Life in the Forests of the Far East (Oxford in Asia Historical Reprints)

Spenser St. John

Editore: Oxford University Press, 1974
ISBN 10: 0195802802 / ISBN 13: 9780195802801
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Riassunto: This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1862. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XL THE PHYSICAL AND POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE DISTRICTS LYING BETWEEN GAYA BAY AND THE TAMPASUK RIVER ; * WITH A GEOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF MALUDU BAY AND THE NORTH-EAST COAST OF BORNEO. The Coast Line--The Rivers--The Bays--Gaya Bay--Abai-- Character of Interior Country--Plains--Hills--Kina Balu-- First Ascent by Mr. Low--Description of Summit--The Peaks --The Northern Ranges--Steep Granite Slopes--The Spurs-- The Main Spur--Interior Country--Distant Mountains--Plain --Villages--The Lake--Vegetation on Kina Balu--The Rivers --The Ananam--The Kabatuan--The Mengkabong--The Tawaran--The Abai--The Tampasuk--Its Interior--Political Geography--Inhabitants--The Lanuns--The Bajus--Mahomedans--Appearance--Their Women--Their Houses--Love of Cockfighting--Fine Breed of Fowls--Other Inhabitants--The Ida'an--Their Houses--Their Women--Tatooing--Comfortable House--Method of Government--No Wars--Aborigines Honest --Exceptions--Agriculture--Ploughing--Remnant of Chinese Civilization--Tobacco--Cotton--Good Soil--Amount of Population--Numerous and Extensive Villages--The Tampasuk-- The Tawaran--Mengkabong--Other Districts--Enumeration-- Manufactures -- Lanun Cloths--Trade--Difficult Travelling --Languages -- Geology -- Sandstone -- Greenstone -- Climate of Kina Balu temperate--Map--Addition--Maludu Bay-- * I have inserted this chapter, though, in fact, it contains but a summary of the geographical information collected during our two expeditions to Kina Balu, and some previous coasting voyages. I necessarily involves repetition, but I hope will prove useful to geographers who may be desirous to have the subject presented to them in one view, and it will help to elucidate the accompanying map. To render it more complete, I have added a geographical description of Maludu Bay ...

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Life In The Forests Of The Far East; Volume 2 Of Life In The Forests Of The Far East: Or, Travels In Northern Borneo; Sir Spenser St. John; Life In The Forests Of The Far East; Sir Spenser St. John

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Sir Spenser St. John

Smith, Elder and co., 1863

History; Asia; Southeast Asia; Borneo; Ethnology; History / Asia / Southeast Asia; Natural history

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Titolo: Life in the Forests of the Far East (Oxford ...
Casa editrice: Oxford University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1974
Condizione libro: very good

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Editore: Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur (1974)
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur, 1974. Hardback. Condizione libro: Very good +. Condizione sovraccoperta: very good. Facsimile edition.. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). Volume I: pp.xix, 400. 10 colour plates, hors-texte, including frontis. 2 b/w fold-out maps. Volume II: pp.xvii, 420, (2 - OUP adverts). 6 colour plates, hors-texte, including frontis. 1 b/w fold-out map. Publisher's green cloth gilt. Pictorial d/w, not clipped, faded to backstrip. Edges age-toned, rusty. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A better than Very Good set in Very Good dustwrappers. Facsimile reprints of the 1862 edition. Heavy books, requiring eye-watering and prohibitive amounts of extra postage overseas. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap. Codice libro della libreria 18211

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