The Philippines, with over 7,000 islands, boasts a rich and unique history as well as sun-blessed beaches, pristine rain forests, centuries-old colonial churches, dynamic cities, and a wealth of ethnic and environmental diversity, tribal rituals, and yearlong fiestas.The Philippines: Islands of Enchantment
captures all of the marvels and excitement to be found in cosmopolitan Manila and the tropical islands beyond—with beautiful photography and fascinating, informative text.
Born in Manila, Alfred "Krip" Yuson is a creative writer who has authored a dozen books of poetry, fiction, essays, and children's stories. He co-authored the original edition of the APA Insight Guide to the Philippines and does occasional travel writing. Yuson has received the SEA Write (Southeast Asian Writers') Award, the first prize in Asiaweek magazine's short story competition, and numerous Filipino literary distinctions. A freelance writer/editor, he teaches fiction and poetry at Ateneo de Manila University, and writes a weekly column on the arts for The Philippine Star, a national daily.
George Tapan is a renowned, award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in many books on the Philippines.