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Sacred Sites of Java & Bali

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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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

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

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

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

Footprint Cambodia Handbook

SEA23
Andrew Spooner
Footprint Handbooks
2015
288
1910120235
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, practical guide packed with history, sightseeing information and essential travel details.
$24.99

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

A History of Cambodia

CBD27
David Chandler
Perseus
2007
312
0813343631
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An excellent, scholarly history from early civilization through the rise of Angkor, French colonial period, Vietnamization of Cambodia, Khmer Rouge and Coup de Force of 1997.
$45.00

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

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

Digging For The Truth: Angkor Wat: The Eighth Wonder

CBD85
Josh Bernstein
Baker & Taylor Video
2009
1422903206
DVD
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Host Hunter Ellis travels deep into the Cambodian jungle to explore the magnificent stone temple complex Angkor Wat built in the early twelfth century. The program was originally produced as an episode of the History Channel's Digging for the Truth in 2007 and features Damian Evans.
$24.98

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

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

Popular Buddhist Texts from Nepal, Narratives and Rituals of Newar Buddhism

REL82
Todd Thornton Lewis, Tuladhar, Laabh Ratna
State University of New York Press
2000
236
0791446123
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
This scholarly work demonstrates how ritual texts and narratives have influenced the religious culture of the Newars of Kathmandu, the last surviving South Asian Mahayana Buddhist society.
$31.95

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 Life of Hinduism

IDA374
John Hawley (Editor), Vasudha Narayanan (Editor)
University of California Press
2006
337
0520249143
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A series of essays that present Hinduism as a vibrant and vital religion, with emphasis on the multifaceted world of Hindu worship and the identity issues of Hindus faced with globalization.
$34.95

When the War Was Over: Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge Revolution

CBD86
Elizabeth Becker
Hachette
1998
636
1891620002
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
One of the best and most comprehensive reports on the rise and fall of the Khmer Rouge, the brutal regime that killed a quarter of the Cambodian population in just four years. Includes a chapter on modern Cambodia.
$25.00

World Religions Today

REL81
John L. Esposito, Darrell J. Fasching, Todd Lewis
Oxford University Press
2011
609
0199759510
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A scholarly examination of the significance of religion in contemporary life and culture, this volume explores several major traditions including Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian Religions, indigenous religions and new religions, connecting contemporary religions to classical belief systems.
$89.95

Art & Architecture of Cambodia

CBD41
Helen Ibbitson Jessup
Thames & Hudson
2004
224
050020375X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Jessup includes not just Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei but also lesser-known recent discoveries in the surrounding jungle in this illustrated overview in the World of Art series.
$16.95

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

Masterpieces of the National Museum of Cambodia

CBD64
Helen Ibbitson Jessup
Antique Collectors Club
2007
112
9995083604
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A collection of 80 of Cambodia's sculptural treasures, with extended, multilingual captions for each work as well as a historical preface, a chronology and bibliography. Photographs are in full color.
$25.00

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

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

The Gods Drink Whiskey

CBD46
Stephen T. Asma
HarperCollins
2006
288
0060834501
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Asma writes with verve and wit in this eye-opening account of his year-long stint teaching at the Buddhist Institute in Phnom Penh. His account is both an overview of Theravada Buddhism and a down-to-earth portrait of contemporary Cambodia.
$14.99

Sugata Saurabha an Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha

NPL84
Chitta Dhar Hridaya, Todd Lewis (Contributor), Subarna Man Tuladhar (Translator)
Oxford University Press
2009
404
019534183X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Sugata Saurabha is an epic poem, first published in 1947 in the Nepalese language, Newari, that retells the story of the Buddha’s life with compelling artistry and nuance while communicating his basic teachings with simplicity and clarity. This rendering will appeal to scholars of Buddhism for its humanizing view of the Buddha while offering an introduction to his life and teachings.
$36.95

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 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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Kids

Buddha Stories

ASA16
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1997
32
0805048863
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Intended for ages 4 to 8, this book tells 10 of the author's favorite "jakatas," or moral tales of the Buddha. She has sumptuously illustrated the volume in gold printed on deep, dark blue (in the tradition of an ancient Buddhist text).
$25.99

M Is for Myanmar

BMA74
Elizabeth Rush
ThingsAsian
2011
40
193415928X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Vignettes, poems and colorful paintings bring to life the magical country and people of Myanmar. Shwedagon Pagoda shines like a hundred crazy stars, monks meditate in a majestic monastery, a fisherman paddles with his legs. Among tales of the Golden Rock and ringing bells, Myanmar will enchant young readers--and their parents.
$12.95