by Bill Dalton, Kal Muller (Photographer)
Publisher : Norton, Ww
Format : Paperback, 3rd ed., 412pp.
Publication Date : September 1999
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. Naipaul, and David Attenborough on Komodo dragons
- Extensive coverage of the major islands, including Bali, Sumatra, Sulawesi and Irian Jaya
- Practical information including advice on appropriate behavior
- Many new beautiful color photographs