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Communicative Tamil
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Communicative Tamil

By Paramasivam Muthusamy

Serdang, Malaysia: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, 2012. Reprint. Paperback. New. Although Tamil is spoken by a large group of Malaysians of Indian origin, not much has been written for non-Tamils wishing to learn the language since European planters' handbooks in the last century. This helpful book seeks to address that deficiency with thirteen dialogues in both spoken and written Tamil with Malay and English translations. The Tamil text is accompanied by a transliteration into Roman script to help with pronunciation. 128 pages. There is a bibliography and index in Tamil. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$11.19

Herbs & Processing

By Chong Gun Hean

Serdang, Malaysia: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, 2015. Paperback. New. This book not only describes a wide range of Malaysian herbs, their bioactive compounds and traditional uses, but also both home and industrial methods for drying and extracting chemicals from them. The author is an academic food technologist who has also patented some herb processing methods. 102 pages with references and an index. Weight 0.3kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.43

Pollution: Kuala Juru\'s Battle for Survival
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Pollution: Kuala Juru's Battle for Survival

By Consumers' Association of Penang

George Town, Penang: Consumers' Association of Penang, 1976. First edition. Paperback. Good. A booklet highlighting industrial pollution of fishing grounds off a village in Penang State. 73 pages with several black and white photographs and maps. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has browned with age. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$15.66

Endau Rompin: A Malaysian Heritage
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Endau Rompin: A Malaysian Heritage

By Malayan Nature Society

Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Nature Society, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. The Endau-Rompin National Park is the second largest such park in peninsular Malaysia. This book documents The Endau-Rompin Heritage and Scientific Expedition 1985/6, described, almost certainly inaccurately, in the introduction as 'the first scientific expedition organised in Malaysia for Malaysians.' Nevertheless it was a major achievement in involving Malaysians in research of their natural environment when new species of plants and animal life were recorded. 221 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight: 1.4kg Post free within Malaysia but will incur additional postage charges when posted elsewhere. The dust jacket has minimal wear. The text block is tanned. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is very mild tanning throughout.

$22.38

The Birds of Borneo
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The Birds of Borneo

By Bertram E. Smythies;

Kota Kinabalu: The Sabah Society and the Malayan Nature Society, 1981. Third edition. Hardcover. Good/N/A. The definitive work on the Birds of Borneo, first published in 1960. Several chapters have been rewritten in this revision by the Earl of Cranbook. Some out of date chapters have been omitted. 473 pages including 47 colour plates and a fold out colour map. Weight:1.5kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has faded with age and shows a few signs of wear. The end papers are heavily tanned. Otherwise the binding is tight, the text is clear and there is very mild tanning throughout.

$17.90

A Student\'s Guide to the Ferns of Singapore Island
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A Student's Guide to the Ferns of Singapore Island

By Anne Johnson

Singapore: University of Malaya Press, 1960. Paperback. Good. Tropical humid climates are ideal for ferns, so Johnson sets out to provide an extensive survey of those to be found on Singapore island in the mid 20th century. As she demonstrates, not all have typical 'fern-like' leaves. To help with identification there is an extensive range of line drawings in the book. 121 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has a bit of wear with an inch missing from the covering at the top of the spine. There is a previous owner's name written neatly on the inside front cover. There is a small bookseller's neat stamp on the half title page and a date stamp and a neat personal stamp at the foot of the title page. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$31.33

Parks of Malaysia: A Practical Guide and Manual
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Parks of Malaysia: A Practical Guide and Manual

By John Briggs

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Longman, 1991. First edition. Paperback. Fair +. This is a follow up volume to Briggs' book on the mountains of Malaysia. Here he shares his experience of fifteen years of travelling through and staying in the country's 32 natural parks as a wildlife journalist and photographer. In chapters devoted to each park, there is advice on what to do, what to wear and each park's outstanding features. 122 pages with over thirty maps and a further thirty colour plates. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia The front and back covers and first and last four or five pages are heavily marked (see cover photo). Otherwise there is not much cover wear. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout. Still useful as a guide book

$11.19

Life in the Forests of the Far East
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Life in the Forests of the Far East

