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Wild Borneo: The Wildlife and Scenery of Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and Kalimantan [Hardcover]

Nick Garbutt , J. Cede Prudente
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July 7 2006

The island of Borneo is a place of great natural beauty and rich biodiversity. From the peaks of the majestic Mount Kinabalu to the enchanting coral-fringed islands that lie offshore, with vast tracts of lush rainforest in between, Borneo's landscape is as varied as it is magnificent. In Wild Borneo, author Nick Garbutt embarks upon a fascinating investigation into the wonders of this island, exploring every aspect of Borneo's terrain, from its rainforest-covered lowland areas to its mountain ranges, highland areas, and winding rivers. He shows us the profusion of flora and fauna living within these habitats, including the enormous Rafflesia flower, the carnivorous Pitcher plants, snakes, frogs and lizards that fly, fish that walk on mud, and rich and varied bird life. The island is home to a diversity of mammal species, some of which are highly unusual, including the outrageous-looking Proboscis Monkey, the remarkably tolerant Bornean Pygmy Elephant, the diminutive and shaggy Sumatran Rhinoceros, the native Bornean Orang-utan, and the doe-eyed, endearing Slow Loris.Published in association with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, Wild Borneo also examines the ongoing attempts to preserve the island's natural resources in the face of commercial logging and large-scale land clearing. Illustrated with more than 200 stunning photographs, this book offers a vivid celebration of Borneo's many natural wonders.


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Nick Garbutt is an award-winning wildlife author and photographer. He contributes articles and photographs to numerous magazines worldwide and is a Special Lecturer in Wildlife Photography at Nottingham University. Author of the acclaimed Mammals of Madagascar, he has twice been a winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.

Cede Prudente is a professional conservationist and photographer. His photograph of a swinging orangutan won the Best Still Photography Award at the 2007 Wildlife Asian Film Festival.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Exotic Borneo June 23 2013
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Exquisite photography that truly reflects the beauty of this region and its extraordinary wildlife. Would recommend it to anyone interested in this part of Malaysia as a natural history destination.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Primer! Feb. 3 2011
By Schmorb
Format:Hardcover
Coffee table book with great photographs - ideal for pre-trip dreaming or general interest. This WWF publication is informative on all counts: natural history, conservation issues, and animal behaviour. If you have an interest in wildlife Borneo is a must-see and this is one of the best wildlife primers I have found yet. Thanks WWF - keep up the great work!
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5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent addition to an excellent series Nov. 30 2006
By James L. Spingarn - Published on Amazon.com
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Nick Garbutt's "Wild Borneo: the Wildlife and Scenery of Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan" is a wonderful addition to an existing seies for the lay reader and expert alike. This series, started by New Holland Press and continued by MIT, has volumes on "Wild ....." including Indonesia, India, New Zealand, South Africa and Thailand. All were done a half dozen years ago or so. Thus this well-written and beautifully photographed book is most welcome. It is also reasonably priced for its intrinsic value. To underscore its importance, one need look no further than the name of the author of its preface, Sir David Attenborough. It covers Borneo's habitats, wildlife, people, The Heart of Borneo, fabled Mt. Kinabalu and ecotourism and conservation. Garbutt is also the author of the excellent and comprehensive "The Mammals of Madagascar."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Pictures and Information April 23 2008
By Roberta J. Kelley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book provides an excellent overview of what to expect in going to Borneo. The explantions are not lengthly where one gets tired of reading and the facts are written in a lively narative. Great for one who wants to see what this interesting island offers in all aspects of it's wildlife. Because of the size you probably won't have it in your luggage when you go, but great for researching before the trip and taking notes. Glad I have it!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing March 6 2012
By Ryan S. - Published on Amazon.com
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The author has spent some time researching and developing this beautiful book on Borneo. Borneo is truly a treasure that needs to be protected as well as the animals and (native) people living there. The pictures bring to life the amazing variety and aspects of animal life in Borneo and parts of Malaysia. Great book with great information.
5.0 out of 5 stars A great picture book for a mysterious area from which many of my plants originate Jan. 1 2014
By rhodoguru - Published on Amazon.com
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Borneo or what is left of it is an area of intense diversity of both animals and plants. Reading this book will certainly enlighten everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The book is good for me to know more about Boeneo July 20 2013
By WANG CHEN FANG - Published on Amazon.com
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I search it from Amazon website. The book provides a lot of information about Borneo.So I buy it from Internet.
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