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Wild Borneo

Wild Borneo

by Nick Garbutt | Cede Prudente | David Attenborough

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER
  • 176 PAGES

This oversized book, featuring 250 color photographs, covers Borneo's habitats, wildlife, nature history and conservation. (BRN26, $44.95)

Stranger in the Forest

Stranger in the Forest

by Eric Hansen

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

A marvelous account of Hansen's 1,500-mile trek across Sarawak, Malaysia in the company of small bands of nomads. It's an entertaining portrait of a little-visited world and vanishing way of life. (BRN16, $16.00)

Footprint Borneo

Footprint Borneo

by Paul Dixon

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 392 PAGES

This detailed, comprehensive guide to Sabah, Sarawak, Kalimantan and Brunei includes excellent information on natural history and culture, and sections on Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. (BRN25, $25.95)

Borneo Map

Borneo Map

by ITMB

  • 2008
  • MAP

A folded traveler's map of the island of Borneo, including Kalimantan, at a scale of 1:1,130,000. (BRN32, $12.95)

 
Sabah & Kota Kinabalu Map

Sabah & Kota Kinabalu Map


by Periplus Maps

  • 2010
  • MAP

A detailed and attractive travel map of northeast Borneo. (MSA02, $8.95)

Bradt Guide Borneo: Sabah, Brunei, Sarawak

Bradt Guide Borneo: Sabah, Brunei, Sarawak


by Tamara Thiessen

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

This comprehensive guide to Malaysian Borneo includes travel details and excellent information on history, culture and nature (BRN31, $27.99)

Lonely Planet Borneo

Lonely Planet Borneo


by Lonely Planet Publications

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 332 PAGES

This Lonely Planet guide covers Malaysian Borneo (Sarawak and Sabah), Brunei and Kalimantan in practical, full-color detail. (BRN35, $25.99)

Southeast Asia, An Introductory History

Southeast Asia, An Introductory History


by Milton Osborne

  • HISTORY
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

In the 11th edition of this classic, Osborne (The Mekong) traces social, political and economic change in the region since the 18th century. (SEA73, $26.95)

The White Rajah, A History of Sarawak from 1841 to 1946

The White Rajah, A History of Sarawak from 1841 to 1946


by Steven Runciman

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 342 PAGES

A reprint of Steven Runciman's classic account of Sir James Brooke, the Borneo Company and the remarkable period when Sarawak was a monarchy. (BRN42, $42.00)

Wild People, Travels with Borneo's Head Hunters

Wild People, Travels with Borneo's Head Hunters


by Andro Linklater

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

An entertaining visit with the Iban people of Sarawak, a group perched somewhere between ancient traditions and modern commercial culture. (BRN06, $10.95)

Iban or Sea Dayak Fabrics and Their Patterns

Iban or Sea Dayak Fabrics and Their Patterns


by Alfred C. Haddon

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 157 PAGES

A catalog of Iban fabrics in the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Cambridge, this slim book covers costumes, patterns, dyes and the making and diversity of the remarkable Dayak textiles. (BRN44, $24.99)

Into the Heart of Borneo

Into the Heart of Borneo


by Redmond O'Hanlon

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1987
  • PAPER
  • 190 PAGES

An absurd (and true) story of a biologist's journey into the mountains of Sarawak in search of the fabled Borneo rhino. O'Hanlon's entertaining account mixes plenty of humor, detail on local peoples and natural history. (BRN03, $14.00)

Textiles from Borneo, Iban, Kantu, Ketungau, and Mualang Peoples

Textiles from Borneo, Iban, Kantu, Ketungau, and Mualang Peoples


by Heribert Amann

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 223 PAGES

Featuring 150 full-page color photographs of ceremonial tribal textiles and 25 black-and-white documentary images of traditional life in Borneo. (BRN46, $75.00)

The Airmen and the Headhunters

The Airmen and the Headhunters


by Judith Heimann

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Heimann tracked down the Borneo side of the nearly forgotten saga of 11 young American airmen shot down over Kalimantan in WWII -- and the Australian pilots, missionaries and, especially, the Dayak villagers who helped them to survive and evade capture. (BRN29, $15.95)

All Elevations Unknown, An Adventure in the Heart of Borneo

All Elevations Unknown, An Adventure in the Heart of Borneo


by Sam Lightner, Jr.

