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Furniture Salesman Who Became President, The (Graphic Novel)Furniture Salesman Who Became President, The (Graphic Novel) by Hammond, J. Casey (Trans.)

This is the true life story of "Jokowi" told in attractive graphic novel form. Rising from boyhood poverty in an urban kampung to adult success as a furniture exporter, Jokowi then entered politics during reformasi as a refereshingly honest candidate. His ascent has been meteoric: from mayor to governor to president - in less than 10 years! Filled with personal anecdotes, this charmingly illustrated book reveals the exemplary character of the first Indonesian to be elected president as an "outsider" to the traditional power and money elite.

Jalan Jalan: A Novel Of IndonesiaJalan Jalan: A Novel Of Indonesia by Stoner, Mike

Newbie is on the run. From England. From the past. From memories of his dead girlfriend, Laura. Indonesia is as good a place as any to reinvent himself-cheap beer, exotic landscapes, a beautiful Indonesian girlfriend, and a bunch of misfit mate all masquerading as English teachers. It will take a breakdown and an exorcism at the hands of an Indonesian shaman to make Newbie realize that the events of the past might not always be what they seem…

Balinese Painting And Sculpture From The Krzysztof Musial CollectionBalinese Painting And Sculpture From The Krzysztof Musial Collection by Vickers, Adrian

This beautifully photographed book of Balinese Painting and Sculpture is one of the most stunning collections of its type in the world. The Krzysztof Musial Collection is one clearly based on encounters with the island and its culture, and from that basis the collector has accumulated works that are both new and old, representative of the known history of Balinese art, but also of the most recent developments in the style of Bali.

Oil Palm Complex, The: Smallholders, Agribusiness And The State In Indonesia And MalaysiaOil Palm Complex, The: Smallholders, Agribusiness And The State In Indonesia And Malaysia by Cramb, Rob; John F. Mccarthy (Ed.)

The oil palm industry has transformed rural livelihoods and landscapes across wide swathes of Southeast Asia, generating wealth along with economic, social, and environmental controversy. It analyses the regional political economy of oil palm, examining how the oil palm industry in Malaysia and Indonesia work as a complex, in which land, labour and capital are closely connected. It unpicks the dominant policy narratives, business strategies, models of land acquisition and labour-processes.

Electoral Dynamics In Indonesia: Money, Politics, Patronage And Clientelism At The GrassrootsElectoral Dynamics In Indonesia: Money, Politics, Patronage And Clientelism At The Grassroots by Aspinall, Edward; Mada Sukmajati

How do politicians win elected office in democratic Indonesia? During the weeks leading to Indonesia's 2014 legislative election, a team of researchers fanned across the country to record campaign events, interview candidates and canvassers, and observe their interactions with voters. Electoral Dynamics in Indonesia presents the results. Through a series of ethnographic studies that span the country from Aceh in the far west to Papua in the east, the book provides unprecedented insight into grassroots electioneering, Indonesian style.

Catastrophe & Regeneration In Indonesia's Peatlands: Ecology, Economy & SocietyCatastrophe & Regeneration In Indonesia's Peatlands: Ecology, Economy & Society by Kosuke Mizuno, Motoko S. Fujita & Shuichi Kawai

The serious degradation of the vast peatlands of Indonesia since the 1990s is the proximate cause of the haze that endangers public health in Indonesian Sumatra and Borneo, and also in neighbouring Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Moreover peatlands that have been drained and cleared for plantations are a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. This new book explains the degradation of peat soils and outlines a potential course of action to deal with the catastrophe looming over the region. This book argues that regeneration is possible through a new policy of people's forestry that includes reforestation and rewetting peat soils.

