Reading ideas

If you are interested in the flora and fauna of the area, here are some popular natural history books/field guides you may like to bring with you:

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo (2007), Payne and Francis (Sabah Society Malaysia).


Phillipps’ Guide to the Mammals of Borneo and Their Ecology (Phillipps Field Guide) by Phillips. (John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd) 2016


Birds of Borneo 2nd Edition (Helm Field Guides), by Myers (Christopher Helm) 2016




Phillipps’ Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo by Phillips. (John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd) 2014


Birds of Borneo (Pocket Photo Guides), by Davison. (Bloomsbury Natural History) 2016




Forest Spiders of South East Asia, by Deeleman-Reinhold (Brill) 2010


Naturalist’s Guide to the Snakes of South-East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali by Das (John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd), 2018


A Field Guide To The Reptiles Of South-East Asia by Das (Bloomsbury Natural History) 2015




Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Borneo (Redfern’s Field Guides to Pitcher Plants) by McPherson (Redfern Natural History) 2012

Ecology of Kalimantan: Indonesian Borneo (Ecology Of Indonesia Series) by MacKinnon (Periplus) 2013




Photo Intro to: Wild Orchids of Borneo by Rice (Nature and Travel Books) 2017




A Tropical RAINFOREST: The nature of biodiversity in Borneo at Belalong, Brunei by the Earl of Cranbrook (RGS) 1994




Tropical Trees of the Pacific by Hargreaves (Hargreaves) 1970





Slipper Orchids of Borneo by Cribb, 2014





Some books that you may like to read before you visit Tanjung Puting:

Reflections of Eden: My Years with the Orangutans of Borneo by Birute M. F. Galdikas (Aug 1, 1996)

The Intimate Ape: Orangutans and the Secret Life of a Vanishing Species by Shawn Thompson and Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (Mar 1, 2010)

The Malay Archipelago, the Land of the Orang-Utan and the Bird of Paradise; A Narrative of Travel, With Studies of Man and Nature by Alfred Russel Wallace (Sep 5, 2010)

The Red Ape: Orangutans and Human Origins by Jeffrey H. Schwartz (Jan 4, 2005)

Orangutans (WorldLife Library) by Robert W. Shumaker (Nov 15, 2007)

Orangutan Odyssey by Biruté Marija Filomena Galdikas (Oct 1, 1999)

Orangutans: Wizards of the Rain Forest by Anne E. Russon (Aug 7, 2004)

Face to Face With Orangutans (Face to Face with Animals) by Tim Laman and Cheryl Knott (May 12, 2009)

Among Orangutans: Red Apes and the Rise of Human Culture by Carel van Schaik and Perry van Duijnhoven (Nov 30, 2004)

Orangutans: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation by Junaidi Payne and Cede Prudente (Mar 31, 2008)

Orangutans: Geographic Variation in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation (Oxford Biology) by Serge A. Wich, S. Suci Utami Atmoko, Tatang Mitra Setia and Carel P. van Schaik (Feb 28, 2010)

Orangutans (Welcome to the World Series) by Diane Swanson (Jan 1, 2010)

Thinkers of the Jungle by Gerd Schuster, Willie Smits and Jay Ullal (Apr 2008)

Orangutans: Their Evolution, Behavior, and Future by Gisela T. Kaplan and Lesley J. Rogers (Jan 2000)

Orangutans (Amazing Animals (Weigl)) by Michael De Medeiros (Jul 2008)

A Dark Place in the Jungle: Science, Orangutans, and Human Nature by Linda Spalding (May 1, 1999)

Among the Orangutans: The Birute Galdikas Story (The Great Naturalists) by Evelyn Gallardo (Mar 1, 1993)

Wild Man from Borneo: A Cultural History of the Orangutan by Cribb et al (Uni of Hawai’i Press), 2017

Travel books, maps and travel writing for the area:

Lonely Planet Borneo (Travel Guide), Albiston and Waters (Lonely Planet) 2016

Lonely Planet Indonesia (Travel Guide), Bell (Lonely Planet) 2016

Borneo: Sabah Sarawak Brunei (Bradt Travel Guides), Thiessen. (Bradt Travel guides) 2016

Lonely Planet Bali & Lombok (Travel Guide), Morgan (Lonely Planet) 2017

Indonesia Travel Map Fifth Edition (Periplus Travel Maps).

Borneo/Kalimantan: Itm.0985 (International Travel Maps)

Into the Heart of Borneo, O’hanlon. (Penguin) 1985

Stories and information for younger readers:

Little Sibu: An Orangutan Tale by Sally Grindley and John Butler (Mar 1999)

Orang Utan’s Play Time (Let’s Go To The Zoo!) by Laura Gates Galvin, Photographic and Jesse Cohen (Sep 1, 2002)

Baby Orangutan (San Diego Zoo Animal Library) by Julie Shively, Meredith Johnson and San Diego Zoo (Mar 2005)

The Orangutan: Forest Acrobat (Animal Close-Ups) by Christine Sourd, Albert Visage and Jean-Paul Ferrero (Jul 2001)

Orangutans (Asian Animals) (Pebble Plus: Asian Animals) by Joanne Mattern and Gail Saunders-Smith (Feb 1, 2010)

Adventures of Riley: Operation Orangutan (Adventures of Riley (Unnumbered)) by Amanda Lumry (Apr 25, 2007)

Climbing Orangutans (Pull Ahead Books) by Shannon Knudsen (Aug 2007)

Orangutans Up Close (Zoom in on Animals!) by Carmen Bredeson (Sep 1, 2008)

Orangutans (Amazing Animals (Gareth Stevens Paperback)) by Sue Kueffner (Jan 2009)

Orangutan (Heinemann Read and Learn: a Day in the Life: Rain Forest Animals) by Anita Ganeri (Sep 2010)

Olivia the Orangutan: A Tale of Helpfulness (Animal Fair Values) by Felicia Law and Mike Spoor (Dec 15, 2010)

Orangutan Baby (I Love Reading) by Monica Hughes (Jan 2006)

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