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