Seller: voyagerpress (9,205) 100%, Location: Blaine, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372381629821 ...rare books at fair prices...! Search by Topic Africa America - North America -South Arabia - Middle East Arctic - Antarctic Asia - Central Asia - China & Japan Asia - Southeast Australia & Pacific Bibliographies Europe Globes Graphic Arts Literature Maps & Prints Mountaineering Natural History Russia Sciences Signed & Inscribed Sir Richard F. Burton Title: The Oxford University Expedition to Sarawak. Author: HARRISON, T.M. Publisher: London: Royal Geographical Society, 1933. Item is in ORIGINAL Condition, With Blue Wrappers - As Issued, Complete with All the Ads!!! Item is in ORIGINAL Condition, With Blue Wrappers - As Issued, Complete with All the Ads!!! Notes & Condition: This is an exceptional account of the Oxford University Sarawak Expedition of 1932, whose objective was to make a detailed scientific survey, geographical, zoological and botanical, in the Dulit area of Central Sarawak, a Malaysian State on the northern part of Borneo Island. Which detailed information and illustration on the the Dulit mountain range, navigating the rapids in the upper reaches of the Tinjar, the native inhabitants living along the Tinjar and their customs, poisonous snakes, trophy heads and graves of Chiefs. Excerpt: "The Oxford University Sarawak (Borneo) Expedition, 1932, went out in order to make a detailed scientific survey - geographical, zoological, and botanical-in the Dulit area of Central Sarawak. Borneo mountains above 3000 feet have a unique flora and fauna, and this made Mount Dulit (4800 feet) particualarily attractive. The duration of the expedition, June 1932 to January 1933, was controlled by University terms, and meant we had to work partly in the rainy season." End Excerpt. In the 1940's Harrisson went on a strategic mitiltary operation where he and the other leaders established in Borneo a greater degree of control and administration over the natives in the interior of Borneo, and where Harrisson gained the confidence of the people of the country in that diffucult time. This was an ambitious and courageous expedition for those who went into enemy-occupied country by parachute, submarine, or flying-boat at a time when almost nothing was known of the conditions or likely reactions of the native inhabitants. He learned of the "Hill Peoples", specifically the Muruts, Potoks, Milaus, Brians, Kelabits, and the Sabans and Tabuns, including the complicated distribution and population within the 10,000 square miles of the chaotic network of valleys and rivers. He also came to understand their social seniority, language, housing, headhunting, wardrobe and lifestyle. This is a most compelling narrative on Central Sarawak and the fascinating inhabitants of Borneo. 25 pages. Includes numerous plates and a sketch map. Original condition with blue wrappers, titles to front, and containing all the ads. This is a complete issue, seldom found in such good and original condition. Borneo was visited by the Portuguese in 1521, and shortly thereafter by the Spanish, who established trade relations with the island. The Dutch arrived in the early 1600s, and the English c.1665. Dutch influence was established on the west coast in the early 1800s and was gradually extended to the south and east. The British adventurer James Brooke took the north edge of the island in the 1840s, and what is now Sabah was declared a British protectorate in 1882, Sarawak and Brunei in 1888. The final boundaries were defined in 1905. In World War II the island was held by the Japanese from 1942 to 1945. It is the largest island of the Malay Archipelago and third largest island in the world. It is located South West of the Philippines and North of Java. Indonesian Borneo (called Kalimantan by the Indonesians) covers over 70% of the total area, and the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak and the sultanate of Brunei stretch across the north coast. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.