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Bali & Lombok
DK Publishing
0756601738
Dec 2005
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India, and Indonesia
Elizabeth Gilbert
0670034711
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Gilbert (The Last American Man) grafts the structure of romantic fiction upon the inquiries of reporting in this sprawling yet methodical travelogue of soul-searching and self-discovery. Plagued with despair after a nasty divorce, the author, in her early 30s, divides a year equally among three dissimilar countries, exploring her competing urges for earthly delights and divine transcendence. First, pleasure: savoring Italy's buffet of delights—the world's best pizza, free-flowing wine and dashing conversation partners—Gilbert consumes la dolce vita as spiritual succor. "I came to Italy pinched and thin," she writes, but soon fills out in waist and soul. Then, prayer and ascetic rigor: seeking communion with the divine at a sacred ashram in India, Gilbert emulates the ways of yogis...


Indonesia In Pictures (Visual Geography Series)

0822520745


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In the Time of Madness: Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos
Richard Lloyd Parry
0802118089
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Between 1996 and 1999, British foreign correspondent Parry repeatedly forayed into some of the worst strife rending the islands of Indonesia, a nation emerging tumultuously from the dictatorship of General Suharto. This boldly reported, introspective account—"a book about violence, and about being afraid"—is his attempt to make sense, however incompletely, of what happened in Java, Borneo and East Timor. In Borneo, Parry saw seven decapitated heads, among other horrors, when he went to report on "an ethnic war of scarcely imaginable savagery." He witnessed the collapse of the rupiah and the 1998 mass student protests in Jakarta on the occasion of Suharto's reappointment. As the East Timorese agitated for independence from Indonesian rule, Parry ventured into the East Timor jungle to meet with rebels....


Southeast Asia
New Holland Publishers Ltd
1843303213
May 2003
Calendar
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Book Description
Features key attractions, where to stay, distance and climate charts, and stunning photographs.


Bali Modern: The Art of Tropical Living
Gianni Francione, et al
9625934669
April 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book documents the transformation that Balinese architecture and interior design have undergone over the past five years. Cleaner lines, more imaginative use of space, A-frame roofs, and the use of stone, concrete, and ceramic roof tiles are increasingly visible along with the traditional coconut wood, teak, and thatching.

About the Author
Gianni Francione is an architect from Turin, North Italy, who has livedin Bali for over 20 years. He is inspired by tribal art and the vernacular architectural tradition of Indonesia, and has designed countless tropical homes.



Indonesia
Nicola Frost
0855984813
November 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Indonesia is a country of superlatives and contradictions: its 17,000 islands span an extent that is wider than the landmass of the USA; it is the fourth most populous country in the world, and its Muslim population is the world's largest; more than half of the total population of 203 million live on the island of Java, which is smaller in size than England. Indonesia is rich in natural resources, but vulnerable to devastating natural hazards. Its economy was booming until the late 1990s, when it was badly damaged by the Asian financial crisis. After 30 years of the corrupt and oppressive Suharto regime, Indonesia is now struggling to redefine itself as a constitutional democracy – but internal ethnic and inter-religious conflicts threaten the very future of the nation, if they cannot be resolved peacefully. ...


Indonesia (Lonely Planet Travel Series)
Patrick Witton
1740591542
November 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks for nearly 30 years and as a result, has the experience and know-how similar to an older sibling's "been there" advice. The original backpacker's bible, the LP series has recently widened its reach. While still giving insights for the low-budget traveler, the books now list a wide range of accommodations and itineraries for those with less time than money.

Indonesia is a country of incredible natural diversity and beauty rivaled only by its cultural...



Island Style: Tropical Dream Houses in Indonesia
Gillian Beal, Jacob Termansen (Photographer)
9625934154
March 2002
Hardcover
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About the Author
Gillian Beal is a freelance writer based in Singapore. She has contributed articles to various newspapers and magazines and is the co-author of Balinese Children's Favorite Stories.

Jacob Termansen has worked as a photographer in the fashion, magazine, and advertising industries in Denmark for eighteen years.



Footprint Indonesia Handbook
Joshua Eliot
1900949512
June 2001
Paperback
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The Business Times, Singapore
The Indonesia Handbook is the most complete guide for travellers. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
The Indonesia Handbook explores all that this diverse country has to offer island by island. From Sumatra in the west through Java and Bali, Sulawesi and Nusa Tenggara to Maluku, the group of "Spice Islands" in the east. It has been written by people whose knowledge of the vast region is unsurpassable and features the most comprehensive background information available covering every aspect of Indonesia's heritage. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II
Darlene Deibler Rose
0060670207
September 1990
Paperback
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Book Description

This is the true story of a young American missionary woman courage and triump of faith in the jungles of New Guinea and her four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp. Never to see her husband again, she was forced to sign a confession to a crime she did not commit and face the executioner's sword, only to be miraculously spared.