Lost Guides: Bali - A Unique, Stylish And Offbeat Travel Guide To BaliLost Guides: Bali - A Unique, Stylish And Offbeat Travel Guide To Bali by Chittenden, Anna

From Secret beaches, boutique retreats, gorgeous villas, cool cafes, foodie favourites, surf spots, traditional artisans - here's your guide to the best of Bali. What: An A5, full colour 144 page soft cover book filled with tried and tested travel recommendations for Bali, illustrated with original photography. Where: Focusing on five happening neighbourhoods - Bukit Peninsula, Seminyak, Canggu, Ubud and Nusa Lembongan, the book contains highly curated recommendations for the stylish nomad gathered from extensive experience and a network of locals in the know including chefs, fashion designers, architects, surfers and photographers.

Sri Owen's Indonesian FoodSri Owen's Indonesian Food by Sri Owen

This is the most comprehensive account of this ancient, exotic and varied cuisine ever published. Sri Owen, the world's leading authority, provides over 100 mouthwatering recipes, from staples and basics to food for festivals and special occasions. All recipes have fascinating introductions which place them in their regional and cultural settings and are easy to follow. Painstakingly researched, and complemented by the superb photography of Gus Filgate, this book captures all aspects of this diverse culinary culture.

Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed The Course Of HistoryNathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed The Course Of History by Milton, Giles

Chronicles the exploits of Nathaniel Courthope and his band of seafaring adventurers in the Spice Islands of the early seventeenth century, where they faced down the Dutch navy - and sundry profiteers - on behalf of the budding British Empire.

Batik, Traditional Textiles Of Indonesia: From The Rudolf Smend & Donald Harper CollectionsBatik, Traditional Textiles Of Indonesia: From The Rudolf Smend & Donald Harper Collections by Smend, Rudolf; Donald Harper

Batik occupies a special place in Indonesian culture. The extraordinary textiles in this book are from the collections of Rudolf Smend and Donald Harper. Most date from the period 1880 to 1930 when the art of batik reached its apogee. Having collected historic batik for over thirty years and published two books on the subject, Rudolf Smend has invited his friend and fellow batik specialist Donald Harper to contribute his fine collection to this publication as well. None of the batik in this book have been published before. They represent an exquisite cross-section of the batik production of Java-the most important batik-producing region in the world.

2014 Annual Competitiveness Analysis And Development Strategies For Indonesian Provinces2014 Annual Competitiveness Analysis And Development Strategies For Indonesian Provinces by Khee Giap Tan; N. Merdikawati; M. Amri; B. Berger

This book is a world-class report by the Asia Competitiveness Institute, updated annually to analyse Indonesia's competitiveness at the provincial level. With 104 indicators covering four environments, the study's unique methodology incorporates comparative strengths and weaknesses. Apart from scores and rankings, what-if policy simulations offer various provinces practical prescriptions to improve overall competitiveness to accelerate economic growth and development in a balanced, fair and sustainable way. Such qualitative and quantitative analyses in collaboration with various stakeholders generate an exciting pathway for Indonesia to attain its rightful place in both the Asian region and global contexts.

Beauty Is A WoundBeauty Is A Wound by Eka Kurniawan; Annie Tucker Trans.

This novel combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humor, and romance in a sweeping polyphony. The beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by incest, murder, bestiality, rape, insanity, monstrosity, and the often vengeful undead. Kurniawan's gleefully grotesque hyperbole functions as a scathing critique of his young nation's troubled past: the rapacious offhand greed of colonialism; the chaotic struggle for independence; the 1965 mass murders of perhaps a million "Communists," followed by three decades of Suharto's despotic rule.

Man Tiger: A NovelMan Tiger: A Novel by Eka Kurniawan; Labodalih Sembiring (Trans.)

A wry, affecting tale set in a small town on the Indonesian coast, Man Tiger tells the story of two interlinked and tormented families and of Margio, a young man ordinary in all particulars except that he conceals within himself a supernatural female white tiger. The inequities and betrayals of family life coalesce around and torment this magical being. An explosive act of violence follows, and its mysterious cause is unravelled as events progress toward a heartbreaking revelation.

