20 Dec 2013

This book was written by Antony van der Ent, based on years of experience during expeditions in Mount Kinabalu Park. He has also provided all photos for the book. This large format book (40 x 40 cm) showcases the spectacular natural history, landscapes and immense biodiversity of Mount Kinabalu Park in Sabah (Malaysia) on the island of Borneo.

The main feature of the Park is Mount Kinabalu, at 4095 m above sea level the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea. The Park is also renowned for hosting the worlds greatest plant diversity per-unit-area with over 5,000 plant species known from just 30 x 40 km. These species include famous examples, such as the Rafflesia and carnivorous pitcher plants (Nepenthes). Much of the photography in the book depicts remote areas almost never visited by humans, and shows unexpected sides of the famous landmark, including one of the worlds deepest ravines ('Low's Gully'). Antony is a PhD scholar at The University of Queensland, and his PhD research focusses on the ecology of ultramafic plants in Mount Kinabalu Park.