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Natural History – Southeast Asia

The 100 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia

Yong Ding Li & Low Bing Wen

Southeast Asia has a vast diversity of birdlife, comprising roughly one fifth of the world’s 10,000 living species, and of which over 850 are endemic, making the region a richly rewarding destination for birdwatchers. This fully illustrated guide describes the 100 best sites for viewing both common and rare species, covering sites in Myanmar, Thailand, […]

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Phillipps’ Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo (3rd edition)

Quentin Phillipps

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Published to great critical acclaim in 2009 and with a 2nd edition in 2011, this is a fully revised and updated edition of the most user-friendly field guide to the birds of Borneo, covering Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and the Indonesian states of Kalimantan. The book gives descriptions of 669 species living or reported on the […]

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Phillipps’ Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo and their Ecology

Written by Quentin Phillipps

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A sister publication to the critically acclaimed Phillipps’ Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, this is a user-friendly field guide to the mammals of Borneo, covering Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and the Indonesian state of Kalimantan. The book gives descriptions of over 600 species living or reported on the island. These are superbly illustrated in […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of Borneo (2nd edition)

Wong Tsu Shi

This fully revised identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in Borneo (covering Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan) is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from one of Borneo’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of Malaysia, including Sabah & Sarawak (2nd edition)

Geoffrey Davison and Yeap Chin Aik

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This easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in Malaysia (including the state of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo) is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from some of Malaysia’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, length, plumage, distribution, […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of the Philippines

Maia Tañedo, Robert Hutchinson, Adrian and Trinket Constantino

This easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in the Philippines is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from some of the Philippines’ top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, length, plumage, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography, climate, habitat […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of Singapore (3rd edition)

Yong Ding Li, Lim Kim Chuah and Lee Tiah Khee

A photographic identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in Singapore. High quality photographs from Singapore’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, vegetation, opportunities for naturalists and the main sites for viewing the listed […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand

Laurence Kirton

A naturlist's guide to the butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand

This easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 butterfly species most commonly seen in Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from the area’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Mammals of South-East Asia

Chris R. Shepherd and Loretta Ann Shepherd

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This easy-to-use identification guide to the 129 species of mammals most commonly seen in South-East Asia (covering Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from some of the region’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Primates of Southeast Asia

Chris and Loretta Shepherd

This easy-to-use identification guide to all of the 120 species of primate in Asia is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from some of the region’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat, as well as interesting snippets of information about the […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Reptiles & Amphibians of Bali

Ruchira Somaweera

An easy-to-use photographic identification guide to all 89 reptile and amphibian species of Bali. High-quality photographs from the region’s top nature photographers, are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits, occurrence and whether they are dangerous. The user-friendly introduction covers conservation, how to deal with snake bites, identification of body parts […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the 
Snakes of South-East Asia


Indraneil Das

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This easy-to-use identification guide to the 239 snake species most commonly seen in South-East Asia (covering Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali) is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from the regions’s top nature photographers, some of species that have never before been published, are accompanied by detailed species […]

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Wild Sabah

Junaidi Payne

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The natural history and ecology of Sabah (Malaysian Borneo), from the peaks of Mount Kinabalu to the floodplains of the Kinabatangan river are surveyed with verve, passionate enthusiasm and a strong conservation message by Junaidi Payne, while landscapes, scenery and wildlife are superbly portrayed in Cede Prudente’s spectacular accompanying photographs. About the author Junaidi Payne […]

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Wild Malaysia

Text by Geoffrey Davison, Melvin Gumal and Junaidi Payne

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Malaysia is a mega-diverse country with an incredible number of land species – it is estimated to contain 20 per cent of the world’s animal species – and whose coastal waters form part of the equally rich Coral Triangle. Written by a team of local experts, Wild Malaysia looks at the most important habitats within […]

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Wild Singapore

Dr Geoffrey Davision, Ria Tan and Benjamin Lee

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Published in association with the National Parks Board of Singapore, this important book combines vivid photographs of marine and terrestrial sites and species with a highly informative and readable text. The book starts with a look at Singapore’s wild past: its biogeography from before human occupation up to 19th century changes and finishes with a […]

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The Coral Triangle

Ken Kassem

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Published in association with WWF-Malaysia, this important book describes the uniqueness of the Coral Triangle region’s marine biodiversity, its conservation importance and the stories, successes and struggles of the drive to maintain its rich marine life. Ken Kassem gives a big-picture overview of threats and solutions and up-close and personal experiences from the people in […]

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