Indonesia, a beautiful Southeast Asian country formed from thousands of islands, was once a popular tourist site but today is associated mostly with Islamic terrorism and a deadly 2004 tsunami disaster. This book addresses these issues, but also gives a broad overview of the nation's culture, society, and history.
"The book details the country's climate, geography, agriculture, industry, daily life in both rural and urban areas, and arts and culture. The book features maps, black-and-white photographs, and special boxes...The book's final pages offer a set of facts-at-a-glance, a detailed chronology, an annotated bibliography including works for both children and adults, an annotated list of works consulted (including web sites), and an index."
-- Multi-Cultural Review (March 2001)
Price: US $32.10