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Wild Malaysia: The Wildlife, Scenery and Biodiversity of Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak

By: Geoffrey Davison (Author), Junaidi Payne (Author), Melvin Gumal (Author), Stephen Hogg (Illustrator), Cede Prudente (Illustrator)

208 pages, ~270 colour photos, colour maps, colour tables

John Beaufoy Books

Hardback | Nov 2014 | #213492 | ISBN-13: 9781909612259
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About this book

Malaysia is a megadiverse country with an incredible number of land species – it is estimated to contain 20 per cent of the world's animal species – and whose coastal waters form part of the equally rich Coral Triangle. Written by a team of local experts, this book looks at the most important habitats within the three divisions of the country: Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah. The habitats cover a fascinating range including pristine rainforests, limestone complexes, wetlands, coastal regions, caves and highlands. A unique feature in each chapter is the ‘Guided Tour’ which takes readers to specific habitats to explore the trees, birds, plants and animals to be found there.

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Dr Geoffrey Davison has spent all his working life in South-East Asia, as a university lecturer in Malaysia, a conservationist with WWF, and now with the National Parks Board, Singapore. His interests range across ornithology, tropical forest ecology and animal taxonomy. He has written numerous scientific papers as well as books, including the bestselling Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Malaysia.

Melvin Gumal was born in Sarawak and was educated at the University of Melbourne, Australia and the University of Cambridge, England. After heading Sarawak's National Parks and Wildlife Division's Education and Interpretation Unit for 12 years, he is now head of the Malaysia Program for the Wildlife Conservation Society. His current interests are in bats, elephants, Orang- utans, tigers and their habitats.

Junaidi Payne has spent the last 21 years living in Sabah, where he works for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). He is thus uniquely placed to describe from first-hand experience in the field the wildlife of Sabah and its current status. He is especially interested in the ecology and conservation of the region, and in the great rainforests of Borneo. His previous publications include scientific papers and a number of popular reference books, including This is Borneo.

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