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Travels in Taiwan

Exploring Ilha Formosa

by Gary Heath

One of many remarkable aspects of Taiwan is the fact that unlike its neighbours, Japan and China, it has hardly been touched by English-language travel writers since Maclear Bate in the 1950s. In this book, Gary Heath sets out to remedy the shortcoming by hiking over 4000 kilometres through the mountains of Taiwan – and several smaller islands also governed from Taibei – on his own version of the Grand Tour. The account of his solitary journey abounds with descriptions of the local geology, geography and wildlife, and includes numerous encounters with aboriginal tribes.



Published 1 December 2011
ISBN 978-0-9559219-8-8
Pages 286
Format Half-letter paperback
Price £9.99 / $19.99 / €14.99


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The original edition (Royal Octavo: taller/thinner) shown below is now out of print.

Published 17 March 2009
ISBN 978-0-9559219-1-9
Pages 213
Format Royal Octavo paperback
Price Out of print