The Natural History of the Proboscis Monkey

By: Sha, John C.M.; Matsuda, Ikki & Bernard, Henry

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Well illustrated, small slim 8vo, pp 126, paperback, a very good copy. [The machinations of fate have converged our paths upon the tip of the third largest island in the world - the state of Sabah on Malaysian Borneo. A mysterious place seemingly untouched by the age of globalisation and, for the uninitiated, one which can still conjure up wild images of impenetrable rainforests, impassable mountain ranges, undiscovered head-hunting tribes and a diversity of weird and untamed animals beyond one’s most vivid imagination. Travelling along the water highways of the major rivers and estuaries in Sabah, one is bound to be drawn to the unmistakable sights of little orange visages breaking through the monotonous green and brown of the forest fabric, and the boisterous honks and growls awakening the tranquillity of the forest silence. This is what brought us together on this common journey of discovery, an animal that astounded early explorers and which still fascinates many today - one that is "amazingly wonderful", yet "highly ludicrous" and "amazingly grotesqu""- the proboscis monkey. Contents include - Sabah: its forests, diversity and people, Studying the proboscis monkeys, Proboscis monkeys and their habitats, Distribution of proboscis monkeys, Activity and behavior, Social organisation, Feeding ecology, Ranging behaviour, Natural predation, Threats to proboscis monkeys, Conservation of proboscis monkeys, Ecotourism, Bibliography & Glossary.]

Title: The Natural History of the Proboscis Monkey

Author Name: Sha, John C.M.; Matsuda, Ikki & Bernard, Henry

Categories: Zoology, Mammals,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2011

ISBN Number: 9838121304

ISBN Number 13: 9789838121309

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: As New

Seller ID: 006798

Keywords: BORNEO.SABAH.MALAYSIA.SARAWAK.BRUNEI.PRIMATES.NATURAL HISTORY. ASIA.ASIAN. MAMMALS. ZOOLOGY.