Few books are meant to lead the readers
to different destinations of the world. They open a wide
window in front of us and us about people and places never
Dr. Najimuddin Ahmed
Bangladesh Archeological Society; May 1997 (reprint edition)
is a compact yet an informative description on the major
spots carrying archeological importance of Bangladesh. It
describes the historical background and the religious importance
of these places, and at the same time it tells how the history
of these places are fused to the history of ancient Bengal
The book comes with a number of pictures of the places and
various items found during the excavation. However, the
quality of the pictures could have been better.
Jack Fields & David Moore
Gummerus, Jyväskylä; December 1998
is mainly a picture book about Finland. Here we see a beautiful
country through the eyes of two photographers. Thus the
book is primarily the photographers' own interpretation
of the links between Finnish landscape and that many-sided
creativity that has taken Finland to the forefront of international
awareness in the fields of design, architecture, and art.
The book is surely an exhilarating voyage of discovery to
Finland a guide and an interpreter that can be turned to
again and again. Such a voyage is surely a worthwhile experience
for everyone, including the Finn himself.
Joan Leach, Jung Sun Ju & Baik Sun Ki
Seoul Metropolitan Government; December 1999
the host city of 1988 Summer Olympic Games, has much to
offer its visitors. It is a metropolis with a population
of over ten million people carrying a dynamic pulse of progress
while cherishing a splendid cultural legacy, spanning nearly
This is a guidebook of this enchanting city which features
Seoul in five different perspectives: as a vibrant society,
a modern metropolis, an international city, a city of tradition,
and a centre of culture and art.
The book comes with beautiful pictures of the sights and
sounds of Seoul.