Books about Maluku (The Moluccas)

A Listmania! list by Laszlo Wagner (Hungary)
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Maluku: Indonesian Spice Islands (Periplus Adventure Guides)
1.  Maluku: Indonesian Spice Islands (Periplus Adventure Guides) by Kal Müller
The list author says:
  "The only travel guide to Maluku, strong on background info and photos"
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The Ecology of Nusa Tenggara and Maluku
2.  The Ecology of Nusa Tenggara and Maluku by Kathryn A. Monk
The list author says:
  "Excellent book on a range of issues - geography, natural history, conservation, peoples..."
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Spice Islands
3.  Spice Islands by Ian Burnet
The list author says:
  "A brief but recent book about Maluku's history"
Used & New from: $79.99
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The World of Maluku: Eastern Indonesia in the Early Modern Period
4.  The World of Maluku: Eastern Indonesia in the Early Modern Period by Leonard Y. Andaya
The list author says:
  "Probably the best, most thoroughly-researched book on the history of Maluku available"
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Ambon: Island of Spices
5.  Ambon: Island of Spices by Shirley Deane
The list author says:
  "An excellent book - the best post-independence description of South Maluku  - usually available cheaply on Amazon's UK site!"
Used & New from: $12.44
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To the Spice Islands and Beyond: Travels in Eastern Indonesia (Oxford in Asia Paperbacks)
6.  To the Spice Islands and Beyond: Travels in Eastern Indonesia (Oxford in Asia Paperbacks) by George Miller
The list author says:
  "An anthology containing extracts from some of the most interesting travel-writing about East Indonesia, including Maluku"
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The Malay Archipelago (Periplus Classics Series)
7.  The Malay Archipelago (Periplus Classics Series) by Alfred Russel Wallace
The list author says:
  "The most famous Indonesia-travelogue by 19th century English naturalist Alfred Wallace, giving a detailed account of much of Maluku"
$19.68   Used & New from: $7.20
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Garden Islands of the Great East
8.  Garden Islands of the Great East by David Fairchild
The list author says:
  "Travels in remote parts of Central and North Maluku in 1940"
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A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago ... from 1878 to 1883
9.  A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago ... from 1878 to 1883 by Henry Ogg Forbes
The list author says:
  "Description of another English naturalist's journey to Central and Southeast Maluku in the late 19th century, this one covering Buru and Tanimbar, too"
$39.08   Used & New from: $25.67

Unbeaten Tracks in Islands of the Far East: Experiences of a Naturalist's Wife in the 1880s
10.  Unbeaten Tracks in Islands of the Far East: Experiences of a Naturalist's Wife in the 1880s by Anna Forbes
The list author says:
  "The wife's account of some of Forbes' travels"
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Travels in the East Indian Archipelago
11.  Travels in the East Indian Archipelago by Albert S. (Albert Smith) 1839 Bickmore
The list author says:
  "And one by an American naturalist in the same era"
$37.03   Used & New from: $25.22

Ibu Maluku: The Story of Jeanne van Diejen
12.  Ibu Maluku: The Story of Jeanne van Diejen by Ron Heynneman
The list author says:
  "The story of a remarkable Dutch woman's life in Maluku between 1920 and 1957"
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Two Tales of the East Indies: The Last House in the World / The Counselor
13.  Two Tales of the East Indies: The Last House in the World / The Counselor by H. J. Friedericy
The list author says:
  "The first of the two tales is a rare account of life on Buru island in the early 20th century"
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The Spice Islands Voyage: The Quest for Alfred Wallace, The Man Who Shared Darwin's Discovery of Evolution
14.  The Spice Islands Voyage: The Quest for Alfred Wallace, The Man Who Shared Darwin's Discovery of Evolution by Tim Severin
The list author says:
  "An attempt to recreate Wallace's voyages, the most recent travelogue on Maluku - certainly not the best one though"
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The Scents of Eden: A History of the Spice Trade
15.  The Scents of Eden: A History of the Spice Trade by Charles Corn
The list author says:
  "An easy-to-read history of the spice-trade, mostly covering events in Maluku"
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Magellan's Voyage : A Narrative Account of the First Circumnavigation
16.  Magellan's Voyage : A Narrative Account of the First Circumnavigation by Antonio Pigafetta
The list author says:
  "A first-hand account of Magellan's historic voyage to Maluku, circumnavigating the world for the first time"
$11.48   Used & New from: $1.90
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A Treatise on the Moluccas (c.1544)
17.  A Treatise on the Moluccas (c.1544) by H. M. Jacobs
The list author says:
  "An amazingly detailed description of North Maluku from the 16th century by the Portuguese governor of Ternate"
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Indonesian Banda: Colonialism and its aftermath in the Nutmeg Islands
18.  Indonesian Banda: Colonialism and its aftermath in the Nutmeg Islands by Willard Anderson Hanna
The list author says:
  "A well-researched history of the Banda Islands, Central Maluku"
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Nathaniel's Nutmeg: Or the True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History
19.  Nathaniel's Nutmeg: Or the True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History by Giles Milton
The list author says:
  "A history of English involvement in the Banda Islands of Central Maluku"
$11.36   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