Bali: Sustainable VisionsBali: Sustainable Visions by Ginanneschi, Isabella (Photos); D. M. Kirk (Text)

Justly famous for its artistic expressions, Balinese culture is also uniquely adapted to the natural conditions of this small volcanic island. Today, even as Bali's ecosystem is challenged by a continued influx of foreign tourists, a handful of inspired creators are rediscovering the island's long tradition of environmental sustainability. This gorgeous and eye-opening volume introduces us to their most innovative projects on Bali and other islands, including luxurious private homes built from traditional and reclaimed materials; the Suarga Resort, which boasts the world's largest bamboo-shingled roof; and the Green School, an international primary and secondary school where students learn to be stewards of the earth. Illustrated throughout with stunning new color photographs and animated by a deep ecological consciousness, Bali: Sustainable Visions is an essential book for everyone who cares about the future of architecture, design, and the natural environment.

Troubled Transit: Asylum Seekers Stuck In IndonesiaTroubled Transit: Asylum Seekers Stuck In Indonesia by Missbach, Antje

Troubled Transit considers the situation of asylum seekers stuck in limbo in Indonesia from a number of perspectives. It presents not only the narratives of many transit migrants but also the perceptions of Indonesian authorities and of representatives of international and non-government organizations responsible for the care of transiting asylum seekers. Troubled Transit tries to explain the complexities faced by the transiting migrants within the context of the Indonesian government and its political challenges, including its relationship with Australia.

Prominent Indonesian Chinese: Biographical SketchesProminent Indonesian Chinese: Biographical Sketches by Suryadinata, Leo

Indonesia is the largest country in Southeast Asia where there is a significant number of ethnic Chinese, many of whom have played an important role. This book presents biographical sketches of about 530 prominent Indonesian Chinese, including businessmen, community leaders, politicians, religious leaders, artists, sportsmen/sportswomen, writers, journalists, academics, physicians, educators, and scientists. First published in 1972, it was revised and developed into the present format in 1978, and has since been revised several times. This is the fourth version.

Floating Threads: Indonesian Songket And Similar Weaving TraditionsFloating Threads: Indonesian Songket And Similar Weaving Traditions by Achjadi, Judi

Floating Weaves represents an attempt to catalogue float weave techniques used to decorate Batik cloth throughout the archipelago and hints at possible lines of distribution. Being a coffee-table book, photographs are an important part of the story. Our main sources for photography have been collections in Indonesia's own provincial museums and the National Museum of Indonesia with gaps filled by local collectors and foreign museums when not available in Indonesia.

Tales Of Old Batavia: Treasures From The Big DurianTales Of Old Batavia: Treasures From The Big Durian by Kami Ehrich

The city of Jakarta, today the capital of Indonesia, has had other incarnations and other names, most notably as the regional headquarters of the Dutch East Indies when it was known around the world as Batavia. As the capital of the Netherlands' highly unlikely empire in the far east of Asia, Batavia was for 200 years the lynchpin for the international spice trade. This book features highlights from the fascinating history of one of the most great cities of Asia.

Brief History Of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, And Tsunamis - The Incredible Story Of The World's Largest NationBrief History Of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, And Tsunamis - The Incredible Story Of The World's Largest Nation by Hannigan, Tim

This fascinating book tells the story of Indonesia as a narrative of kings, traders, missionaries, soldiers and revolutionaries, featuring stormy sea crossings, fiery volcanoes, and the occasional tiger. It recounts the colorful visits of foreign travelers who have passed through these shores for many centuries-from Chinese Buddhist pilgrims and Dutch adventurers to English sea captains and American movie stars.

Diving In Indonesia: The Ultimate Guide To The World's Best Dive SpotsDiving In Indonesia: The Ultimate Guide To The World's Best Dive Spots by Wormald, Sarah Ann

Diving in Indonesia is a fully comprehensive diving guidebook for exploring the most notable areas of Indonesia. A chapter is devoted to each of the following important regions in Indonesia for divers: Bali, North Sulawesi, Central, South and Southeast Sulawesi, Nusa Teggara, Raja Ampat and West Papua, and Maluku.