EDWARDS, I.D., A.A. MACDONALD & J. PROCTOR (Eds.). 1993. Natural History of Seram, Maluku, Indonesia. x + 240 pp, illus. Intercept Ltd., Andover, U.K. ISBN 0-946-707-82-0. Price unknown. This volume contains 12 chapters on various aspects of the natural history of Seram (Ceram), written by 20 authors. In it the results are summarized of two scientific expeditions in 1987, known as ‘Operation Raleigh’ to Manusela National Park in Central Ceram (186,000 ha, highest point G. Binaya, 3000 m). Raleigh expeditions offer opportunities to young volunteers to support scientists in carrying out field research projects.