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Odyssey Guide Maldives 1ST Edition

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An idyllic marine retreat brought to life through sumptuous color photography and crisp, knowledgeable text. Sometimes known as 'The Paradise Isles', the Maldives are made up of hundreds of idyllic islands that are famed for their tropical beaches, coral reefs and marine life. To these can be added some of the best island-style hotels in the world. This guide has a superb introduction and covers local geography, history and culture, with special sections on art, food and marine life. There is a comprehensive survey of the luxurious resorts available, and advice on diving and how to organize a boat cruise. It is an excellent book for anyone preparing to visit the Maldives, will make a great companion during the trip, and provide a treasured keepsake after the event. • New guide to this exotic, upmarket destination in the Indian Ocean • Exceptional color photography, including underwater features, and easy-to-follow maps • Literary excerpts and sidebars illuminate local culture • Intimate account by experienced author who has lived in the country • Addresses the issue of global warming and its impact on the islands' future • Excellent guide for armchair readers as well as visitors to the islands • Facts for the visitor including what to bring, how to book, customs, climate, plus select hotels and resorts • 80 color photos • 12 maps

About the Author

Andrew Forbes graduated in Chinese Studies at the University of Leeds before going on to complete an MA in Islamic Studies and a Ph.D. in Central Asian History. He has written about the Maldives for numerous academic journals such as South Asia, Archipel, The Geographical Magazine and the Encyclopaedia of Islam, as well as for the Guardian, Far Eastern Economic Review, Asian Wall Street Journal and Hemispheres. He is currently editor of Crescent Press Agency and a Senior Associate Member of St. Antony's College, Oxford.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789622177109
Subtitle:
Kingdom of a Thousand Isles
With:
Bishop, Kevin
With:
Bishop, Kevin
Author:
Forbes, Andrew
Publisher:
Odyssey Publications
Location:
Hong Kong
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
Maldives
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - World/Asia
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Odyssey Maldives
Series Volume:
IG 13a
Publication Date:
May 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.02x5.56x.70 in. 1.15 lbs.

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