The Indonesian Heritage Series is a ten-volume illustrated encyclopedia for general and student readers. Written by leading Indonesian and international experts, it covers natural sciences, geography, history and art themes. It is the first comprehensive encyclopedia to embrace the rich natural and cultural heritage of the entire Indonesian archipelago from Sumatra to Papua. One of the world's fastest-changing and most populous nations, Indonesia is home to a rich and resilient civilization, in a natural setting of astonishing diversity. Great emphasis is placed on visual materials, ranging from old prints and documents to striking photographs and newly commissioned paintings and drawings, maps and diagrams. Each volume is illustrated in full colour throughout and includes a general introduction, glossary, bibliography and index.