DRANSFIELD, S. 1992. The bamboos of Sabah. Sabah For. Rec. 14: xi, 94 pp, illus. Forestry Department, POB 311, 90-007 Sandakan, Sabah. ISBN 983-9554-03-4, ISSN 0128-6471. Mal$ 40.00. Bamboos have a great importance in many aspects of tropical life: they provide building material for houses, bridges, boats, pipes and flutes, cooking vessels, bottles, and cups, the young shoots are often regarded as a delicacy, the blades are used for basket-making, wrapping material, medicine, and some species are used for hedges or serve as desirable ornaments.