Item description for Maldives: Kingdom of a Thousand Isles, First Edition (Odyssey Illustrated Guide) by Andrew Forbes & Kevin Bishop...
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. Upmarket guide to this exotic 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 Checklist for the visitor on what to bring, how to book, customs, climate, and a guide to select hotels and resorts 80 (mostly) color photos 8 maps
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Studio: Odyssey Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Feb 16, 2004
Publisher Odyssey Publications
ISBN 9622177107 ISBN13 9789622177109
Availability 0 units.
More About Andrew Forbes & Kevin Bishop
Andrew Forbes has an academic affiliation as follows - CSIR National Laser Centre, Pretoria, South Africa.
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