Situated between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, Indonesia is the world's largest archipelagic state and is home to some 300 ethnic and tribal groups and the world's largest Muslim population. Indonesia's Aceh province was destroyed by the December 2004 tsunami. Recovery has been slow and painful, and much of the area is currently inhospitable.
In a highly engaging format, Indonesia provides a complete introduction to this tumultuous country. Chapter-by-chapter coverage describes Indonesia’s physical geography, environment, economy and development, resources, and more. This visually appealing guide is filled with full-color photographs, illustrations, and maps that draw readers in, as well as helpful case studies that highlight important facts. Suggested books and Web sites for further information are included, and a glossary of key terms makes this an ideal reference for one-stop information.
Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Glossary. Chronology.
About the Author(s)
Tristan Burton is a graduate in development studies, specializing in Southeast Asia, of the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He has also written about development issues in the Philippines and spent time traveling in the region.