The following books are available for purchase, for further details and how to order, contact me (see home page). Overseas customers can pay by Paypal or Moneybookers.
Caves and karst of Peninsular Malaysia.
A register. Liz Price
Caves and karst of Peninsular Malaysia - A register of the limestone caves and hills of Peninsular Malaysia. It lists more than 500 hills and 700 caves. 98pp, with photos and surveys, and lots of info on Malaysian caves. There are sections on a brief history of Malaysia, karst geology, statistics of hills and caves, archaeology and history of cave exploration, 19th century visitors to Malaysian caves, modern usage, flora and fauna. There is an index of the hills and caves. Published 2001 by Gua Publications (KL). For details of how to order, contact me.
Malaysian Cave Bibliography. Liz Price
Bib Addendum 2010
Malaysian Cave Bibliography - This bibliography covers the whole of Malaysia, i.e. Peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak, and contains more than 1800 references to Malaysian caves and karst, dating from the 1700s to 1997. The references are collected from worldwide sources. In addition there is an extensive newspaper biblio covering 1968 – 1997. Other pages provide an introduction to Malaysian caves and history, and there is a map, glossary and illustrations. It is an invaluable reference work for anyone interested in limestone caves and karst, archaeology, conservation, flora and fauna, geomorphology, geology, hydrology, history etc, as well as for the sporting caver who wants to learn more about Malaysian caves. 98pp. Published 1998 by Gua Publications (KL). For details of how to order, contact me. -----------------------NEW----------------------
I am constantly updating the Bibliography. Printed copies of the updates are available, which include all additions up to the end of 2010 (Bib addendum 2010). Contact me for details.
Atlas of the Great Caves and the Karst of Southeast Asia
Atlas of the Great Caves and the Karst of Southeast Asia - Michael Laumanns & Liz Price (editors). Berliner Höhlenkundliche Berichte, (BHB) volume 40-41: Published Dec 2010.
338 pages, hundreds of cave descriptions, cave surveys and maps. In English language, with French and German abstracts.
Each country is presented in detail including topographic and karst occurrence maps as well as a description of the geological settings, the history of speleological exploration, a detailed list of the longest and deepest caves (incl. surveys), a list of useful addresses and an in-depth bibliography. Some countries also have maps showing the administrative divisions and other relevant thematic maps.
Vol. 40 covers: Introduction, geology, longest, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia (172 p.).
Vol. 41 covers: Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor East, Vietnam (166 p.).
Can be bought as a set of 2 books, or individually. Contact me for details.
Expedition Gunung Lanno
Expedition Gunung Lanno
- In November 2001 a group of speleologists from Austria, Germany and Malaysia held an expedition to Gunung Lanno, an isolated, densely forested limestone hill in the Kinta Valley, Peninsular Malaysia. The expedition searched for caves and surveyed them. During 3 weeks, 32 caves were documented and 12 km of passages surveyed. Aerial investigation via aeroplane showed higher entrances of which not all have been reached. 4 temple caves were also surveyed. The biggest discovery was Gua Puncak, which holds western Malaysia’s second largest chamber, 60 m wide and more than 180 m long. Other big caves are Gua Selari, Gua Lanno and Gua Kong Fook Ngam. The cave fauna was studied, and several new species were discovered. This report documents the results of the expedition in 2001, the pre-trips in the years 1998 and 1999, as well as an introduction into the area.
Authors: E. Geyer, P. Jeutter, S. Kogler, L. Price, J. Segl, F. Schmidt, Dr. H. Steiner, A.Wolf, S. Yian, Dr. H. Kusch, A. Örtel.
2005, hardback, A4, 240pp, 253 figures, colour and b&w photos, maps, surveys.
The natural and other histories of Batu Caves (Shaharin Yussof)
Batu Caves - This book, although relatively simple, provides information on the natural history and conservation status of the Batu Caves hill and caves. It is a new book, but is somewhat based on the 1971 book, `A Guide to Batu Caves' by Soepadmo and Ho published by MNS. The main emphasis on this 1997 book is the invertebrate fauna and ecology of the Dark Cave, and a lot of the book concentrates on Dark Cave, which is one of the longest caves in Peninsula Malaysia. The first few sections cover location and history, then conservation and scientific research history. The next is geology, then cave formation. There is also a lengthy guide to the Hindu temple caves.
1997. A5 soft cover, pp.i-ix, 1-55, +46 colour plates.
Mysterious Caves of Langkawi
Mysterious Caves of Langkawi- text by Johnny Ong and published by Dept. of Irrigation and Drainage, Ministry of Agriculture and Design Dimension, Malaysia, 1994. Hard back, 122pp, colour photos throughout, slightly smaller than A4. This coffee table book covers more than 20 caves on the renown Langkawi Islands in Kedah, Malaysia. There are colour photos on every page. Introductory sections include the geology, flora and fauna, ecotourism, conservation and location of the caves. Then each cave is listed with a description and photos.
See a longer review.
Limestone hills & caves of the Kinta Valley
Limestone hills and caves of the Kinta Valley - a coffee table book of photos capturing the stunning karst landscape of the Kinta Valley which surrounds Ipoh in the state of Perak. There are one or two colour photos on each page, although some photos go across a double page. The text is quite limited. The photos were taken over two decades, and some of the older photos used are 'historical' as they show landscapes which have now been destroyed by quarrying or development, and there is a nice photo of the laughing Buddha statue in Perak Tong which was destroyed by a major rockfall in Jan 2009. The book hopes to raise awareness of the rich natural resource that the Kinta Valley has in these stunning karst towers and caves. The city of Ipoh is surrounded by these hills which contain a wealth of biodiversity that should be preserved.
Photography by Cheang Kum Seng, written by S.L.Wong. 2009. Published by Malaysian Nature Society. Hard bound, no dust jacket , 152pp, ~ 27 x 23 cm.
© Liz Price 2005 - 2011
Last updated 13 Apr 2011