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From The bustling metropolis of downtown Manila to the wild frontiers of Mindoro and Palawan, and from the island and beach life of the Visayas to Mindanao in the south, Presenting the Philippines is a stunning visual portrait of this beautiful Southeast Asian island nation.
British author and photographer Nigel Hicks, a frequent visitor with many years' experience of the country, explores what makes the Philippines distinct from even its closest neighbours, investigating a wide range of topics that include both the natural environment and human society.
The first part of the book gives an overview of the Philippines, looking at its landscape, history, religion, ethnic mix and diversity, economy, and daily life.
The book then moves on to present a superb series of photographic essays that show the Philippines region by region, including dramatically imposing volcanoes, dense tropical rainforests, idyllic beaches, and the teeming underwater world of the coral reef.