Vol 1: Bumbling Through Borneo

    Bumbling Through Borneo by Tom Schmidt (ISBN 978-988-18066-5-9)

    Bumbling Through Borneo by Tom Schmidt (ISBN 978-988-18066-5-9)

    Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series:  Volume 1

    BUMBLING THROUGH BORNEO

    Written and Illustrated by Tom Schmidt

    Follow the humorous day-by-day account of Bumbling Bob, a wayward American architect, as he finds himself on an uncertain journey deep into the heart of Borneo with a small troupe of intrepid backpackers.  Share an arduous journey up the fabled Rejang River to experience life in a traditional longhouse — ending in a deadly race through virgin rainforest aboard runaway logging trucks to a world of subterranean splendor.  Discover the Malaysian state of Sarawak — a land abundant in nature’s treasures — ruled by a melting pot of cultures on a collision course with environmental catastrophe!

    PARENTAL NOTICE:  The Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series is intended for Ages 13 and above, and contains material that may not be suitable for younger readers.

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    AWARDS / RECOGNITION:

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    SILVER MEDAL WINNER

    13th Annual 2009

    INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS

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    Bronze_Moonbeam_HRBRONZE MEDAL WINNER

    3rd Annual 2009

    MOONBEAM CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS

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    NAMED ONE OF “10 BEST BOOKS ON BORNEO” IN 2012 BORNEO INSIDER’S GUIDE

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    NAMED ONE OF TOP 30 GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR EARTH DAY 2012 BY LIBRARY JOURNAL

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    BOOK STATISTICS:

    Title: Bumbling Through Borneo

    Author / Illustrator: Tom Schmidt

    ISBN: 978-988-18066-5-9

    Category: Travel / Environment /Humor

    Length: 112 pages

    Retail Price: US$12.95

    Binding: 6.14″ x 9.21″ (15.6 cm x 23.4 cm) paperback

    Additions: Maps, Travel Checklists, Internet Resources

    Illustrations: Original Line Art

    Paper Stock: Printed on FSC Mixed Sources product group from well-managed forests and recycled wood of fiber

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    BOOK REVIEWS:

    “… A travel book with a difference.  Engagingly written and amusingly illustrated in comic book-style format, it combines a rollicking backpacker’s adventure tale in the heart of Southeast Asia’s disappearing jungles with an increasingly serious environmental message.” South China Morning Post

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    “Interesting!  Recommended reading for backpackers to Borneo.” — Dato’ Dr. Dionysius Sharma, Executive Director / CEO, WWF – Malaysia

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    “Encouraging anyone to have an interest in exploration and the natural world can never be a bad thing, so Bumbling Through Borneo, which is set to entertain while imparting information, is a welcome blend of narrative with an underlying conservation message … the underlying message is excellent — adventure mixed with fact and just thing to hook a youngster into wanting to explore the world.”Descent Magazine

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    “This book is a unique approach to share stories of disappearing plants, animals, lands and waters local people need to survive.  A good blend of a tourist rough guide, conservation notes and a comic book.  A good treat for eyes and mind.” — Ahmad Fuadi, Director of Communications, The Nature Conservancy – Indonesia

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    “Bumbling Through Borneo is a classic Backpacker Yarn.  Enlightening regional info digressions from the travelers’ tale highlight environmental devastation of a global treasure.  Splendid comic book-style ink drawings illustrate the journey.  Old travelers will chuckle at the wanderers’ jams, and young ones will be inspired to hit the road.” — Judith Mayer, Coordinator, The Borneo Project

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    REVIEWS WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE:

    Click here to see the book reviewed on “DD’s Book Review”

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

    Tom Schmidt is an architect, award-winning writer, illustrator, musician, and part-time stand-up comedian.

    Born in the United States, following his studies of Architecture and Environmental Design at the University of Colorado, his wanderlust has carried him through various bumbling adventures in over 70 countries around the world, while based in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Schmidt is a licensed US architect, a LEED AP, a founding member of the Hong Kong Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and a member of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI).  He is the founder of the architectural consultancy Sepia Design Consultants Limited.

    He has resided in Hong Kong since 1997.

    Click here to see the author interviewed on “The In-Sighed Scoop”

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    CALENDAR:

    HONG KONG BOOK LAUNCH:

    Date: Wednesday, 15 April 2009

    Time: 19:00 – 22:00

    Venue: Fringe Club Gallery, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong

    RTHK3 MORNING BREW RADIO SHOW

    Date:  Wednesday, 8 April 2009

    Time:  12:10 – 12:30

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    LINKS RELATED TO THIS BOOK:

    The Borneo Project

    WWF-Malaysia

    The Nature Conservancy

    Malaysian Nature Society

    Greenpeace

    Conservation International

    Rengah Sarawak

    Green Assembly Asia

    Planetsave

    Rainforest Portal

    Forest Protection Portal

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