Kinabalu

By: Van der Ent, Antony

Price: £45.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


Well illustrated, large horizontal quarto, pp vii, 152, this is a new copy and still in its publisher's shrinkwrap, but in transit the spine head and tail, and corners are very slightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy in dustwrapper. Weighs over 2 kilos before packing - extra postage will be necessary. [Absolutely stunning photography. Mount Kinabalu (4095 m) in the East Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Borneo is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and the mountains of New Guinea, as well as the most biodiverse place on earth for its size with an unparalleled ecology with many endemic species. Scientific research undertaken over the last 160 years has recorded over 5500 plant species comprising over 200 plant families in an area roughly 3040 km in size, making it truly a pinnacle of biodiversity. Mount Kinabalu also has the richest orchid flora in the world. Half of all Borneos birds, mammals, reptilian species and amphibian species including many rare and endangered species occur on Mount Kinabalu; these include approximately 90 species of lowland mammals and 22 montane mammal species and 326 bird species. The Park was established in 1964, and includes Mount Kinabalu, and the little-known Mount Tambuyukon (2579 m), the highest ultramafic mountain in Asia. As a World Heritage Site, Kinabalu Park is also the most important tourism hotspot in Sabah with close to 500,000 visitors annually, of whom about 10% make it to the highest point in Borneo, a tough 2-day climb.]

Title: Kinabalu

Author Name: Van der Ent, Antony

Categories: Travel, Natural History, Geology, Mountaineering & Caving,

Edition: First Edition.

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2013

ISBN Number: 9838121428

ISBN Number 13: 9789838121422

Binding: Pictorial laminated boards

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 008672

Keywords: geology.mountaineering.mountains.borneo.travel.natural history.,