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Borneo

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Into the Heart of Borneo

BRN03
Redmond O'Hanlon
Vintage Books
1987
190
0394755405
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

Wild Borneo

BRN26
Nick Garbutt, Cede Prudente, David Attenborough (Photographer)
MIT Press
2006
176
0262072742
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This oversized book, featuring 250 color photographs, covers Borneo's habitats, wildlife, nature history and conservation.
$47.95

Bradt Guide Borneo: Sabah, Brunei, Sarawak

BRN31
Tamara Thiessen
Bradt Publications
2016
336
1841629154
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide to Malaysian Borneo includes travel details and excellent information on history, culture and nature.
$27.99

Borneo Map

BRN32
ITMB
ITMB
2008
2
1553410653
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded traveler's map of the island of Borneo, including Kalimantan, at a scale of 1:1,130,000.
$12.95

The Traveling Nature Photographer

PHT31
Steven Morello (Photographer)
Schiffer Publishing
2008
176
0764330551
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition.
$29.99

A Traveller's History of Southeast Asia

SEA36
J.M. Barwise, Nicholas J. White
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
352
1566564395
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A compact history of the region, including the Khmer and the various ancient kingdoms that produced Borobudur, Angkor and other architectural marvels.
$14.95

Southeast Asia, An Introductory History

SEA73
Milton Osborne
Trafalgar Square
2016
368
1760291684
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In the 12th edition of this classic, Osborne (The Mekong) traces social, political and economic change in the region since the 18th century.
$23.95

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

BRN46
Heribert Amann
Harry N. Abrams
2013
223
8874396511
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Featuring 150 full-page color photographs of ceremonial tribal textiles and 25 black-and-white documentary images of traditional life in Borneo.
$75.00

The Airmen and the Headhunters

BRN29
Judith Heimann
Harcourt Books
2008
304
0156033259
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.99

Stranger in the Forest

BRN16
Eric Hansen
Vintage Books
2000
288
0375724958
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
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.
$16.00

Collected Short Stories, Volume 4

SEA01
W. Somerset Maugham
Penguin
1995
464
0140185925
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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."
$18.00

Orangutans, Behavior, Ecology and Conservation

BST114
Junaidi Payne
MIT Press
2008
160
0262162539
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Payne presents an informative and compelling overview of the lives of orangutans, from their habitat and behavior to the complex intricacies of orangutan society.
$33.95

Reflections of Eden, My Years with the Orangutans of Borneo

INS14
Birute Galdikas
Little Brown and Company
1995
408
0316301868
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$23.99

The Malay Archipelago

INS06
Alfred Russel Wallace
Periplus Editions
2008
515
079460563X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.00

Wild Man from Borneo, A Cultural History of the Orangutan

BRN47
Helen Gilbert, Robert Cribb
University of Hawaii Press
2014
318
0824837142
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive overview of the great ape that, arguably, is most human-like. The authors cover not only zoological and ecological information, but also how orangutans have entered popular culture via entertainment, literature and debates about the origins of man.
$54.00

A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia

SEA62
Charles M. Francis
Princeton University Press
2008
392
0691135517
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This field guide and handbook features 72 full-color plates, detailed range maps and authoritative text on the ecology, behavior, taxonomy and conservation of 500 species.
$55.00

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Borneo

BRN07
Geoffrey Davidson
Ralph Curtis Publishing
1995
144
0883590395
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A pocket field guide illustrating 250 species of the more common or spectacular birds found on Borneo, Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan. Arranged systematically, with features full-color photographs, identification and habitat notes and range maps.
$15.95

Birds of Borneo, Brunei, Sabah, Sarawak and Kalimantan

BRN36
Susan Myers
Princeton University Press
2009
272
691143501
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A must for birders, this comprehensive field guide features1,600 color illustrations and maps.
$35.00

Birds of Southeast Asia

SEA49
Craig Robson
Princeton University Press
2005
304
0691124353
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This authoritative, masterfully illustrated guide, featuring 140 color plates covering 1,270 species throughout the region, includes Malaysia, Burma, Borneo and Indonesia.
$37.50

Phillipps' Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and Kalimantan

BRN48
Quentin Phillips, Karen Phillips
Princeton University Press
2014
384
0691161674
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An up-to-date, colorful guide to all 673 species found on Borneo. Includes more than 2000 full-color illustrations and full of handy information for the avid birder.
$35.00

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

MSA37
Geoffrey Davison, Junaidi Payne, Stephen Hogg (Photographer)
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
208
1909612251
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A beautiful survey of Malaysia’s wildlife, organized geographically. The authors divide the country into Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah, profiling each region's habitats and animals with explanatory text and color photographs.
$49.95

More Books

Lands of Charm and Cruelty, Travels in Southeast Asia

SEA04
Stan Sesser
Lightning Source
1994
306
SE
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
1
0
This wonderfully written book is a report on Southeast Asia by a talented foreign correspondent. A heart-wrenching portrait of the politics and potential of what Sesser clearly believes are some of the most fascinating places on earth. With chapters on Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Burma and Sarawak.
$19.00

Shooting the Boh: A Woman's Voyage Down the Wildest River in Borneo

BRN12
Tracy Johnston
Vintage Books
1992
256
0679740104
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The adventure story of a rafting expedition down Borneo's Boh river.
$12.00