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A good-hearted tale of exploration, WWII history and rock climbing in the interior of Borneo. Intrigued by a WWII account, Lightner and a climbing buddy set out for Kelabit highlands in Borneo, in part to climb Batu Lawi -- and in part to retrace the steps of Tom Harrison, who parachuted into the region in 1945. (BRN18, $19.00)

Where Hornbills Fly, A Journey With the Headhunters of Borneo

Where Hornbills Fly, A Journey With the Headhunters of Borneo


by Erik Jensen

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER

A fellow of the Borneo Research Council and the Royal Geographical Society, Erik Jensen writes with insight of his time among the Iban, once headhunters under the rule of White Rajahs in Sarawak. (BRN38, $47.00)

White Rajah, A Biography of Sir James Brooke

White Rajah, A Biography of Sir James Brooke


by Nigel Barley

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 262 PAGES

An anthropologist, Barley conveys the romance, ambition and opportunism of Sir James Brooke, the 19th-century Rajah of Sarawak and founder of the Borneo Company. (BRN34, $16.99)

Collected Short Stories, Volume 4

Collected Short Stories, Volume 4


by W. Somerset Maugham

  • LITERATURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

Maugham can evoke turn-of-the-century colonial Asia like no other. This collection of stories features many set in Malaysia, Borneo and other Southeast Asian locales, including the well-known tale "The Letter." (SEA01, $18.00)

Among Orangutans, Red Apes and the Rise of Human Culture

Among Orangutans, Red Apes and the Rise of Human Culture


by Carel van Schaik | Perry van Dujinhoven

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

An exploration of the Sumatran orangutan by one of the leading experts in the field, complete with full-color photographs. (NAT63, $29.95)

Orangutans, Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

Orangutans, Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation


by Junaidi Payne

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 160 PAGES

Payne presents an informative and compelling overview of the lives of orangutans, from their habitat and behavior to the complex intricacies of orangutan society. (BST114, $29.95)

Orangutans, Wizards of the Rain Forest

Orangutans, Wizards of the Rain Forest


by Anne E. Russon

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

An illustrated introduction to orangutans. Russon, a psychologist and primatologist, pays special attention to the behavior of these remarkably intelligent apes. (BST52, $24.95)

Orchid Fever, A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy

Orchid Fever, A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy


by Eric Hansen

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Hansen brings his usual wit, spirit and insight to this latest effort on our fascination with orchids. Some of the action is set in his old stomping grounds in Borneo. (GEN112, $15.00)

Reflections of Eden, My Years with the Orangutans of Borneo

Reflections of Eden, My Years with the Orangutans of Borneo


by Birute Galdikas

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 408 PAGES

Galdikas describes the behavior and natural history of the orangutan as well as her life in the field at Camp Leakey in this classic memoir. (INS14, $19.99)

The Malay Archipelago

The Malay Archipelago


by Alfred Russel Wallace

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 515 PAGES

A contemporary of Darwin, the great British naturalist describes his wanderings throughout Borneo, Java, Bali, Lombok, the Moluccas, New Guinea and remote islands from 1854 to 1862 in this classic of natural history and travel. (INS06, $25.00)

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Borneo

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Borneo


by Geoffrey Davidson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

A pocket field guide to 250 species. (BRN07, $15.95)

Birds of Borneo, Brunei, Sabah, Sarawak, and Kalimantan

Birds of Borneo, Brunei, Sabah, Sarawak, and Kalimantan


by Susan Myers

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

A must for birders, this comprehensive field guide features1,600 color illustrations and maps. (BRN36, $32.50)

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