René Leon Bourret (1884–1957) And Les Tortues De L’indochine

Das, Indraneil (2005) René Leon Bourret (1884–1957) And Les Tortues De L’indochine. In: Les Tortues De L’indochine Avec Une Note Sur La Pêche Et L’élevage Des Tortues De Mer Par F. Le Poulain. The R. A. Javitch Natural History Rare Book Foundation . Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, pp. 5-13. ISBN 0916984648

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*Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 94300, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia. rench Indo-China, or Indo-Chine Française, comprising modern Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, as well as the territory of Kwangchowan — a small peninsula along the southern coast of present day Guangdong Province, China, was surely the jewel in the crown of France’s colonial holdings. From 1859 until the end of the bitter Franco-Viet Minh War (1946–1954), France sent many of her sons to this, arguably her greatest colony. Among the earliest travelers of note were Henri Mouhot (1826–1861), pioneering photographer, scientific collector and writer and François Garnier (1839–1873), naval officer and explorer of the Mekong (circa. 1886). Mouhot is credited with the discovery, or at least extensive documentation (based on a visit in 1859), of the temples of Angkor-Wat, a fabulous lost city in the middle of a jungle in what is now Cambodia, whereas Garnier was a staunch nationalist, set on outdoing British colonial achievements. They were followed by many biologists, geologists, geographers and others whose accumulated discoveries constitute part of the substantial French contribution to the science and exploration of the Far East

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: René Leon Bourret (born 28 January 1884), geologist and herpetologist, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 17 May 2019 07:18
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 07:18
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/24967

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