The Banda Islands, once known as the ‘islands of spicerie’ have witnessed key moments in world history, from the beginnings of global capitalism and colonization to Indonesia’s journey towards becoming a nation. The richness of their culture, history and natural wealth has long fascinated people from around the world. The Banda Islands have long fascinated explorers, anthropologists, writers, photographers, filmmakers, and artists. These 'islands of spicerie' have witnessed key moments in history, from the beginnings of global capitalism and colonization to Indonesia's journey towards becoming a nation. Today the region is one of the last true marine wildernesses in the world. The Banda Islands anthology features the words and images of those who have come under the islands' spell through the centuries, including : Amitav Ghosh, Giles Milton, Elizabeth Pisani, Goenawan Mohamad, Des Alwi, Jean Couteau, Oscar Motuloh, M.Fadli, Tim Severin, John Seabrook, Made Wianta, Hanafi, Lawrence Blair, Michael Vatikiotis, Hanna Rambe, Janet DeNeefe, Beatrice Glow, Jay Subyakto, Philip Winn, and many more. This book consists of photographs and pictures of great historical value which do not deviate from artistic ideals. This book fits perfectly in its price range. By displaying thick, high-quality paper, attractive images, and design concepts that attract readers' interest.