Lonely Planet Indonesian Phrasebook

INS64
Paul Woods
Lonely Planet Publications
2012
256
1741047722
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy phrasebook for Indonesian basics. This guide focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$8.99

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

GEN112
Eric Hansen
Pantheon Books
2001
288
0679771832
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

A Naturalist's Guide to the Tropics

CON17
Marco Lambertini, John Venerella (Translator)
University of Chicago Press
2000
338
0226468283
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide to the natural history of the tropical latitudes.
$34.00

All Elevations Unknown, An Adventure in the Heart of Borneo

BRN18
Sam Lightner, Jr.
Broadway Books
2002
288
0767907752
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.00

Alfred Russel Wallace, A Life

MSA15
Peter Raby
Princeton University Press
2002
352
0691102406
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A re-evaluation of the man who, along with Charles Darwin, reinvented the way we look at the world with his paradigm-shattering paper on natural selection. Raby is an appreciative, lively biographer who captures the tremendous spirit and energy of Wallace.
$35.00

I Married Adventure, The Lives of Osa and Martin Johnson

PAC110
Osa Johnson
Kodansha America
1997
448
1568361289
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Sweetly told, homespun and engrossing, Johnson's 1940 memoir chronicles her marriage to explorer and wildlife cinematographer Martin Johnson -- their life on a houseboat in Borneo, their encounters with cannibals, their exploits with wild animals in Kenya and their filming expeditions in the Congo. Osa Johnson also established the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum in her hometown of Chanute, Kansas.
$19.95

A Fortune-Teller Told Me, Earthbound Travels in the Far East

SEA35
Tizanio Terzani
Crown
2002
371
060980958X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A peripatetic journalist sets off to Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand, Mongolia, China, Japan and other far-flung destinations in this warm, anecdotal account.
$16.00

Light at the Edge of the World

WLD34
Wade Davis
Douglas & McIntyre
2007
192
0792264746
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Explorer-in-Residence at National Geographic Wade Davis surveys the global diversity of peoples and cultures in this meditative account of travels from the Arctic to the Amazon to Borneo.
$14.95

Arts of Southeast Asia

SEA45
Fiona Kerlogue
Thames & Hudson
2004
224
0500203814
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A handsome guide to the art, architecture, textiles and crafts of Southeast Asia.
$16.95

A Woman's Asia

ASA49
Marybeth Bond (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2005
310
1932361197
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
These thirty-five personal, often hilarious accounts of women's adventures from China to Sri Lanka to Turkey to Bhutan, not only illuminating the everyday, oft-overlooked cultural practices of Asia, but also giving a glimpse into the thoughts and feelings of the female traveller.
$17.95

The Naked Tourist, In Search of Adventure and Beauty in the Age of the Airport Mall

SEA50
Lawrence Osborne
North Point Press
2007
256
0865477094
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
New York Times Magazine writer Lawrence Osborne takes off on a six-month journey from the fabricated islands of Dubai to India, Bangkok, Bali and Papua New Guinea. Along the way, he is funny and insightful about the Western mind, the exotic and primitive, asking: "Why travel at all?"
$20.00

Footprint Borneo

BRN25
Footprint Guides
Footprint Handbooks
2016
488
1911082035
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.99

Travels in the East

ASA63
Donald Richie, Stephen Mansfield (Introduction)
Stone Bridge
2007
180
1933330619
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The unmatchable, exuberant Richie (who winningly writes "New countries are like new clothes") muses on Egypt, India, Bhutan, Mongolia, China, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Borneo, Thailand, Yap, Korea, and Japan in this kaleidoscope of travel essays.
$14.95

Almayer's Folly, A Story of an Eastern River

BRN33
Joseph Conrad
Modern Library
2002
174
0375760148
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A Modern Library edition of Conrad's first novel, set on the east coast of Borneo.
$16.00

Lonely Planet Borneo

BRN35
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
320
1743213948
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This Lonely Planet guide covers Malaysian Borneo (Sarawak and Sabah), Brunei and Kalimantan in practical, full-color detail.
$27.99

Narrow Corner

PAC222
W. Somerset Maugham
Vintage Books
2009
304
0307473201
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Three men -- an exiled doctor, a disreputable sea captain and a young man fleeing from justice -- are driven to take shelter on a small island in the Malay Archipelago in this haunting novel.
$17.00

A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder

MYA66
Shamini Flint
St. Martins
2011
260
1934609897
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Flint introduces the bumbling yet endearing Inspector Singh, who is sent from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur to clear the name of a famous model accused of murder.
$14.95

Where Hornbills Fly, A Journey With the Headhunters of Borneo

BRN38
Erik Jensen
St. Martins
2013
294
1780767749
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$45.00

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

BRN42
Steven Runciman
Cambridge University Press
2011
342
0521128994
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A reprint of Steven Runciman's classic account of Sir James Brooke, the Borneo Company and the remarkable period when Sarawak was a monarchy.
$45.99

Iban or Sea Dayak Fabrics and Their Patterns

BRN44
Alfred C. Haddon
Cambridge University Press
2011
157
0521183456
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
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.
$28.99

For Kids

Eyewitness Jungle

FST06
Theresa Greenaway, Geoff Dann (Photographer)
DK Publishing
2009
63
0756645441
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Geared for ages 9 to 12, the hundreds of eye-popping photographs of birds, monkeys, towering trees, orchids and all manner of rainforest life will also appeal to the whole family.
$16.99