Since the end of the 16th century, the edible nests of swiftlets have roused the curiosity of European travellers to South-east Asia, while at the same time providing one of the most important constituents of traditional Chinese medicine. For both cultures - western and eastern - this book clarifies the nature of these nests, the lives of the birds that build them, and the exploitation of this highly valuable natural resource. With bibliography and index.
Swiftlets of Borneo: Builders of Edible Nests
AuthorsLim Chan Koon & Earl of Cranbrook
PublisherNatural History Publications (Borneo)