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Tambora: The Eruption That Changed The WorldTambora: The Eruption That Changed The World by Wood, Gillen D'arcy

When Indonesia's Mount Tambora erupted in 1815, it unleashed the most destructive wave of extreme weather the world has witnessed in thousands of years. The volcano's massive sulfate dust cloud enveloped the Earth, cooling temperatures and disrupting major weather systems for more than three years. Amid devastating storms, drought, and floods, communities worldwide endured famine, disease, and civil unrest on a catastrophic scale. On the eve of the bicentenary of the great eruption, Tambora tells the extraordinary story of the weather chaos it wrought, weaving the latest climate science with the social history of this frightening period to offer a cautionary tale about the potential tragic impacts of drastic climate change in our own century. The year following Tambora's eruption became known as the "Year without a Summer," when weather anomalies in Europe and New England ruined crops, displaced millions, and spawned chaos and disease. Here, for the first time, Gillen D'Arcy Wood traces Tambora's full global and historical reach: how the volcano's three-year climate change regime initiated the first worldwide cholera pandemic, expanded opium markets in China, set the stage for Ireland's Great Famine, and plunged the United States into its first economic depression. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein's monster, inspired by Tambora's terrifying storms, embodied the fears and misery of global humanity during this transformative period, the most recent sustained climate crisis the world has faced. Bringing the history of this planetary emergency grippingly to life, Tambora sheds light on the fragile interdependence of climate and human societies, and the threat a new era of extreme global weather poses to us all.

Blood Of The People, The: Revolution & The End Of Traditional Rule In Northern SumatraBlood Of The People, The: Revolution & The End Of Traditional Rule In Northern Sumatra by Reid, Anthony

In northern Sumatra, as in Malaya, colonial rule embraced an extravagant array of sultans, rajas, datuks and uleebalangs. In Malaya the traditional Malay elite served as a barrier to evolutionary change and survived the transition to independence, but in Sumatra a wave of violence and killing wiped out the traditional elite in 1945-46. Anthony Reid's The Blood of the People, now available in a new edition, explores the circumstances of Sumatra's sharp break with the past during what has been labelled its "social revolution." The events in northern Sumatra were among the most dramatic episodes of Indonesia's national revolution, and brought about more profound changes even than in Java, from where the revolution is normally viewed. Some ethnic groups saw the revolution as a popular, peasant-supported movement that liberated them from foreign rule. Others, though, felt victimised by a radical, levelling agenda imposed by outsiders. Java, with a relatively homogeneous population, passed through the revolution without significant social change. The ethnic complexity of Sumatra, in contrast, meant that the revolution demanded and altogether new "Indonesian" identity to override the competing ethnic categories of the past.

Wayang Indonesia: The Fantastic World Of Indonesian Puppet TheatreWayang Indonesia: The Fantastic World Of Indonesian Puppet Theatre by Angst, Walter

'Wayang' means Indonesian rod puppet theatre and its derivative forms of folk theatre. In recognition of the cultural and historical significance as well as the great aesthetic sophistication of Wayang, UNESCO included this theatre tradition in its list of world cultural heritage in 2003. This book provides a new systematic introduction to and overview of Wayang puppets - in particular shadow puppets - and illustrates this with a unique richness of colour images.

Bali & Lombok (Tuttle Travel Pack)Bali & Lombok (Tuttle Travel Pack) by Greenway, Paul

Tuttle Travel Pack Bali & Lombok is your passport to an unforgettable journey to Asia's favorite tropical islands. Author Paul Greenway is a seasoned travel writer and frequent visitor to these islands, and he recommends the very best places and activities-from the dramatic cliff-top temple at Ulu Watu with its entrancing Barong dance, to the cool highland lakes of Bratan and Bedugul with their hot springs and lush greenery, to the trendy beach resorts and boutiques of Seminyak, the idyllic beaches of the Gili Islands off Lombok, and much more.

Mini Indonesian Dictionary: Indonesian-English; English-IndonesianMini Indonesian Dictionary: Indonesian-English; English-Indonesian by Davidsen, Katherine

Tuttle Mini Indonesian Dictionary is the most up-to-date pocket Indonesian dictionary available and is ideal for any application where a handy, portable dictionary is required.

Breaking Barriers: Portraits Of Inspiring Chinese-Indonesian WomenBreaking Barriers: Portraits Of Inspiring Chinese-Indonesian Women by Dawis, Aimee

As members of a tiny ethnic minority in Indonesia-the world's largest Islamic nation-Chinese-Indonesian women face hurdles of race and gender that others would find insurmountable. In Breaking Barriers, author Aimee Dawis profiles nine highly accomplished women who have overcome these obstacles and thrived.

