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Marvellous Mammals: A Wild A to Z of Southeast Asia

Publisher: Difference Engine
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  • Description
  • About the Author & Illustrator
  • We know that dogs bark, cats meow, and cows moo. But do you know dholes whistle “whee-whee”, wild boars grunt “grrt grrt”, and siamangs call out “ooh-wow-wow”?

    The Southeast Asian forests are full of incredible wildlife waiting to be discovered. In the humid nature reserves of Singapore city, high up the mountain trees of New Guinea, and in the tropical rivers of Irrawaddy, a multitude of mammals live their unseen lives. They await a bold explorer to learn their secrets. Could that explorer be you?

    In this beautifully illustrated alphabet book, wildlife ecologist Debby Ng and illustrator Darel Seow part the leaves to showcase lesser-known animals of Southeast Asia! Readers will learn about these unique mammals’ habitat, behaviour, food choices, and their relationship with humans.

  • Debby Ng is a wildlife disease ecologist, photojournalist, and National Geographic Explorer. She is also the founder of two volunteer organisations:, which aims to conserve Singapore’s coral reefs, and, which focuses on emerging infectious diseases capacity-building in Himalayan communities. Debby was a Duke University Global Fellow for Conservation Biology and Policy, and studied geography and zoology at the University of Tasmania. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions.

    Darel Seow is a visual storyteller who illustrates the tales of the natural world through his unique brand of wry wit and whimsy. An illustration graduate from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (UK), he believes in the draw of storytelling as a means of engagement, creating experiences that simultaneously excite and educate. He has previously worked with the National Museum of Singapore, the Asian Civilisation Museum, and the British Museum. Visit his website at

ISBN: 9789811815652
Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 64
Year Published: 2021
Size: 250mm x 176mm