Swiftlets of Borneo - Builders of Edible Nests

By: Lim Chan Koon & the Earl of Cranbrook

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NEW. Second edition. Very well illustrated, 8vo, pp (2), 170, pictorial laminated boards, dustwrapper, a very good copy. [The first book to clearly study the complicated ecology of these birds. With chapters on exploitation, conservation, and birds'-nest cave management. Since the close of the 16th century AD, the edible nests of swiftlets have roused the perplexed curiosity of European travellers to South-east Asia, while at the same time providing one of the most important constituents of traditional Chinese medicine. For both cultures-western and eastern-this book clarifies the nature of these nests, the troglodytic lives of the birds that build them, and the exploitation of this highly valuable natural resource. Borneo is now the world's most important source of wild edible nests. These are built by three species of swiftlets. Regional differences in management of swiftlets in the various limestone caves of Borneo are reviewed. The authors also describe the emergence of swiftlet house-farming, which they see as inevitable. For many readers this section of the book will be of great interest, outlining the hope of an amalgam between a prosperous domestic industry and sustainable management of wild populations.]

Title: Swiftlets of Borneo - Builders of Edible Nests

Author Name: Lim Chan Koon & the Earl of Cranbrook

Categories: Ornithology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: 2014

ISBN Number: 9838121487

ISBN Number 13: 9789838121484

Binding: Pictorial boards

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 002757

Keywords: SWIFTS. ORNITHOLOGY. BORNEO. BIRDS. FOOD. CULINARY. ORIENTAL CUISINE. COOKERY. COOKING. BIRDS'-NEST SOUP. MALAYSIA. SUMATRA. KINABALU. INDONESIA. Birds.