Balinese ArchitectureBalinese Architecture by Davison, Julian; Bruce Granquist

Traditional Balinese houses, temples and pavilions are designed to allow man to exist in harmony with the natural forces of the universe-reflecting core Balinese beliefs about man's place in relation to the cosmos, the gods, the ancestors, and the world around him. In this one-of-a-kind book, author Julian Davison provides a comprehensive guide to Balinese architectural forms, the Balinese belief system, the rituals associated with building, the materials and construction techniques, and the intricate ornamentation used.

Being Malay In Indonesia: Histories, Hopes And Citizenship In The Riau ArchipelagoBeing Malay In Indonesia: Histories, Hopes And Citizenship In The Riau Archipelago by Long, Nicholas J.

In 1999, the people of Indonesia's Riau Archipelago were angry. Resentful of decades of "internal colonialism" by Mainland Sumatra, and concerned that they lacked the education and skills to flourish in a globalised world, they dreamed of inhabiting a province of their own. When the post-authoritarian state committed itself to democracy and local autonomy, they lobbied vigorously and successfully for the region to be returned to its "native" Malay residents. Riau Islands Province was born in 2004. This book explores what happened next. Living in a new province created "for Malays" forced Riau Islanders to engage with thorny questions over what it meant to be Malay and how to achieve the official goal of becoming globally competitive "human resources". Putting nuanced ethnographic observations of life in the islands into a provocative dialogue with theorists ranging from Zizek to Sartre, this book explains how feelings of unsettledness and doubt came to permeate the province as a result of its very creation. Offering fresh perspectives on commerce, spirit beliefs, education, and culture, Being Malay in Indonesia challenges much of the received wisdom in the anthropology of Southeast Asia and makes a powerful case for the importance of feelings, sentiments and affect in studies of local development and political change.

Of Palm Wine, Women And War: The Mongolian Naval Expedition To Java In The 13Th CenturyOf Palm Wine, Women And War: The Mongolian Naval Expedition To Java In The 13Th Century by Bade, David

What would a history that put women at the centre of the rise and fall of kingdoms be like? When the armies of Khubilai arrived on Java in 1293, they found themselves in the middle of two warring states. Two historical traditions developed concerning the ensuing events: the official Chinese dynastic records in which no women are mentioned, and a number of Javanese histories and poems in which everything depends upon the actions and fates of certain women. The Chinese account has long been regarded as factual, whilst the Javanese versions have been dismissed as mere romance, their women stereotypical representations of male fantasies. But what happens if the women and the narratives about them are taken seriously rather than dismissed? Of Palm Wine, Women and War offers just such a reading.

Bali: The Legendary IsleBali: The Legendary Isle by Booz, Patrick R.

High quality colour photography here sets out, with high introductory commentary, some of the beauties of the rural Bali scene and the traditional rituals and work of its rural people. This collection proves once again that the subject material is again proving to be inexhaustible source of beauty and grace.

History Of Modern Indonesia, AHistory Of Modern Indonesia, A by Vickers, Adrian

Since the Bali bombings of 2002 and the rise of political Islam, Indonesia has frequently occupied media headlines. Nevertheless, the history of the fourth largest country on earth remains relatively unknown. Adrian Vickers' book, first published in 2005, traces the history of an island country, comprising some 240 million people, from the colonial period through revolution and independence to the present. Framed around the life story of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesia's most famous and controversial novelist and playwright, the book journeys through the social and cultural mores of Indonesian society, focusing on the experiences of ordinary people. In this new edition, the author brings the story up to date, revisiting his argument as to why Indonesia has yet to realise its potential as a democratic country. He also examines the rise of fundamentalist Islam, which has haunted Indonesia since the fall of Suharto.

Constitutional Change And Democracy In IndonesiaConstitutional Change And Democracy In Indonesia by Horowitz, Donald L.

How did democracy became entrenched in the world's largest Muslim-majority country? After the fall of its authoritarian regime in 1998, Indonesia pursued an unusual course of democratization. It was insider-dominated and gradualist and it involved free elections before a lengthy process of constitutional reform. At the end of the process, Indonesia's amended constitution was essentially a new and thoroughly democratic document. Horowitz documents the decisions that gave rise to this distinctive constitutional process; traces the effects of the new institutions on Indonesian politics and discusses their shortcomings and their achievements. He also examines the Indonesian story in the context of comparative experience with constitutional design and intergroup conflict.

