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Bali to Komodo

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Lonely Planet Indonesia

INS77
Peter Turner
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
832
1743210280
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to all of Indonesia, featuring introductions to the islands' culture, art and history, along with 200 maps, a great deal of practical information and 100 pages dedicated solely to Bali.
$34.99

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

Indonesia Map

INS07
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2017
2
3865740944
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An outstanding topographic map of all of Indonesia at a scale of 1:4,500,000.
$13.95

Lombok & Sumbawa Map

INS66
Periplus Maps
Periplus Editions
2012
2
9625936394
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of the two islands east of Bali.
$8.95

Culture Smart! Indonesia

INS104
Graham Saunders
Kuperard
2007
168
1857333438
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise and practical guide to local Indonesian customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

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

Language and Travel Guide to Indonesia

INS108
Gary Chandler
Hippocrene Books
2008
256
078181152X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guidebook includes a great language section with pronunciation, basic vocabulary and phrases.
$21.95

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

A Traveller's History of Southeast Asia

SEA36
J.M. Barwise, Nicholas J. White
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
352
1566564395
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A compact history of the region, including the Khmer and the various ancient kingdoms that produced Borobudur, Angkor and other architectural marvels.
$14.95

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

Indonesian Destinies

INS106
Theodore Friend
Belknap Press
2005
640
0674018346
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$31.50

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

Pacific Journeys

PAC183
Peter Hendrie
University of Hawaii Press
2003
224
0957740204
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A striking portfolio of 330 color photographs of the people, nature and landscape of the region, Hendrie's gorgeous book includes images from his many journeys to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, to Tahiti and the Marquesas, Tonga, Fiji, Easter Island and Hawaii over the last 20 years.
$45.00

The Happy Isles of Oceania

PAC03
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
2006
480
061865898X
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
The peripatetic author flies off to Australia and New Zealand with a kayak and ends up exploring much of Melanesia and Polynesia, including Tonga, Fiji and the Marquesas, in this wickedly funny, wide-ranging tale.
$16.95

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

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

Blue Latitudes, Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before

EXP31
Tony Horwitz
Picador USA
2003
480
0312422601
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Sailing on a replica of Endeavour, Horwitz mixes history, fun and adventure in this hilarious recap of Cook's daring voyages around the world.
$20.00

Revolt in Paradise

INS113
A & E
Crown
1989
320
0517573733
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The stunning account of K'tut Tantri's life in Java as a young artist and later as a resistance fighter for Indonesian independence.
$24.95

Tales from the Torrid Zone

PAC172
Alexander Frater
Alfred Knopf
2008
384
0307388263
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Born in Vanuatu, Frater (Chasing the Monsoon) is most at home among scattered islands and tropical outposts, hop-scotching from the Solomon Islands around the world.
$14.95

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

TVL107
Elizabeth Gilbert
Penguin Putnam
2007
352
0143038419
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Gilbert chronicles in luminous prose a year-long odyssey not just to escape from an ugly divorce but also to discover the world and herself. The book, like her quest, is in three parts: Rome (eat), Mumbai (pray) and Bali (where she falls in love).
$17.00

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

This Earth of Mankind

INS04
Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Penguin Putnam
1996
367
0140256350
PAPER
Literature
0
1
0
0
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.
$17.00

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

INS93
Simon Winchester
HarperCollins Publishers
2005
416
0060838590
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.99

Reflections of Eden, My Years with the Orangutans of Borneo

INS14
Birute Galdikas
Little Brown and Company
1995
408
0316301868
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$23.99

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 Song of the Dodo

CON05
David Quammen
Touchstone
1997
700
0684827123
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Well-spoken and engaging, Quammen narrates his adventures on the trail of natural wonders in Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Galapagos and Komodo and explains complex evolutionary phenomena with humor, wit and understanding.
$22.00

Volcanoes, Crucibles of Change

GEO02
Richard Fisher
Princeton University Press
1998
344
0691002495
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$38.95

Vulcan's Fury, Man Against the Volcano

GEO10
Alwyn Scarth
Yale University Press
2001
299
0300091230
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Eyewitness accounts, science, sociology and folklore result in a page-turning account of 15 dramatic volcanic events from Vesuvius to Krakatau, Mt. St. Helens and Pinatubo.
$24.00

