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Maldives
Royston Ellis
1898323747
June 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The islands of Maldives are perhaps the quintessential holiday dream. Enticed by white sandy beaches fringed with coral lagoons, travelers here seek true relaxation, with accommodation in beach cottages or individual overwater bungalows surrounded by the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. In this second edition of Maldives: The Bradt Travel Guide, Royston Ellis offers further insight into the people who make these islands so welcoming. With coverage of recently opened resort islands, details of boat trips and diving opportunities, and suggestions for entertainment and shopping, this guide is invaluable. There is information on choosing your resort island, getting around the islands, including cruises, diving, snorkeling and other watersports, in-depth cover of Male', Maldivian people and culture and...


Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives
Richard Grimmett, et al
0691049106
November 8, 1999
Paperback
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Book Description

From the snowcapped Himalayas and the Indus valley, to the Ganges delta and the Sri Lankan forests, the Indian subcontinent is home to 13% of the world's species of birds and thousands of birders and ecotourists flock to the area every year. This field guide will be indispensable to those who wish to find and identify the many species of avifauna of the Indian subcontinent and environs.

Featuring more than 150 color plates by eminent bird illustrators from Europe and India, it depicts all the known species in the region, ranging from the Himalayan Snowcock in the north to the Sri Lanka Spurfowl in the south. The plates include all relevant identifiable subspecies, as well as ages and sexes. It contains hundreds of range maps and the succinct text on the facing pages covers identification, voice, and distribution....



Maldives
Andrew Forbes
9622177654
Feb 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
An idyllic marine retreat brought to life through sumptuous color photography and crisp, knowledgeable text. Sometimes known as "The Paradise Isles," the Maldives are made up of hundreds of idyllic islands that are famed for their tropical beaches, coral reefs and marine life. To these can be added some of the best island-style hotels in the world. This guide has a superb introduction and covers local geography, history and culture, with special sections on art, food and marine life. There is a comprehensive survey of the luxurious resorts available, and advice on diving and how to organize a boat cruise. It is an excellent book for anyone preparing to visit the Maldives, will make a great companion during the trip, and provide a treasured keepsake after the event. • Upmarket guide to this exotic destination in...


Maldives, Kingdom of a Thousand Isles
Andrew Forbes
9622177107
February 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
An idyllic marine retreat brought to life through sumptuous color photography and crisp, knowledgeable text. Sometimes known as "The Paradise Isles," the Maldives are made up of hundreds of idyllic islands that are famed for their tropical beaches, coral reefs and marine life. To these can be added some of the best island-style hotels in the world. This guide has a superb introduction and covers local geography, history and culture, with special sections on art, food and marine life. There is a comprehensive survey of the luxurious resorts available, and advice on diving and how to organize a boat cruise. It is an excellent book for anyone preparing to visit the Maldives, will make a great companion during the trip, and provide a treasured keepsake after the event. • Upmarket guide to this exotic destination in...


The Cambridge Encyclopedia of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives (Cambridge World Encyclopedias)
Francis Robinson (Editor)
0521334519


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From Library Journal
A compendium of social science and humanistic information on South Asia presented in an intelligent and beautifully illustrated volume. The book is organized into major divisions of land, peoples, history, economics, religions, society, and culture. Robinson brilliantly coordinates the contributions of 70 Indic authorities from India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. From one author to another, the prose is consistent, has little overlap, and is richly illustrated with maps, figures, and tables. Each article is from four to six pages in length and is followed by a brief list of readings which are up to date and represent the best available studies. Despite the conflicts present in the area's history, politics, and religion, the treatment of each is balanced. This reference tool is the best availabe...


Sri Lanka And the Maldive Islands
Chandra Richard De Silva
0754601862
July 2006
Hardcover
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A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India : And the Indian Subcontinent, Including Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives (Princeton Field Guides)
Bikram Grewal, Bill Harvey
069111496X
January 13, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description

This is the most comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of India and the Indian subcontinent. Never before have so many of the region's species been illustrated in one book.

The brilliant photographs--most of which appear here for the first time--have been carefully selected to show not only the most common Passerine and non-Passerine species, but also more elusive species and distinctive subspecies. An up-to-date distribution map and a unique code indicating frequency and global status are provided for each of the 668 species covered. The concise text provides vital information on habitats, habits, and voice to ensure accurate identification.

Designed for easy use, the book places photos and maps in close proximity to provide an at-a-glance overview for each species. Birds are indexed by both their...



Maldives: The Bradt Travel Guide
Royston Ellis
1841621439
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
These idyllic islands are famed for their palm-fringed beaches, luxurious resorts, and relaxed pace of life. This fuilly updated guide caters to all types of visitors, from watersports enthusiasts and nature lovers to festival seekers and those wishing to explore the rich island history. Diving safaris, coral garden snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, and deep-sea fishing are all covered for the energetic tourist, while exploring the atolls and resorts with the aid of this thorough guide is an attractive pastime for the traveler seeking tranquility.

