Peter Ashton: A legacy written in trunk, limb and leaf

Friday, July 18, 2008 - 10:35 in Earth & Climate

They were in a bind, no doubt about it.Wearing little but cotton shorts, the four men huddled on a streambank deep in the Bornean rainforest. Water dripped from their soggy clothes, making muddy pools around their feet as they assessed the situation.They were surrounded by a forest so vast that it would take three days walking just to reach the nearest house. They had no food, no shoes, not even a more

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