By Spenser St John

Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1974. Reprint. Hardcover. Good/N/A. First published in 1862, this is a facsimile reprint of St. John's account of his experiences in Borneo forests. while he was a civil servant with James Brooke. In the opinion of Tom Harrisson, who wrote the introduction to this edition, St. John's work is one of the few written by 19th century visitors to Borneo which can compare with Wallace's work. Apart from information on the forest life of the time, the book also has extensive observations on the life of the Sea Dayaks at the time. (The two volumes have been bound into one) 400 & 420 pages with 16 colour plates. Weight: 1.6kg. Post free within Malaysia, but, due to its weight, this book is likely to incur additional postal charges when posted outside Malaysia The cover is in very good condition. There is a previous owner's name written neatly on the inside front cover. There is spotting on the text block. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is Mild to medium tanning throughout.

$55.94

Orang-utan, Malaysia\'s mascot
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Orang-utan, Malaysia's mascot

By Junaidi Payne & Mahedi Andau

Kuala Lumpur: Berita Pub, 1989. Paperback. Very Good. A couple of wildlife experts introduce the reader to the life and habitat of Malaysia's best known wild animal 88 pages with many colour pictures Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has minimal wear. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is barely noticeable tanning throughout.

$11.19

An Introduction to Malayan Birds
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An Introduction to Malayan Birds

By G. C. Madoc

Kuala Lumpur: The Malayan Nature Society,, 1992.. Fourth edition. Paperback. Near Fine. This book has long been considered to be the definitive guide to birds in peninsular Malaysia. Although many other colourfully illustrated books have been published on the subject since this book's first edition was published in 1947, the accurate descriptions and distinctive characterisations, particularly of more common birds, still make this book an essential part of any Malaysian birder's library. In this revised volume the names have been brought up to date. 227 pages with about 20 black and white plates and numerous line drawings by BD Molesworth, an appendix of Malay names and an index. Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia Apart from a dull text block and minimal tanning, the book looks new.

$15.66

Land Development on Highland Areas: Malaysia and Hong Kong
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Land Development on Highland Areas: Malaysia and Hong Kong

By Anuar Alias, Azlan Shah Ali & Khairul Nizam Othman

Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 2018. Paperback. New. Three Malaysian urban planners look to Hong Kong's successful development policies for hillside development to determine whether Malaysia has anything to learn from elsewhere. This is particularly pertinent at a time where both development and climate change disrupt the ecology of hills and slopes. They conclude with suggestions for policy change in Malaysia to safeguard both the countryside and its residents. 163 pages, with figures, tables, a bibliography and an index. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$15.66

Taman Negara: A Guide to the Park
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Taman Negara: A Guide to the Park

By Dylan Ong

Department of Wildlife and National Parks, 2016. Paperback. New. The Taman Negara, "National Park", is the largest protected area of land on the peninsula with several notable features including the highest mountain and the largest unbroken expanse of lowland forest on the peninsula, which is home to, amongst others, the Malayan Tiger, Asian Elephant and the Malayan Tapir. This well illustrated pocket guide, based on research among regular visitors, not only points out the various features and trails in the park, but also gives advice on preparation for visitors and recommended do's and don'ts while enjoying what is on offer. 140 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page

$13.43

Plant Life in Malaya
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Plant Life in Malaya

By Holttum, RE

London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1954. 1982 Reprint. Paperback. Very Good. This is a classic work on plant life of the peninsula compiled by a botanist after 30 years of Malayan experience. The plants listed are mainly common ones that one is more likely to come across. Other than one black and white plate, illustrations are from line drawings. 254 pages. Chapters include 1.Evergreen Malaya, 2 Roots and Stems: Trees, Palms, Pandans and Tree-Ferns, 3, - Bamboo, Ginger and Orchid, 4 - Yams and Some Other Tubers, 5 - Vegetative Propagation, 6 - Flowers and Hybrids, 7 - Fruits and Seeds, 8 - Bananas, 9 - Grasses, 10 - The Story of the Pigeon Orchid, 11 - Nest-Ferns and Their Neighbours, 12 - Terrestial Ferns, 13 - Climbing Plants, 14 - Prasites and Saprophytes, 15 - Water Plants, 16 - Plants and Ants, 17 - The Malayan Forest and Botantical Equivalents of Malay and English Plant Names. There is also an index. Weight 0.60 Kg. Postage within Malaysia is free The spine has faded a little through sunning. The cover has minimal wear and the spine has a crease. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is minimal tanning throughout.