Mecca The Blessed, Medina The Radiant The Holiest Cities Of IslamMecca The Blessed, Medina The Radiant The Holiest Cities Of Islam by Seyyed Hossein Nasr; Ali Kazuyoshi Nomachi (Photo)

This informative and beautiful presentation of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina and their significance may well be unique high quality photographs and explanatory text shows the devotion and diversity of the pilgrims from all over the world and the beauty and history of the holy sites and buildings. The specially-permitted photography is by Japanese Ali Kazuyoshi Nomachi and the text by scholar Seyyed Hossein Nasr. Glossary.

Indonesia (Tuttle Travel Pack)Indonesia (Tuttle Travel Pack) by Hoffman, Linda

The "Tuttle Travel Pack Indonesia" takes you to the top 15 places to visit in Indonesia, and details the amazing array of things you can do in each location--including the old and modern worlds of Jakarta, the ancient temple of Borobudur, the beaches famous for surfing and sea sport, and so much more. With well thought-out, easy-to-use, easy-to-carry and packed with historical information, handy lists, 31 detailed maps, a large pull out map, photographs, and useful notes for planning your journey.

Tari: The Little Balinese DancerTari: The Little Balinese Dancer by Noensie, Pamela; Garretta Lamore

In this colourfully illustrated tale for young children, a young visitor in Bali becomes friends with a Balinese girl who is learning to dance. Aspects of Bali's traditional ways of life, farming, music, costume and dance become evident as the simple story progresses.

Confrontation: A NovelConfrontation: A Novel by Mohamed Latiff Mohamed

Adi loves his life in the kampung: climbing the ancient banyan tree, watching ten-cent movies with his friends, fetching worms for the village bomoh. The residents of Kampung Pak Buyung may not have many material goods, but their simple lives are happy. However, looming on the horizon are political upheaval, race riots, gang wars and the Konfrontasi with Indonesia.

Education In IndonesiaEducation In Indonesia by Suryadarma, Daniel; Gavin W. Jones (Eds.)

In Indonesia, as elsewhere in Asia, education will inevitably play a key role in the national development experience as the 21st century unfolds. Not much international attention is paid to how the education sector is faring in Indonesia, but that is not because nothing is happening. The past decade has seen major changes in the structure of the education system and in the schooling trajectories of Indonesian children and adolescents. The administration of primary and secondary education has been decentralized to the regions. A new paradigm of school-based management has been introduced. Public spending on education has finally reached one-fifth of total government spending, as required by law. But although enrolment rates at all levels continue to increase, the quality of education remains low and has not improved, and the tertiary sector continues to experience problems of autonomy and unsatisfactory performance. This book delves into the major developments in education in Indonesia. Drawing on the expertise of some of the most knowledgeable people in the field, it identifies the challenges facing the sector and offers recommendations on how these challenges could be overcome.

Education In IndonesiaEducation In Indonesia by Suryadarma, Daniel; Gavin W. Jones (Eds.)

In Indonesia, as elsewhere in Asia, education will inevitably play a key role in the national development experience as the 21st century unfolds. Not much international attention is paid to how the education sector is faring in Indonesia, but that is not because nothing is happening. The past decade has seen major changes in the structure of the education system and in the schooling trajectories of Indonesian children and adolescents. The administration of primary and secondary education has been decentralized to the regions. A new paradigm of school-based management has been introduced. Public spending on education has finally reached one-fifth of total government spending, as required by law. But although enrolment rates at all levels continue to increase, the quality of education remains low and has not improved, and the tertiary sector continues to experience problems of autonomy and unsatisfactory performance. This book delves into the major developments in education in Indonesia. Drawing on the expertise of some of the most knowledgeable people in the field, it identifies the challenges facing the sector and offers recommendations on how these challenges could be overcome.

Essential Indonesian: Speak Indonesian With ConfidenceEssential Indonesian: Speak Indonesian With Confidence by Nugraha, Iskandar; Katherine Ingham

Learning Indonesian and engaging in Indonesian conversation is made easier, more accessible, and more enjoyable in this new Indonesian phrase book. This book presents practical Bahasa language of everyday interactions by incorporating fundamental sentences used when meeting people, starting conversations, and asking and replying to questions in Indonesian, as well as a basic grammar and pronunciation guide.

Step-By-Step Cooking: Indonesian - Delightful Ideas For Everyday MealsStep-By-Step Cooking: Indonesian - Delightful Ideas For Everyday Meals by Heinz Von Holzen

This Indonesian collection whets your appetite with recipes from basic dips and sauces to hearty meals and satisfying desserts. Try your hand at serving up Chicken with Tomato Sambal, Creamy Duck Curry and Grilled Fish in Banana Leaf. Other satisfying choices include the aromatic Spiced Chicken Stew with Potatoes and Beef Braised in Coconut Milk.