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INDONESIA. Buy these 4 items as a set for $77 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

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

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

Java Adventure Map

INS118
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2012
1
1566956137
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This excellent double-sided map in the growing series shows Java at 11:700,000
$11.95

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

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

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

Lonely Planet Pocket Jakarta

INS144
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
160
1786570297
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to the city of Jakarta that fits in your pocket, with the top sites, the best walks, food, art, shopping, views, nightlife and more. Includes pull-out city map.
$13.99

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

Borobudur, Golden Tales of the Buddhas

INS143
John N. Miksic
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2017
160
0804848564
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Excellent preparation for Borobudur, this pictorial helps visitors read the site well, with vivid illustrations and expert text.
$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

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, Islands of the Imagination

INS123
Michael Vatikiotis
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2014
96
0804843988
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A photographic journey through the world's largest archipelago featuring 140 full-color photos by Jill Gocher. Vatikiotis takes us through a myriad of breathtaking scenes, from Jakarta and Bali to Sumatra, Sulawesi and New Guinea (and plenty of islands in between).
$16.95

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

Ring of Fire, An Indonesia Odyssey

INS120
Lawrence Blair
National Book Network
2012
248
981426010X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The companion book to the Emmy Award-winning documentary, this is the first-person account of the adventures of two English brothers, Lorne and Lawrence Blair, as they explore the astonishingly rich cultures of the Indonesian islands.
$20.00

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

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

An Empire of the East, Travels in Indonesia

INS127
Norman Lewis
Sickle Moon
2014
216
1780601026
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A veteran journalist and travel writer discovers injustice, deforestation and echoes of violence in Sumatra, East Timor and Papua New Guinea in 1991.
$35.00

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

Max Havelaar or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company

INS75
Multatuli, Roy Edwards (Translator)
Penguin
1995
337
0140445161
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Written under a pseudonym, this book is the powerful story of corruption in colonial Java, a classic first published in 1860 -- and instrumental in bringing about change in the region.
$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

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

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 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

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

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

Diving in Southeast Asia, A Guide to the Best Sites in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand

SEA93
Sarah Ann Wormald
Periplus Editions
2016
288
0804845948
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With detailed information on local diving lore, site conditions, accommodations and transportation, plus 100 color photos, this guide to the warm waters of tropical Asia is ideal for planning a diving vacation.
$19.95

Reef Fishes of South-East Asia

SEA98
Michael Aw, Elizabeth Wood
Macmillan
2017
144
147294058X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Designed for quick identification, this compact field guide provides line drawings, color photos and concise descriptions of 270 species of fish, corals and invertebrates common to Southeast Asia's reefs.
$20.00

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 distribution.
$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

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

Volcanoes!

GEO72
Anne Schreiber
National Geographic
2008
31
1426302851
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An easy-to-read introduction to the science and history of volcanoes for ages 6-7, full of colorful National Geographic photography.
$3.99

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

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

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

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

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

Orangutans, Behavior, Ecology and Conservation

BST114
Junaidi Payne
MIT Press
2008
160
0262162539
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Payne presents an informative and compelling overview of the lives of orangutans, from their habitat and behavior to the complex intricacies of orangutan society.
$33.95

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

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

Dreams from My Father, A Story of Race and Inheritance

USA352
Barack Obama
Crown
2004
480
1400082773
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this affecting memoir, the president shows how his father, family and upbringing in Hawaii and Indonesia helped form his character and career.
$16.00

Lonely Planet East Timor Phrasebook

INS110
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
260
1743211821
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$9.99

An Explorer's Notebook

EXP102
Tim Flannery
Grove Press
2015
226
0802122973
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
In a series of 30 essays and articles, internationally acclaimed scientist Flannery writes about his journeys in the jungles of New Guinea and Indonesia, showing how we can better predict our future by understanding the history of life on Earth.
$18.00

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

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

Lost Kingdoms, Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia

SEA87
John Guy
Yale University Press
2014
317
030020437X
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This seminal work situates first-century Southeast Asian art in a wider historical and religious context. John Guy, a curator at the Met, explains the artistic and religious heritage of Southeast Asia through scholarly essays and 360 illustrations.
$65.00

Wallpaper City Guide Jakarta

INS126
Rachael Moloney
Phaidon Press
2012
103
0714864250
PAPER
Guidebook
12/3/2012
0
0
0
0
A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
$9.95

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

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

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

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

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