$13.43

Wood Species of Sabah - An Illustrated Guide
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Wood Species of Sabah - An Illustrated Guide

By Liew Kang Chiang, Shirley M. Bakansing, Azli Sulid

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia: Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 2017. Paperback. New. A review of 83 species of wood found in Sabah with colour illustrations of cross, radial and tangential sections of each. The vernacular and scientific names, density, anatomical description and description of the wood are also given in each case. 204 pages. with a bibliography and index. Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$44.75

A Naturalist\'s Guide to the Birds of Malaysia
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A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Malaysia

By GWH Davison & Yeap Chin Aik

Oxford, UK: John Beaufoy, 2010. Paperback. New. A pocket sized identification guide for the 280 most common bird species on the peninsula and in Malaysian Borneo. The book also includes a guide to the main birding sites in the country, Malay names and a complete checklist of the birds of Malaysia with their status in each state and current global status. 176 pages with an index and many colour photographs. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.43

Meteorological Observations, 1962-1966
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Meteorological Observations, 1962-1966

By Chia Lin Sien

Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya, 1967. First edition. Paperback. Good. Following the establishing of a meteorological station at the University of Malaya in 1963, the author set out to record the readings of the installed equipment. This book is the result of that research. 114 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia A previous owner's name is stamped on the front cover, which generally has a bit of wear especially along the spine which is frayed. There is a hinge crack opposite the contents page. Otherwise the binding is tight, the text is clear and there is minimal tanning throughout.

$33.57

Orders And Families Of Malayan Seed Plants
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Orders And Families Of Malayan Seed Plants

By Hsuan Keng

Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1983. 2003 Reprint. Paperback. New. This book's many printings and three editions since it was originally published are testimony to both its popularity and its authority as a reference book for the 41 orders and 178 families of seed plants to be found in one of the richest areas for flora in the world. Besides describing each plant's characteristics with text and line drawings, there are notes on distribution, points of interest and Malay and Chinese names. xli & 441 pages with a glossary, bibliography and index. Weight 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia

$15.66

The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu (2 vols)
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The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu (2 vols)

By Jeffrey J. Wood; Teofila E. Beaman; Anthony Lamb; Chan Chew Lun; John H. Beaman

Kota Kinabalu: Natural History Publications (Borneo), 2011. Hardcover. New. A comprehensive two volume survey of the 866 taxa in 134 genera of orchids that have been found on Malaysia's highest mountain which has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since the turn of the century. 1184 pages with a bibliography, index and a wealth of colour illustrations. Slipcase Weight:6 kg Post free within Malaysia but will incur additional postage charges when posted elsewhere.

$201.39

Krisis Alam Sektiar Malaysia
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Krisis Alam Sektiar Malaysia

By Sahabat Alam Malaysia

George Town, Penang: Sahabat Alam Malaysia. Paperback. New. An analysis of the environmental problems in Malaysia. The book, in Bahasa Malaysia, lays particular stress on the damaging effects of pollution. 251 pages with some black and white photographs. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$11.19

Endau Rompin: A Malaysian Heritage
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Endau Rompin: A Malaysian Heritage

By Malayan Nature Society

Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Nature Society, 1988. 1989 Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. The Endau-Rompin National Park is the second largest such park in peninsular Malaysia. This book documents The Endau-Rompin Heritage and Scientific Expedition 1985/6, described, almost certainly inaccurately, in the introduction as 'the first scientific expedition organised in Malaysia for Malaysians.' Nevertheless it was a major achievement in involving Malaysians in research of their natural environment when new species of plants and animal life were recorded. 221 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight: 1.4kg Post free within Malaysia but will incur additional postage charges when posted elsewhere. The dust jacket has minimal wear. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout.

$26.85

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