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Enchanting Borneo

Author : David Bowden
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Provides a pictorial guide to the regions, landmarks, people, religions, social life and customs, cuisine, natural landscapes, and history of Borneo.

Through Central Borneo

Author : Carl Lumholtz
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A two-volume account of the last expedition of ethnographer and explorer Carl Lumholtz (1851-1922), originally published in 1920.

Phillipps Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo and Their Ecology

Author : Quentin Phillipps
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This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and easily accessible field guide to the mammals of Borneo—the ideal travel companion for anyone visiting this region of the world. Covering Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and Kalimantan, the book provides essential information on 277 species of land and marine mammals and features 141 breathtaking color plates. Detailed facing-page species accounts describe taxonomy, size, range, distribution, habits, and status. This unique at-a-glance guide also includes distribution maps, habitat plates, regional maps, fast-find graphic indexes, top mammal sites, and a complete overview of the vegetation, climate, and ecology of Borneo. Covers 277 species—from orangutans and clouded leopards to otters and other marine mammals Features 141 superb color plates Includes facing-page species accounts, distribution maps, fast-find graphic indexes, and more Describes Borneo’s vegetation, climate, and ecology

From Tobruk to Borneo

Author : Frank G. Perversi
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So far, Paul Keating is the only Australian Prime Minister to provide star material for a musical comedy. Who can imagine any of the others doing that? Even before he became Prime Minister, Keating had made a name for himself as someone who could dominate Parliament with his rapid and cutting ripostes. Nobody was safe, not even people on his own side of politics. Ask 'Old Silver'. In Vintage Keating, Brian Carroll has found and arranged enough of Keating's utterances to keep you chuckling (or clucking your tongue) for a long time. The book begins with a short biography of Keating, just to put it all in context. Then there's a long parade of his wit, and his wisdom, of which there was plenty, but which too often tends to be overlooked. Being rejected by the electors did not stop him, and the book contains examples of his wit and wisdom right up to the end of 2009.

Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

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Includes the annual report of the Malaysian Branch, Royal Asiatic Society.

GOLDEN DREAMS OF BORNEO

Author : Alex Ling
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Dreams of Gold Dreams of Power These drove men and women to seek their fortune in Sarawak. They came from Britain to carve a future on virgin soil from China - to escape grinding poverty. They fought and traded, lived and died in the struggle to fulfil their dreams. Some lost their lives to bloodthirsty headhunters, or in the disease-ridden swamps and trackless jungles of the interior; some survived to make their fortune. Chinese, British, Malays rubbed shoulders with fearsome Sea Dayaks, and nomads in the hunter-gatherer stage of evolution. The Steam Age met the Stone Age in this exotic, untouched land. Cultures clashed in a multiracial society. Charles Brooke, enigmatic White Rajah of Sarawak, was a man of vision, a man with a mission to tame the natives first, then to protect them from exploitation. His dream was to take them gently towards modern civilisation, to bring them the rewards of self-development. He was paternalistic but loving, a truly benevolent despot. Dreams of Adventure Dreams of Romance Stephen Young, a young graduate, arrives in Sarawak in 1898. Seduced by its virgin beauty steaming jungle, majestic mountains and noble savages he stays. Erotic intrigue, passion, violence and warfare surround him. His goal is to survive these with his head and his heart intact.

A Descriptive Account of the Mammals of Borneo

Author : Charles Hose
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The Expedition to Borneo of H M S Dido for the Suppression of Piracy

Author : Sir Henry Keppel
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Borneo s Tropical Eden

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The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia On A Budget

Author : Rough Guides
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The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget is the ultimate guide to exploring this fascinating region on a shoestring, with coverage of all the top sights, the clearest mapping of any guide and handy hints on how to save money. Discover all of the most popular Southeast Asian destinations, alongside lesser-known places, with information on getting off the beaten track – whether you want to hike through the rainforest, visit remote hill tribes or just find a quiet stretch of white sand. The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget has detailed practical information that will help you make the most of your time and money, whether taking a slow boat down the Mekong or catching the ‘Jungle Railway’ through Malaysia’s interior. And you’ll discover the things to see and do in each country, plus all the best hostels and budget hotels, bars, cafés and cheap restaurants. This guide is the budget-conscious traveller's must have item for Southeast Asian trips. Make the most of your time on earth with The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget.

Borneo Bulletin Brunei Yearbook

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The Crown Colonist

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Sarawak Brunei North Borneo

Author : Nigel Heyward
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Great Railway Journeys in Australia and New Zealand 2nd Edition

Author : David Bowden
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35 trips that highlight some of the most interesting, scenic and rewarding railway journeys in Australia and New Zealand. They include the renowned long-distance journeys, such as The Indian Pacific in Australia that takes travellers on a three-day trip from Perth to Sydney or the The Northern Explorer in New Zealand's North Island that stretches from Wellington to Auckland, as well as those that traverse stunning scenery, such as New Zealand's TranzAlpine train or the Spirit of the Outback in Australia. There are also routes on which restored steam locomotives operate and other lines included for the wonder of their engineering. Trains are a great way to travel in these countries, taking you at ground level past superb scenery that often cannot be seen by any other means of transport. David Bowden's entertaining text describes the route, the major features of interest along the way and any special technical details about the locomotive or the track.

The Enchanted Canopy

Author : Andrew W. Mitchell
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Borneo Review

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Borneo

Author : John Mackinnon
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The Borneo Story

Author : Henry Longhurst
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Borneo People

Author : Malcolm MacDonald
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The Best of Borneo Travel

Author : Victor T. King
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The Best of Borneo Travel is just that, a fascinating collection of colorful travel notes by Westerners--from those who first visited this Indonesian island-nation in the the sixteenth century to writers still enthralled by Borneo today. Through the eyes of these European explorers, merchants, administrators, and adventurers we see the kinds of images that captivated the popular imagination of Europe, as well as the stereotypes that developed regarding Borneo's "exotic" peoples and cultures. We witness first-hand the wonders of the equatorial rainforest: animals such as the orang utan, the beautiful flowers and trees that abound along the rivers and rapids, majestic mountains like Kinabalu, sacred to the Borneans. And in some of the nineteenth century accounts we see a reflection of the prevailing social Darwinism of the period--the "natural" assertion of Western political, military, and economic superiority over the "Wild Men of Borneo." Nevertheless, many travelers to Borneo writing here remarked on the wealth and cultural sophistication of the native peoples, and after the first flush of colonialism, the accounts returning to Europe become more balanced--while the interest in the new and strange continues, it is tempered with descriptions of people that are, as people are everywhere, "just like us."