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Padi Pollution in Kuala Kedah
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Padi Pollution in Kuala Kedah

By Consumers' Association of Penang

George Town, Penang: Consumers' Association of Penang, 1978. First edition. Paperback. Good. 31-8-15. A booklet highlighting industrial pollution of rice fields in Kedah. 44 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.3kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has browned with age and there is a crease on one corner. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$44.75

The Malayan Forester Vol XVI, No 4 October 1953

By FH Landon (ed)

Kuala Lumpur: Forest Department, 1953. Paperback. Very Good. The contents are listed on the cover. Please see the photo. 61 pages plus advertisements. With black and white plates, tables and figures. Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia The volume has been rebound with a plastic cover. There is a bump on the top right corner and the first four or five pages. The binding is tight and the text clear with mild tanning throughout.

$22.38

Rice Processing in Peninsular Malaysia An Economic & Technical Analysis
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Rice Processing in Peninsular Malaysia An Economic & Technical Analysis

By L.J. Fredericks & R.J.G Wells

Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1983. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. 11-8-15. The book was written to fill a gap in literature of the time on the rice industry, the most important food processing industry in Malaysia. It aimed to deal with the 'salient technical and economic aspects' of rice production and deals with milling, storage, drying, techniques used and Government policy. 200 pages with tables, a bibliography and an index. Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia

$26.85

Padi Landscapes of Malaya (Volumes 6 & 10 of the Malayan Journal of Tropical Geography)
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Padi Landscapes of Malaya (Volumes 6 & 10 of the Malayan Journal of Tropical Geography)

By EHG Dobby and Others

Singapore: University of Malaya Press, 1955 & 1957. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 7-8-15. The two surveys arose out a response to worries about declining padi (rice) cultivation at a time when other cash crops, such as rubber and oil palm, were becoming more attracive to cultivators. The purpose of the studies was to determine who worked the fields and how. Because it was felt the first report was a bit rushed, a second more intensive survey,covering more varied rice growing areas, was undertaken.Vol 6 94 pages of text followed by 57 pages of an atlas of the fields covered. Vol 10 143 pages with numerous tables. Weight:1.1.kg. * Post free within Malaysia. Both volumes have a bit of curling at the corners of the covers, which have slightly dsicoloured with age. Otherwise the text has mild tanning and the binding is tight. The plates of the atlas in volume 6 have a blue crayon mark on the top right corner of each plate.These marks do not touch the plates themselves.

$55.94

Estate Surveying
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Estate Surveying

By R.B. Perkins

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The Incorporated Society of Planters, 1939. Hardcover. Good. 28-7-15. This textbook serve as a reference and guide book for students facing surveying examinations. Topics covered are linear measurement, compass surveying, plan drawing, levelling, roadmaking, trigonometry, logarithms and major surveys. 189 pages with line drawings, tables of square and linear measurement and a glossary Weight: 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia The whole book including cover is tanned, spots on text block and front and rear endpapers, cover has suffered some minor shelfwear

$33.57

Pulp & Paper Industry and Research in Peninsular Malaysia
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Pulp & Paper Industry and Research in Peninsular Malaysia

By Peh Teik Bin, Khoo Kean Choon, Lee Tack Wan & Mohd Nor Md Yusuff

Kuala Lumpur: Forest Research Institute Malaysia, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. As New. 9-8-15. The book was written more than 30 years after the Institute was established and is based on the results of the evaluation of more than 200 species of trees during this period. Based on this research the authors survey the industry, the trade and consumption of paper and paper products and processes involved. 131 pages including several tables and figures. The book's chapters include - Local Industry & Products, Consumption & Demand, Methodology & Physical, Chemical & Pulping Properties Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$33.57

Rubber: Its Sources, Preparation and Cultivation
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Rubber: Its Sources, Preparation and Cultivation

By Harold Brown

London: John Murray, 1914. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Although this book was written based on experiences of rubber growing in West Africa, it was used as one of the main works of reference in Malaya at the time of publication. The book was designed so as to inform the merchant as well as the producer. 245 pages whose contents include chapters on The Principal Rubber Yielding Plants, Latex, The Tapping of Rubber Plants, The Preparation of Rubber, The Chemistry of Rubber, Statistics of Consumption and Prices, The Para Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis) and The Ceara Rubber Tree. There are also numerous black and white plates, line drawings, tables and an index. Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia A previous owner's name is written in ink on one of the front end papers. The end papers have medium tanning with mild tanning and an occasional damp mark throughout the rest of the book. The gilt lettering on the spine is worn. The binding is tight and text clear.

$46.99

Lowland Rice Soils in Malaya
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Lowland Rice Soils in Malaya

By Kawaguchi, K & K Yuma

Kyoto: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, 1969?. Hardcover. Very Good. Following on from the authors' work on Thai rice soils, in this book they produce a report on their investigation of rice soils in Malaysia carried on in 1965. The purpose of the work was to examine the state of soils suitable for paddy farming on both the East and West coasts of the peninsula and then to recommend measures needed to modify the soil's characteristics so as to increase productivity. 154 pages with four pages of colur illustrations on the investigative process, four appendices and numerous tables and charts. The Book's chapters cover the following subjects - Methods, Samples, Pedological Chracteristics of Sample Soils, General Chemical and Physical Characteristics, Fertility Charcteristics and Mineralogical Characteristics. Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia This is an ex-library book with a small spine sticker and stickers on the inside front cover and one of the front endpapers. There is also a library stamp on the bottom text block.The end papers have mild tanning. The rest of the book has clear text and the binding is tight.

$13.43

Malayan Timbers for Flooring
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Malayan Timbers for Flooring

By Burgess, HJ

Malayan Timber Industry Board, 1956. 1979 Reprint. Paperback. Very Good. 2-8-15. This little handbook was compiled by the author when he was a Timber Research Officer at the Forest Research Institute. It conists of brief details of the recommended timbers with their technical specifications aand suitability for various types of florring use.10pages. Weight: 0.3kg. Post free within Malaysia There is some scuffing to the covers and the book has mild tanning throughout.

$11.19