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A guide to gingers of Borneo.Artist/Author: Lamb, Anthony et al.
In Borneo, gingers display a great diversity and are separated into 19 genera with nearly 250 named taxa (and many others still to be identified). This guide covers 100 species of gingers, representing all 19 genera with sharp colour photographs and accompanying text on description and distribution.
A guide to orchids of Kinabalu.Artist/Author: Wood, Jeffrey J.
Mount Kinabalu, situated in the Malaysian state of Sabah, is, at 4095m, the highest peak between Myanmar and Papua (Indonesian New Guinea). This guide presents a selection of 100 species of orchid that can be found growing wild in Kinabalu Park. It is offered in the hope that it will provide a glimpse into this unique natural heritage for the visitor and help in the future protection of the orchids of this unique and fascinating mountain.
A guide to Dendrobium of Borneo.Artist/Author: Wood, Jeffrey J.
Borneo is one of several ‘hot spots’ of Dendobrium speciation. With approximately 167 named species in 15 sections, Borneo is the second most important location after New Guinea of Dendobrium speciation in Malesia. Eighty-three species, representing a selection from each of the 15 sections, are described and figured in this guide. Most occur as epiphytes in hill and lower montane forest at moderate elevation, mostly between about 900 and 1600m. An account of all the Dendobriums occurring in Borneo is currently in preparation.
Flowering plants of Thailand: a field guide.Artist/Author: McMakin, Patric D.
This definitive field guide includes colour photographs and descriptions of over 500 species. Divided into seven plant communities and easily keyed, this is a well-organised new edition.
Frank Kingdon Ward’s riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges: retracing the epic journey of 1924-25 in South-East Tibet.Artist/Author: Cox, Kenneth, editor.
Little explored and virtually inaccessible, the Tsangpo Gorge in south-east Tibet is the world’s deepest gorge. Through it twists the Yarlong Tsangpo, Tibet’s great river, emerging from below on the plains of India. This is the story of its exploration and the rich plant and animal life found there. “Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges”, first published in 1926, is the fascinating account of plant-hunter and explorer Frank Kingdon Ward’s most important expedition. Kenneth Cox, Kenneth Storm, Jr. and Ian Baker spent over ten years retracing the route of the 1924-25 expedition and managed to reach further into this magical and only partly explored land. The book contains the original Kingdon Ward text and extensive additional material, including a history of the exploration, geography and religious significance of the area and more than 250 colour photographs with detailed captions on the plants of the area, most of which are described by Kingdon Ward in the original text. There are first person accounts of expeditions to the area by Kenneth Cox and Kenneth Storm. Jr. and a photographic essay documents, for the first time in a book, the new Hidden Falls located in the portion of the gorge left unexplored by Frank Kingdon Ward and Lord Cawdor in 1924.
Nepenthes of Borneo.Artist/Author: Clarke, Charles.
Excellent reference to Nepenthes (pitcher plants) of Borneo, discussing their ecology, how they grow, and the threats they face.
A field guide to forest trees of Northern Thailand.Artist/Author: Gardner, S. et al.
This guide provides details of 430 species of trees and notes a further 450 species covering over 75% of the total native tree flora. It provides identification keys for all major families and genera, comparison tables for difficult groups, habitat and flowering and fruiting times, local names and uses, distribution patterns in neighbouring countries and synonyms and cross references to regional floras. See also [stock id 38175].
Enchanted gardens of Kinabalu: a Borneo diary.Artist/Author: Phillips, Susan M.
A personal and evocative account of one of the world’s last great wildernesses, and one of the richest and most complex habitats on earth.