From the Publisher
The true story of a young American missionary woman interned during World War II in a notorious Japanese prison camp.

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The Year of Living Dangerously
Christopher J. Koch
0140065350
Mar 1983
Paperback
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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Simon Winchester
0060838590
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
It may seem a stretch to connect a volcanic eruption with civil and religious unrest in Indonesia today, but Simon Winchester makes a compelling case. Krakatoa tells the frightening tale of the biggest volcanic eruption in history using a blend of gentle geology and narrative history. Krakatoa erupted at a time when technologies like the telegraph were becoming commonplace and Asian trade routes were being expanded by northern European companies. This bustling colonial backdrop provides an effective canvas for the suspense leading up to August 27th, 1883, when the nearby island of Krakatoa would violently vaporize. Winchester describes the eruption through the eyes of its survivors, and readers will be as horrified and mesmerized as eyewitnesses were as the death toll reached nearly 40,000 (almost all of whom died...


Child of All Nations
Pramoedya Ananta Toer
0140256334
May 1996
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The imperialistic injustices of the 19th century have become the firmly institutionalized injustices of the 20th century in many countries, as evidenced by the fact that Pramoedya wrote this novel while imprisoned in Indonesia because he was considered a subversive writer. The work, the second volume of a quartet called the "Buru Tetralogy," speaks convincingly for itself. The balanced and enchanted life of natives in the Dutch East Indies of the 1890s is disrupted as they are set against one another and destroyed by the Dutch. As Minke, the main character of This Earth of Mankind ( LJ 10/1/93), struggles to reclaim a dignified identity amid the confusion, we can feel the universal plight of the oppressed anywhere, whether caused by governments, terrorists, or technology. If this seems a bold claim for a novel, it...


Bali Houses: New Wave Asian Architecture and Design
Gianni Francione, et al
0794600131
February 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The phenomenon loosely termed "Bali style" has been the subject matter for countless books on art, architecture, and interior design. In this book, author and architect Gianni Francione showcases the new generation of Bali-style homes, interiors, and artifacts that utilize what he terms a new internationalism. Even though the timeless, distinctive Balinese balé, open to a panorama of rice fields and the evening breeze, is still there, it may now be made in marble or stone. Similarly, present-day villas, resort bungalows, shops, restaurants, and other buildings are just as likely to use modernist techniques and materials as they are to utilize alang-alang and coconut wood. Bali Houses presents this new departure in architecture, interior design, glassware, table settings, textiles, furniture, and furnishings in...


The Twenty-One Balloons
William Pene du Bois
0140320970
May 6, 1986
Paperback
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Book Description
Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions. Winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal, this classic fantasy-adventure is now available in a handsome new edition. "William Pne du Bois combines his rich imagination, scientific tastes, and brilliant artistry to tell a story that has no age limit." -- The Horn Book


House of Glass
Pramoedya Ananta Toer
0140256792
July 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
In 1965, Pramoedya Ananta Toer was arrested by the Indonesian government. Although he was denied writing materials during his 14-year detention, he continued to "write" fiction, composing stories orally, which his fellow prisoners memorized. House of Glass is the final installment of the four-part epic he composed. The tale, which began with This Earth of Mankind and continued through Child of All Nations and Footsteps, encompasses the beginnings of the collapse of colonialism nearly 100 years ago. In 1995, Pramoedya Ananta Toer was cited by the Philippine government for his contribution to "the historical awakening and modern experience of the Indonesian people." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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White
Christopher Whitcomb
0316600806
July 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The hero of Black (2004) returns to star in a thriller plot that's pretty familiar, but which becomes steadily more absorbing through understated treatment and well-done incidentals. Jeremy Waller, a dedicated family man and FBI special agent, is on his way back from Indonesia, where he was rooting out terrorists with a lethal sidekick known as G.I. Jane, when a fleet of terrorist planes attacks not only Washington but a handful of other American cities. Could American fundamentalists be in league with Islamic terrorists? Such speculation is only the tip of the cabalistic iceberg as Waller infiltrates a shadow arm of the Christian Identity movement called the Phineas Priesthood. Black's Senator Elizabeth Beechum is back, a political veteran with questionable ties to big business, as vice president; she and...


