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- Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
Nigel Barley was a ‘new anthropologist?, one of the younger generation of academics whose learning and research had been acquired in institutes, research departments, from academic journals and university libraries. But after suffering years of gentle put-downs from leathery old field-workers, their ‘teeth permanently gritted from years of dealing... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 8.09
Sir James Brooke was an extraordinary 'eminent' Victorian, whose life was the stuff of legend. His curious career began in 1841 when he was caught up in a war in Brunei which had started because a party of local Dayaks had refused to furl their umbrellas in the presence of the Sultan. Brooke was an opportunist who, with the Sultan's backing, made war... more...
- Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2009; US$ 7.99
Many men dream of running away to a tropical island and living surrounded by beauty and exotic exuberance. Walter Spies did more than dream. He actually did it. In the 1920s and 30s, Walter Spies ? ethnographer, choreographer, film maker, natural historian and painter ? transformed the perception of Bali from that of a remote island to become the site... more...
- Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99
In 1942 Japanese-occupied Singapore, where violence and starvation stalk the streets, a bizarre tranquillity reigns between warring nations in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. This sensitive and humorous work of historical fiction explores a real, and complicated, chapter of Singapore's history in which British scientists avoided jail during WWII... more...
- Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2013; US$ 5.99
Sir Stamford Raffles was a British colonial trader who, in 1819, founded the island city-state of Singapore. Today, Singapore is a world alpha city ranked alongside London, New York, and Tokyo. In this intriguing book - part history, part travelogue - the author revisits the places that were important in the life of Raffles and evaluates his legacy,... more...
- Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2013; US$ 7.99
In 1985, Dr. Nigel Barley, senior anthropologist at The British Museum, set off for the relatively unknown Indonesian island of Sulawesi in search of the Toraja, a people whose culture includes headhunting, transvestite priests and the massacre of buffalo. In witty and finely crafted prose, Barley offers fascinating insight into the people of Sulawesi... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 17.95
Set against the backdrop of the Dutch invasion of Bali just over a century ago, and the resulting "mass suicides" of the Balinese royalty, Love and Death in Bali uses the tales of ordinary people to tell the bloody story of the conquest and subjugation of an island paradise. more...