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Wild Malaysia: The Wildlife and Scenery of Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak, and Sabah
Wild Malaysia: The Wildlife and Scenery of Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak, and Sabah by Junaidi Payne 0262160781 9780262160780
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Wild Malaysia: The Wildlife and Scenery of Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak, and Sabah by Junaidi Payne

Wild Malaysia is a major new pictorial study of the natural history of southeast Asias southernmost peninsula and offshore islands, which are home to an enormous wealth of species. Produced in association with the World Wide Fund for Nature, it is illustrated with 400 superb full-color plates taken especially for this book, of plants, insects and other invertebrates, fish, reptiles, frogs, birds, and mammals, each in its natural habitat. Wild Malaysia offers a general yet accurate introduction to this spectacularly scenic region and its national parks. Malaysias tropical islands, topped by rainforest and ringed by coral reefs and transparent blue seas, are as beautiful and untouched as anywhere in the world. Its vast and exotic wildlife encompasses elephants and the worlds smallest rhinoceros, a profusion of monkeys and apes (including proboscis and leaf monkeys, gibbons, and orangutans), the slow loris and the tarsier, the clouded leopard and the sunbear, bats and reptiles, a spectacular variety of bird and marine life, and over 10,000 species of plants. An extensive introduction examines the topography, history, climate, and peoples of Malaysia and includes important discussions of the relationship between man and forest, between conservation and development. Sections on animal and plant life provide an overview of the multiplicity of species to be found. And in A Walk through the Rainforest, Junaidi Payne explains the complex interdependence of the forest ecosystem, details Malaysias conservation programs, and the plans to create new reserves and protected areas not only in the forest but on the islands and surrounding seas as well. Individual chapters describe peninsular Malaysias islands, coastal areas, and hill forest (many of which have been designated as national parks), Sarawaks great rivers and cave systems, and Sabahs offshore islands with their coral reefs, marine life, and exotic flora. There is also a complete list of conservation areas. Gerald Cubitt is one of the worlds leading natural history photographers. Junaidi Payne is a professional conservation biologist and Senior Scientific Officer with World Wide Fund Malaysia. He is coauthor with Charles M. Francis of A Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo.

Author: Junaidi Payne

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 288

Publisher: The MIT Press

Publication Date: 1990-09-27

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ISBN: 0262160781

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