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  • A Field Guide To The Mammals of Borneo

    The most comprehensive guidebook available, covering 221 species, including 92 species of bats. Sea mammals, such as whales, dolphins, porpoises and dugongs, are also included. All animals are illustrated in color.

  • A Naturalist’s Guide To The Birds of Borneo

    This easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in Borneo (covering Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan) is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from one of Borneo’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, vegetation, opportunities for naturalists and the main sites for viewing the listed species. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of Borneo encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status as at 2011 and its status in each state of Borneo.

  • A Naturalist’s Guide To The Mammals of South-East of Asia

    This easy-to-use identification guide to the 129 species of mammals most commonly seen in South-East Asia (covering Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from some of the region’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat, as well as interesting snippets of information about the mammals. The user-friendly introduction covers details on habitats, advice on mammal watching, notes on taxonomy and information on threats to the wildllife. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the mammals of South-East Asia encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status.

  • A Pocket Guide To The Birds Of Borneo

    This is a condensed version of Bertram E. Smythies’ Birds of Borneo which at present is the only comprehensive guide to Bornean birds. This pocketbook guide, a great help in the field, contains the original plates painted by Commander A.M. Hughes using new transparencies and colour separations giving a more faithful representation of the originals. Most of the information is from the third edition of The Birds of Borneowith some additional material drawn from other published sources. Many bird observers will find this book extremely useful.

  • A Walk Through The Lowland Rain Forest of Sabah – New Edition

    A Walk through the Lowland Rain Forest of Sabah takes you on a quick trip into one of nature’s most wonderful monuments. The tropical lowland rain forest in Sabah (Borneo) is an example of one of the richest ecosystems in the world, and this account puts together an introduction to the rain forest and its many biological facets with some of the finest photographs by wildlife photographer Ch’ien C. Lee and notes by naturalists who have been fascinated with the living treasures of the rain forest in Sabah. Written and compiled for the enjoyment of naturalists, students and travellers alike, the book will be a special reminder of the wonders of the lowland rain forest and its many magnificent, but vulnerable plants and animals.

  • Discovering Sabah

    Offers an astoning diversity of landscapes and people, as well as richly varied plant and animal life, yet surprisingly little is known about the treasures of this Malaysian Borneo state. This book is designed as an introduction to Sabah, where people still retain the best of their cultural traditions as they welcome visitors with genuine warmth and friendliness.

  • ITIN – The Bornean Elephant

    This is a story about Itin, an eight-year-old Bornean elephant who lives in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. In his journey of discovery, Itin learns from his mother and relatives about folklore that tells how elephants are revered by indigenous communities, and what he should expect once he leaves the herd. Written largely in Itin and his relatives’ voices, this book also covers facts on elephants including unique features, social behaviour and communication methods. This publication highlights threats that Bornean elephants face daily, such as when their migratory paths are blocked by changes in land use or other forms of development. It also describes some of the scientific and field work that is done to protect elephant habitats, and their long-term survival in a fragmented landscape. Peppered with colour pictures, Itin — A Bornean Elephant, will hopefully inspire readers to better understand the plight of this endangered mammal, and what its future holds against a backdrop of increasing demands for a comfortable lifestyle.


    As a keen mountaineer, Antony van der Ent, a PhD holder in Environmental Sciences and Biology could not resist the allure of Sabah’s World Heritage Site, Kinabalu Park which was established in 1964. Many great expeditions have been organised and through the lens of Antony van der Ent, the book features a collection of photos taken in Kinabalu Park, including those from the Summit Trail, and from some of the more difficult-to-reach sites on the mountain. This book also touches on the history and folklore, rituals, remarkable mountain guides and the communities, flora and fauna, and the little-known Mount Tambuyukon (2579 m), the highest ultramafic mountain in Southeast Asia.

    ‘KINABALU’ brings you another perspective on the majesty and biodiversity of Mount Kinabalu. If you have not scaled Mount Kinabalu, this book may just inspire you.

  • Kota Kinabalu & Surrounding Area

    The first glimpse of Sabah for many visitors in the dramatic view from the plane as it approaches the airport of Kota Kinabalu, the state capital. As the plane reduces height, rice fields, scattered villages, a small coastal town and a lazy river or two spilling out into the South China Sea may come into view. Beyond the long string of sandy beaches, the occasional island is a smudge of green on a deep blue backdrop, while inland, beyond the rice fields, forested hills rise abruptly. With any luck, the awesome granite mountain after which the city is named might be glimpsed as the plane prepares to make its descent.

    This book offers an insight into Kota Kinabalu and its surroundings, places which can easily be reached on a day trip by visitors staying in the city (although many of these spots merit at least one or two nights’ stay). Major places of interest in Kota Kinabalu and the rest of the West Coast District are included, ranging as far north as Kota Belud and east to Kinabalu Park, and to part of the Interior District, including Beaufort and the Klias Peninsula.

  • Magnificent Flower Of Sabah – Rafflesia

    Rafflesia flowers are the largest in the world. Yet the plant body of these incredible plants consists of only tissue strands within the Tetrastigma vines they parasites, and the flower itself. The present account serves as an introduction to these amazing plants, which have enthralled all who have seen them. The present book seeks therefore to highlight Rafflesia because of its attraction and its value as a symbol of conversation. In the book is assembled a general profile of Rafflesia, a genus of some sixteen species, consisting of information on its structure, biology and conservation. By intention many colour photographs, which capture the beauty and uniqueness of these plants, have been used; after all, the fascination of these plants, which are not easily found in flower, is near-impossible to express with words alone.

  • Proboscis Monkeys of Borneo (Second Edition)

    First impression when a person sees a Proboscis monkey, “I don’t believed that animal!”


    Proboscis monkeys have been making spectacular first impressions on people for a long time. Early naturalists could not agree, though, whether the animals were amazingly wonderful or amazingly grotesque. One of the earliest reports of proboscis monkeys in the wild came from British officer Hugh Low. As long ago as 1848, he said that the proboscis monkey “is remarkable for its very long nose; it is a very fine monkey, in size approaching the orang-utan, but much less disgusting in appearance”. Another early explorer-naturalist, Odoardo Beccari, obviously had somewhat mixed feelings about the animals. On the one hand, he said that “the long-nosed ape is of singular and ridiculous aspect”, but went on “Why amongst all apes…this one should be provided with a long, prominent and fleshy nose, somewhat hooked at its extremity, it is hard to say. According to Darwinian theory, it might possibly be attributed to sexual selection. If such were the case, we might, perhaps, congratulate the monkey on its good taste”.

  • Sensational Seas of Sabah