Into the Heart of Borneo : An Account of a Journey Made In 1983 to the Mountains of Batu Tiban with Ja Paperback
'We've left a lot of men in Borneo - know what I mean?' With their SAS trainer's warnings ringing in their ears, the naturalist, Redmond O'Hanlon, and the poet, James Fenton, set out to rediscover the lost rhinoceros of Borneo.
They were loaded with enough back-breaking kit to survive two months in a steaming 95 (in the shade) jungle of creeping, crawling, biting things.
O'Hanlon could also rely on his encyclopaedic knowledge of the region's flora and fauna, and had read-up on how to avoid being eaten by anything (stick your thumbs in a crocodile's eyes, if you have time). And yet they proceeded to have an adventure that neither O'Hanlon, nor his friend, nor even his guides were remotely prepared for...'Consistently exciting, often funny, and erudite without ever being overwhelming' Punch.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages, illustrations, maps, bibliog , index
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/09/1985
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9780140073973
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Review by judithann
Recommended to me after reading the Amazone book. It was less gruesome, more about the beautiful nature of the area. Entertaining to read, but it ended a bit sudden, half-way the second exploration! The way the Ukit-teacher spoke English was fun!