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The Philippines: Islands of Enchantment captures all of the marvels and excitement to be found in cosmopolitan Manila and the tropical islands beyond---with beautiful photography and fascinating, informative text.
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Studio: Periplus Editions
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.82" Width: 9.96" Height: 0.55" Weight: 1.74 lbs.
Release Date Dec 15, 2002
Publisher Periplus Editions
ISBN 9625935320 ISBN13 9789625935324
Availability 0 units.
More About Alfred A. Yuson
Born in Manila, Alfred "Krip" Yuson is a creative writer who has authored a dozen books of poetry, fiction, essays, and children's stories. He co-authored the original edition of the "APA Insight Guide to the Philippines" and does occasional travel writing. Yuson has received the SEA Write (Southeast Asian Writers') Award, the first prize in "Asiaweek" magazine's short story competition, and numerous Filipino literary distinctions. A freelance writer/editor, he teaches fiction and poetry at Ateneo de Manila University, and writes a weekly column on the arts for "The Philippine Star", a national daily.
George Tapan is a renowned, award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in many books on the Philippines.
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Crisp clear colourful Jun 12, 2005
I got this hardbound book from my brother, and it contains a lot of photographs of cultural parades, and such. The book definately doesnt leave out practices, and even have pictures of rural areas and islands. They show how some areas have not really assimilated into the Western culture as adapted by the urban. This book shows the utopian side of the Philippines, but didnt really get into the details that while this is tropicana in its finest, the country is dangerous to visit as of late, and the lack of political history in the book is a bit dissapointing. I also have gotten weary of pictures showing Filipinos in their religious festivities garb, and the famous self-flogging during All Souls Day (seriously, Filipinos in middle of nowhere only do practice this) which I have seen on television, and was miffed to see this RARE scene in the book. Waste of pages.