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Maldives

Kingdom of a Thousand Isles

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, 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.

Remarks

+ 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 an 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 photographs

+ 11 maps

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Maldives - Kingdom of a Thousand Isles

Biographies

Andrew Forbes - Author
Kevin Bishop - Author

Specifications

Publication Date : October 2004
Category : TRAVEL/Asia
Paperback ISBN 10 : 962-217-710-7
Paperback ISBN 13 : 978-962-217-710-9
Edition : First Edition
Paperback Price : US$ 22.95, GB£ 14.95
Format : 8in x 5.5in
Pages : 304
Photos : 102 color
Maps : 12

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