Indonesia
Janet Riehecky
0736811060
January 2002
Hardcover
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Nathaniel's Nutmeg: Or the True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History
Giles Milton
0140292608
July 1, 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Would you believe that nutmeg formed the basis of one of the most bitter international conflicts of the 17th century, and was also intimately connected to New York City's rise to global preeminence? Strange but true: nutmeg was, in fact, one of the most prized commodities in Renaissance Europe, and its fascinating story is told in Giles Milton's delightful Nathaniel's Nutmeg.

The book deals with the competition between England and Holland for possession of the spice-producing islands of Southeast Asia throughout the 17th century. Packed with stories of heroism, ambition, ruthlessness, treachery, murder, torture, and madness, Nathaniel's Nutmeg offers a compelling story of European rivalry in the tropics, thousands of miles from home, and the mutual incomprehensibility which often comically characterized relations between...



All That Is Gone
Pramoedya Ananta Toer
0143034464
Feb 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In these early stories, many appearing in English for the first time, one of Indonesia's leading writers illuminates with a quiet ferocity some of the most turbulent years in his nation's history. Often told through a child's observant eyes, the eight stories—which draw on the author's own upbringing in East Java during Dutch colonial rule, Japanese invasion and bloody periods of independence and civil war—are written in a warm, lyrical style that gives way to sudden pools of sadness. In the title story, the narrator evokes a dreamlike childhood along the banks of the Lusi River, but also tells matter-of-factly of a beloved servant who contracts syphilis and is abruptly dismissed for stealing. "Revenge" tells of the "bullet fever" of the independence years, as undertrained, undersupplied young...


Indonesia
Gouri Mirpuri
0761413553
January 2001
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8-Myriad facts and quality illustrations bring these countries to life. Chapters discuss geography, history, government, economy, and more. In addition to background material, much information on contemporary life is provided. Throughout both texts and in sidebars, the authors offer lots of interesting detail such as discussions in Indonesia of the 1883 volcanic eruption of Krakatoa or its unique Wallace Line that separates vastly different zones of flora and fauna. In Myanmar, folk beliefs such as the caution that one should not have "a haircut on Monday, Friday, or on one's birthday" will pique interest. In both volumes, the inclusion of the phonetic pronunciations of many of the foreign words is particularly useful. Recipes that use easily acquired ingredients are also included....


Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert
0143058525
Feb 2006
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Gilbert (The Last American Man) grafts the structure of romantic fiction upon the inquiries of reporting in this sprawling yet methodical travelogue of soul-searching and self-discovery. Plagued with despair after a nasty divorce, the author, in her early 30s, divides a year equally among three dissimilar countries, exploring her competing urges for earthly delights and divine transcendence. First, pleasure: savoring Italy's buffet of delights—the world's best pizza, free-flowing wine and dashing conversation partners—Gilbert consumes la dolce vita as spiritual succor. "I came to Italy pinched and thin," she writes, but soon fills out in waist and soul. Then, prayer and ascetic rigor: seeking communion with the divine at a sacred ashram in India, Gilbert emulates the ways of yogis...


Indonesia
Claitors Publishing Division
0160015995
Jan 1994
Hardcover
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Krakatoa : The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Simon Winchester
0066212855
April 1, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
It may seem a stretch to connect a volcanic eruption with civil and religious unrest in Indonesia today, but Simon Winchester makes a compelling case. Krakatoa tells the frightening tale of the biggest volcanic eruption in history using a blend of gentle geology and narrative history. Krakatoa erupted at a time when technologies like the telegraph were becoming commonplace and Asian trade routes were being expanded by northern European companies. This bustling colonial backdrop provides an effective canvas for the suspense leading up to August 27th, 1883, when the nearby island of Krakatoa would violently vaporize. Winchester describes the eruption through the eyes of its survivors, and readers will be as horrified and mesmerized as eyewitnesses were as the death toll reached nearly 40,000 (almost all of whom died...


Indonesia
Elizabeth Berg
0836819330
September 1997
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Describes how the culture of Indonesia is reflected in its many festivals, including Sekatan, Good Friday, and Fahombe.


Indonesian: A Comprehensive Grammar (Routledge Grammars)
JAMES SNEDDON
0415155290
December 26, 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Indonesian: A Comprehensive Grammar provides a description of the structure of the Indonesian language written in a clear, non-technical manner. It is a complete reference guide to the language as it is spoken and written by native speakers and can readily be used by speakers of Indonesian who have no linguistic background.

To aid clarity, all word groups and structures discussed are illustrated by natural examples. Each section can be read independently, enabling the reader to focus on one aspect of the language, if desired. All major structures of Indonesian, from words to complex sentences are described in detail and common grammatical terms are defined in the glossary.

Language Notes
Text: English

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