The Central Moluccas: An Annotated Bibliography
20.  The Central Moluccas: An Annotated Bibliography by Katrien Polman
The list author says:
  "A very detailed bibliography with an excellent chapter on the history of Central Maluku"
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On the Edge of the Banda Zone: Past and Present in the Social Organization of a Moluccan Trading Network
21.  On the Edge of the Banda Zone: Past and Present in the Social Organization of a Moluccan Trading Network by R. F. Ellen
The list author says:
  "A history of trade in the remote East Seram region of Maluku"
$22.17   Used & New from: $7.50
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The Forest of Taboos: Morality, Hunting, and Identity among the Huaulu of the Moluccas
22.  The Forest of Taboos: Morality, Hunting, and Identity among the Huaulu of the Moluccas by Valerio Valeri
The list author says:
  "A scholarly ethnography of an interior people of Seram, Central Maluku"
$26.78   Used & New from: $17.94
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The Memory of Trade: Modernity’s Entanglements on an Eastern Indonesian Island
23.  The Memory of Trade: Modernity’s Entanglements on an Eastern Indonesian Island by Patricia Spyer
The list author says:
  "A readable ethnography of the Barakai people of the Aru Islands, Southeast Maluku"
$23.69   Used & New from: $2.79
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The Forgotten Islands of Indonesia: The Art & Culture of the Southeast Moluccas
24.  The Forgotten Islands of Indonesia: The Art & Culture of the Southeast Moluccas by Nico De Jonge
The list author says:
  "A beautiful book devoted to the the culture and crafts of Southeast Maluku"
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The Birds of Wallacea: An Annotated Checklist
25.  The Birds of Wallacea: An Annotated Checklist by Brian J. Coates
The list author says:
  "A complete guide to the birds of Maluku, except the Aru Islands   -    note that it is available as a new book on Amazon's UK site!"
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Mammals of the South-West Pacific and Moluccan Islands (Analysis; 230)
26.  Mammals of the South-West Pacific and Moluccan Islands (Analysis; 230) by Tim Flannery
The list author says:
  "A stunning, complete guide to the mammals of Maluku - except the Southwest from Tanimbar to Wetar"
$145.41   Used & New from: $36.24
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Ten Thousand Things
27.  The Ten Thousand Things by Hans Koning
The list author says:
  "A beautifully-written, classic novel about life, murders and magic on Ambon - written by a woman who lived in Maluku and knows its people & culture very well"
$11.97   Used & New from: $5.02
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The Spice Garden
28.  The Spice Garden by Michael R. J. Vatikiotis
The list author says:
  "A newly-published novel based on the recent inter-religious violance in Maluku"
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Music of Indonesia: Maluku & North Maluku
29.  Music of Indonesia: Maluku & North Maluku by Various Artists
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  "Two CDs featuring various styles of music from Ternate, Ambon, Seram, Tanimbar & Kei"
$20.91   Used & New from: $18.32
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Music of Maluku: Halmahera, Buru, Kei
30.  Music of Maluku: Halmahera, Buru, Kei by Music Of Indonesia (Smithsonian Folkways Series)
The list author says:
  "A rare chance to hear traditional music of this region - the CD is accompanied by an informative booklet"
$12.99   Used & New from: $3.66
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