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An Empire of the East By Norman Lewis

An Empire of the East
by Norman Lewis

Some of the adventures in Norman Lewis's book about Indonesia are unplanned. In Aceh, for instance, he encounters a separatist insurrection and is deserted by his guide. Above all, this book is an account of a race against time to see, enjoy and describe places while they still exist.

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Some of the adventures in Norman Lewis's book about Indonesia are unpremeditated. He goes to Aceh, North Sumatra, in the hope of describing its reserve of the richest fauna and flora in the world but runs into a separatist insurrection and he is deserted by his guide. East Timor is notoriously hard to enter, but Lewis travels there with his daughter, in a lull in the fighting, stays in a Catholic orphanage, and returns with an account of the life of the survivors. In Irian Jays he learns of the existence of Yali tribal communities living in stone-age culture little altered in 10,000 years. Lewis's Yali hosts, who are presumed to have tasted human flesh, are courteous and kindly. This book, above all, is an account of a race against time to see, enjoy and describe beautiful places while they are still there.

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GOR001774234
An Empire of the East
Norman Lewis
Used - Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
1995-01-13
304
0330334077
9780330334075
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.