Walking With the Great Apes

BST132
Sy Montgomery
Chelsea Green Publishing
2009
304
160358062X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This book explores the lives and work of three extraordinary scientists - Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas - who researched our closest evolutionary relatives. All three women began as protegees of the Anglo-African archeologist Louis Leakey, and all waged battles to protect the apes from extinction in the wild.
$24.95

A Field Guide to the Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific

HWI32
H. Douglas Pratt
Princeton University Press
1987
409
0691023999
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This landmark field guide with chapters on the islands and habitats features superb color plates by Pratt and a checklist of birds.
$49.95

Birds of Southeast Asia

SEA49
Craig Robson
Princeton University Press
2005
304
0691124353
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This authoritative, masterfully illustrated guide, featuring 140 color plates covering 1,270 species throughout the region, includes Malaysia, Burma, Borneo and Indonesia.
$37.50

Reef and Shore Fishes of the South Pacific, New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands

PAC161
John Randall
University of Hawaii Press
2005
770
0824826981
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This extraordinary handbook by leading authority John Randall features 2,018 color illustrations of South Pacific fishes.
$77.00

Reef Fish Identification, Tropical Pacific

DIV49
Paul Humann, Ned Deloach, Gerald Allen, Roger Steene
New World Publications
2015
450
1878348604
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide to Indo-Pacific reef fishes features 2,500 color photographs.
$48.00

More Books

Reference Map of Oceania, The Pacific Islands of Micronesia, Polynesia, Melanesia

PAC07
James A. Bier
University of Hawaii Press
2009
2
082483108X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This double-sided sheet shows the whole Pacific from Hawaii west to French Polynesia, Micronesia and Papua New Guinea (1:17,460,000) with detailed maps of 52 islands and island chains on the reverse.
$9.99

Borobudur

INS08
John Miksic
Periplus Editions
2011
157
6029827901
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
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.
$49.95

The Year of Living Dangerously

INS21
C.J. Koch
Penguin Putnam
1995
278
0140065350
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A tale of intrigue and betrayal set in 1965 revolutionary Yogyakarta, with plenty of local atmosphere.
$15.00

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Borneo

BRN07
Geoffrey Davidson
Ralph Curtis Publishing
1995
144
0883590395
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A pocket field guide illustrating 250 species of the more common or spectacular birds found on Borneo, Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan. Arranged systematically, with features full-color photographs, identification and habitat notes and range maps.
$15.95

Down Time, Great Writers on Diving

DIV40
Ed Kittrell (Editor), Casey Kittrell (Editor), Jim Kittrell (Editor)
Independent Publishers Group
1998
262
0965834441
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A diverse anthology on the experience, pleasures and peril of diving by great writers, including Diane Ackerman and William Beebe. A thoughtful collection that communicates the rewards of being underwater.
$15.95

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

It's Not an All Night Fair

INS103
Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Mark Hanusz (Translator)
Penguin Putnam
2006
112
0143037021
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this moving novella by the celebrated author of This Earth of Mankind, a son returns home to Java to be with his dying father.
$12.00

The Fragile Edge, Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific

PAC173
Julia Whitty
Lightning Source
2008
304
0618197168
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Whitty illuminates coral reefs, their inhabitants and the pleasures of diving in this memoir of underwater adventures in Rangiroa, Tuvalu and Moorea. Winner of the 2008 Kiriyama Prize and John Burroughs Medal.
$18.95

Ocean Duets

OCE107
Michele Westmoreland, Sylvia Earle (Introduction)
2006
96
1555916139
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This stunning portfolio of sea life celebrates the ocean's biodiversity with great color photographs and informative text.
$12.95

For Kids

Komodo!

INS111
Peter Sis
Greenwillow
1993
32
0688115837
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Sis follows a dragon-obsessed boy on a voyage to see the giant monitor on Komodo Island in this hugely enjoyable, strikingly illustrated tale.
$17.99

Emi and the Rhino Scientist, Saving Species from Extinction

INS112
Mary Kay Carson
Harcourt Books
2007
74
0618646396
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Terri Roth trudges through the thick, dark Sumatran jungle. She's looking for a rhinoceros that's been seen in the area. It's a rare Sumatran rhino, the world's smallest rhino and one of the most endangered mammals on the planet.
$18.00

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