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Jewels of Indonesia

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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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

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

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

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Singapore

SGP27
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
128
146542959X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With handy pullout map.
$14.00

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, 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

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

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

The Buddhist World of Southeast Asia

REL40
Donald K. Swearer
SUNY
2010
304
079142460X
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A succinct, authoritative survey of Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia as a dynamic, complex system of thought and practice imbedded in the respective cultures, societies, and histories of Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka.
$26.95

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

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

Lands of Charm and Cruelty, Travels in Southeast Asia

SEA04
Stan Sesser
Lightning Source
1994
306
SE
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
1
0
This wonderfully written book is a report on Southeast Asia by a talented foreign correspondent. A heart-wrenching portrait of the politics and potential of what Sesser clearly believes are some of the most fascinating places on earth. With chapters on Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Burma and Sarawak.
$19.00

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

More Books

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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