208 pages, 230 col photos, 2 maps
Wild Sabah is a magnificent photographic evocation of the natural splendours of the state of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo. From the peaks of Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Asia between the Himalayas and New Guinea, to the floodplains of the Kinabatangan river, Sabah teems with wildlife, and the natural history of the region is described with verve and passionate enthusiasm by expert author Junaidi Payne. Landscapes, scenery, and natural species are portrayed in Cede Prudente's spectacular accompanying photographs. Two full-page maps show physical terrain, climate, vegetation, and the principal wildlife watching sites.
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Junaidi Payne was born in Sussex, and received his B.Sc. degree in zoology from King's College London in 1975and Ph.D. in tropical ecology from the University of Cambridge in 1980. He has lived in Sabah since 1979, and is considered among the foremost authorities on its natural history and ecology. His current conservation interests include saving the endangered Sumatran rhinoceros, and methods to restore damaged tropical rainforests. He has written numerous scientific papers and books, including A Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo, Wild Malaysia, This is Borneo, and Orang-Utans (with Cede Prudente). Cede Prudente was born at Lahad Datu in Sabah, and is recognized as one of Southeast Asia's leading natural history photographers. He has been involved in nature conservation since 1990, and from 1998 until 2001, he managed the Partners for Wetlands project for WWF-Malaysia. Cede's spectacular photographs have appeared in a number of books, including Proboscis Monkeys of Borneo, The National Parks and other Wild Places of Malaysia, and Orang-Utans (with Junaidi Payne). He lives in Sandakan, Sabah.