Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New Titles


1) Davison, G.W.H. and Yeap Chin Aik. A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Malaysia: including Sabah and Sarawak. 2012. John Beaufoy Publishing. Paperback: 176 pages. Price: £9.99/ $17.95 U.S.

SUMMARY: 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 sone of Malaysia's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, length, plumage, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introductlon covers climate, vegetation, biogeography, opportunities for naturalists and the main sites for viewing the listed species. Also included in A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Malaysia is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of Malaysia encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific names as well as Malay names, its status In each state as well as its global status.
RECOMMENDATION: A good introductory photographic guide to the birds of the region.




2) Shi, Wong Tsu. A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Borneo: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan. 2012. John Beaufoy Publishing. Paperback: 176 pages. Price: £9.99/ $14.95 U.S.
SUMMARY: A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Borneo contains the author's high quality photographs, accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The introduction covers geography and climate, vegetation and the main sites for viewing the listed species. An all important checklist of all of the birds of Borneo gives, for each species, the common and scientific names, IUCN status as at 2011 and its status in each state of Borneo.
RECOMMENDATION: A good introductory photographic guide to the birds of the region.






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