144 pages, 180+ colour photos
This is a stunning photographic celebration of the volcanoes of Indonesia. As part of the Ring of Fire, Indonesia is home to some of the world's most active volcanoes and Volcanoes of Indonesia pays tribute to these mighty forces that have dramatically determined the landscape of Indonesia. Combining stunning images with captivating prose, this beautiful volume showcases the many faces and moods of the volcanoes as well as the life that revolves around them. From sunset and sunrise scenes of brooding volcanoes to tortured rock formations shaped by centuries of erosion, from steaming lakes and craters to isolated flowering plants in sheltered niches, sacred mountain temples and bathing places, this awe-inspiring book will strike a chord in all who respond to the allure of the mystical and the sublime.
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Carl-Bernd Kaehlig has lived in Indonesia for over 25 years. The combination of his keen interest in photography and his passion for hiking has resulted in this spectacular book. His photographs have appeared in group and solo exhibitions in Germany and Indonesia. He has contributed travel photo essays to several magazines including Silver Kris and Garuda.
Andrew Wight studied geology at Bristol University. Moving to Indonesia in 1979, his planned two-year stay lasted 23 years. During that time he enjoyed Indonesia's culture and exploring its peaks and seas.
Chris Smith was born in Sumatra and holds a Masters degree in tropical geography. Apart from publishing scientific papers, he is the author of two travel novels about Southeast Asia and a book of poetry.