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Borneo: Its Mountains & Lowlands with their Pitcher Plants Trekking from 1992 to 2002

Impressed by the beauty and elegance of the pitcher plants of the family Nepenthaceae, the author and his wife made annual trips for 12 years to Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, to study and photograph the numerous endemic pitcher plants in their natural, frequently remote, habitats. They were [...]

Early History: The Encyclopedia of Malaysia (vol 4)

Malaysia’s prehistory begins with the earliest known human habitation about 40,000 years ago, and we extends through the protohistoric period to the founding of the Melaka Sultanate in 1400 CE, the date commonly referred to as the beginning of the country’s historic era. Because of Malaysia’s political geography – the Malay Peninsula, which [...]

Enchanting Islands & Coastal Havens

This book will take you on a journey through the islands and coastal retreats of the west and east coasts of Peninsula Malsyaia and across to Malaysia’s eastern states of Sarawak and Sabah on the island of Borneo which is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches with crystal clear water. [...]

Ethnobotany: Of the Iban & the Kelabit

The island of Borneo is located on the Equator and its natural vegetation is tropical rain forests ranging from large areas of peat swamp forest and mixed dipterocarp forests in the lowlands to montane forests in the highlands. These forests comprise some of the world’s most species-rich ecosystems (Whitmore 1984, Clinebell et al. [...]

Pitcher Plants of Borneo 2nd. Edition

All the 36 species of pitcher plants currently known from the island of Borneo are covered in this lavishly illustrated second edition. The main focus of the book lies in the accounts of these species, written in an accessible style and including quotes from the works of the old explorers and collectors as [...]

Sabah’s Maliau Basin; Secrets of the lost World

Malaysia’s State of Sabah, on the island of Borneo, is renowned for the riches of its natural heritage. One of its greatest treasures, in the southern central part of the State, only 40 km from the Indonesian border, is the “Lost World”- a huge bowl, spanning 390 km of almost pristine forests, and [...]

Tree Flora of Sabah & Sarawak (Vol 1)

The Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak is an account of the families of trees that occur in these two botanically rich Malaysian states situated in the island of Borneo. The Flora provides identification keys and illustrations for all families treated and descriptions of all species that grow to a ‘significant size’, usually [...]

Tree Flora of Sabah & Sarawak (Vol 2)

The Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak is an account of the families of trees that occur in these two botanically rich Malaysian states situated in the island of Borneo. The Flora provides identification keys and illustrations for all families treated and descriptions of all species that grow to a ‘significant size’, usually taken [...]

Wanderer in Malaysia Borneo

Sabah (Land Below the Wirid), and Sarawak (Land of the Hornbill), are the two states which make up East Malaysia. Situated on the northwest coast of the island of Borneo, they are separated by 400 miles of sea from the West Malaysian peninsula. To those who reach their shores, Sabah and Sarawak reveal [...]

White Rajahs of Sarawak; The

In 1838 James Brooke left England in search of adventure in the far-off lands of Southeast Asia. Armed with a dream of expelling the Dutch and establishing enlightened British rule in the region, he undertook missions for the Sultan of Brunei, pursuing pirate raiders and battling rebels. As a reward he was offered [...]