Features include:
>How to choose the perfect resort for tastes and budgets
>Getting around the islands, with cruise options
>A wide variety of watersports
>Accommodation options including beach cottages and overwater bungalows
>Maldivian...


MALDIVE MYSTERY
Thor Heyerdahl
0345347277
November 12, 1987
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
When the Maldive Islanders converted to Islam in the 12th century, they discarded or destroyed all traces of earlier cultures, thus denying their past. Recent archeological discoveries prompted the government to invite Heyerdahl to examine the artifacts and attempt a reconstruction of pre-Islamic history. Located in the Indian Ocean southwest of India and west of Sri Lanka, the Maldives encompass two broad, reefless sea passages ("One-and-Half" and Equatorial Channels) well-known to ancient mariners. Heyerdahl, an authority on primitive sea travel (Kon-Tiki, The Ra Expeditions, unravels a mystery that reaches into the vanished civilizations of Sumer and the Indus Valley. The Maldivan artifacts showed that temples were built around A.D. 550; that the original settlers had been sun-worshipers. An important export...


Global Studies: India and South Asia
James K. Norton
0073198730
March 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
GLOBAL STUDIES is a unique series designed to provide comprehensive background information and selected world press articles on the regions and countries of the world. Each GLOBAL STUDIES volume includes an annotated listing of World Wide Web sites. Visit our website for more information: www.dushkin.com/global studies/


Global Studies: India and South Asia, 6th Edition, Vol. 6
James K. Norton
0072850248
April 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The Global Studies series is designed to provide comprehensive background informatin and selected world press articles on the regions and countries of the world. This edition features an overview of South Asia and country reports for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. An annotated list of World Wide Web sites guides students to additional resources.


A Guide to the Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives
Richard Grimmett, et al
0691006873
December 7, 1998
Hardcover
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Stephen Mills, Times Literary Supplement
Wonderfully illustrated . . . generous text, adequate maps, and is simply the one book you cannot do without in India.

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Stephen Mills Times Literary Supplement : Wonderfully illustrated . . . generous text, adequate maps, and is simply the one book you cannot do without in India.

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Maldives (Cultures of the World)
Roseline Ngcheong-Lum
0761411577
October 15, 2000
Library Binding
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A Maldivian Dictionary
Christopher A. Reynolds
0415298083
July 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Maldivian (also known as Divehi) is spoken on the Maldive Islands located off the southwest tip of India in the Indian Ocean. This Maldivian-English Dictionary consists of 5000 individual entries.


The Shell Money of the Slave Trade
Jan Hogendorn
0521541107
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This study examines the role of cowrie-shell money in West African trade, particularly the slave trade. The shells were carried from the Maldives to the Mediterranean by Arab traders for further transport across the Sahara, and to Europe by competing Portuguese, Dutch, English and French traders for onward transport to the West African coast. In Africa they served to purchase the slaves exported to the New World, as well as other less sinister exports. Over a large part of West Africa they became the regular market currency, but were severely devalued by the importation of thousands of tons of the cheaper Zanzibar cowries. Colonial governments disliked cowries because of the inflation and encouraged their replacement by low-value coins. They disappeared almost totally, to re-appear during the depression of the 1930s,...


The islamic history of the Maldive islands (Studia culturae Islamicae) (Studia culturae Islamicae)
H#asan Ta¿j al-Di¿n (Author)
B0007BP4KI


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The Two Thousand Isles: a Short Account of the People, History and Customs of the Maldive Archipelago
T.W. Hockly
8120617312
April 1, 2003
Hardcover
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South Asia in the World: Problem-Solving Perspectives on Security, Sustainable Development and Good Governance
Oddny Wiggen (Editor)
9280810936
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
One of every five people in the world lives in the countries of South Asia – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka. The problems faced by this population are so huge that they present a defining challenge to the core mandates of the United Nations as the global arena for problem-solving. These challenges range from economic development, environmental protection, food and water security, democratic governance and human rights, nuclear war and peace, inter-state and internal conflicts, and new security issues like AIDS and international terrorism. South Asia in the World develops a dialogue between academics and practitioners in a deeply divided region. It explores the potential for improvement in domestic and international efforts to alleviate the problems of South Asia and the role...


Tourism and Economic Development: Case Studies from the Indian Ocean Region
Rabindra N. Ghosh (Editor)
0754630536
June 2003
Hardcover
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THE MALDIVE ISLANDS an account of the Physical Features, Climate, History, Inhabitants, Productions and Trade
H.C.P BELL (Editor)
8120612221

Hardcover
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