photographs, also includes a pull-out map.
$13.99

Balinese Masks, Spirits of an Ancient Drama

BAL34
Judy Slattum
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2011
128
0804841845
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide to the ancient and mysterious tradition of Balinese masks explains everything from craftsmanship to symbolism
$19.00

Alfred Russel Wallace, Letters from the Malay Archipelago

INS119
John Van Wyhe
Oxford University Press
2013
304
0199683999
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A revised account of Wallace's 1852-1862 voyage through Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia is included in this newly translated collection of richly detailed letters from the great Victorian naturalist and contemporary of Darwin.
$29.95

The Rough Guide to Bali and Lombok

BAL40
Shafik Meghji
Rough Guides
2017
408
0241280672
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to Bali and Lombok in the literate, infomative Rough Guide style.
$25.99

Baedeker Bali

BAL41
Heiner F. Gstaltmayr
Baedeker
2012
258
3829765525
PAPER
Guidebook
3/12/2012
0
0
0
0
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.
$20.00

Bali & Lombok

BAL42
ITMB
ITMB
2012
1
1553416309
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A traveler's map of Bali at a scale of 1:145,000 and Lombok at a scale of 1:130,000. Includes insets of Ubud, Singaraja, Denpasar and Nusa Dua.
$12.95

Groovy Bali Map

BAL43
Groovy Map Co.
Groovy Maps
2012
1
9745251615
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An easy-to-use, laminated map/guide to Bali. The map focuses on the island itself, with insets of Ubud and Kuta. The reverse has helpful listings: transportation options, cuisine, nightlife, shopping and local culture. Folded size: 4 x 8.5 inches.
$8.95

A Brief History of Indonesia

INS133
Tim Hannigan
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2015
288
0804844763
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This concise but colorful history focuses on the diverse developers and inhabitants of the islands who shaped Indonesia's rich thousand-year history, from Chinese Buddhists to Dutch explorers.
$16.95

Diving in Indonesia, The Ultimate Guide to the World's Best Dive Spots: Bali, Komodo, Sulawesi, Papua, and More

INS134
Sarah Ann Wormald
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2015
320
0804844747
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide to the best dive sites in Indonesia includes maps, logistical information, rankings of difficulty and plenty of detailed description. It covers: Bali, Sulawesi, Nusa Teggara, Maluku, Raja Ampat and West Papua.
$19.95

Enchanting Indonesia

INS136
David Bowden
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
80
1909612286
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this travel primer, David Bowden profiles the best of Indonesia, from Bali and Lombok to Java, Jakarta and beyond. His colorful book features cultural attractions like UNESCO World Heritages Sites Borobudur and Prambanan as well as Indonesia’s diving, snorkeling, surfing, climbing and hiking opportunities.
$17.95

Batik, Traditional Textiles of Indonesia, From the Rudolf Smend & Donald Harper Collections

INS138
Donald Harper, Rudolf Smend
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2016
176
080484643X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Unraveling the great Javanese tradition of batik textile, two of the world's foremost collectors discuss the cloth-making tradition, using plenty of previosuly unpublished vintage photographs.
$29.95

Insight Guide Indonesia

INS139
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
453
1780053711
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This lavishly illustrated guide includes excellent color maps and thoughtful short essays on history, culture and attractions.
$25.99