Since the close of the 16th century AD, the edible nests of swiftlets have...
By: Lim Chan Koon (Author)
171 pages, 132 colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, and colour maps; tables
Since the end of the 16th century, the edible nests of swiftlets have roused the curiosity of European travellers to South-east Asia, while at the same time providing one of the most important constituents of traditional Chinese medicine. For both cultures – western and eastern – Swiftlets of Borneo clarifies the nature of these nests, the lives of the birds that build them, and the exploitation of this highly valuable natural resource.
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