Indonesia: The World's Largest Archipelago

Indonesia: The World's Largest Archipelago

by Bill Dalton




A kaleidoscope of color, Indonesia's 13,677 islands harbor hundreds of mammal species, birds and insects; its people originate from 300 ethnic groups encompassing all the Asian cultures and religions. A master of his subject, author Bill Dalton guides the reader to the best Indonesia has to offer, from ram fighting in Bandung to the isolated tribe of the Asmat people, together with detailed information on surfing, snorkeling, climbing volcanoes, and traditional dance and crafts. There is also a generous selection of excerpts from literature about Indonesia including V.S. Naipaul on a Japanese soldier and a bicycle and David Attenborough on the Komodo dragon.

* Reviews a country in Transition
* Details Indonesia's physical environment, history, language and food
* Literary excerpts include V S Naipal, and David Attenborough on Komodo dragons
* Extensive coverage of the major islands, including Bali, Sumatra, Sulawesi and Iran Jaya
* Practical information including advice on appropriate behavior
* Many new beautiful color photographs

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780844296920
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
Publication date: 08/01/1994
Series: Asia Guides Series
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 7.87(h) x (d)

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