"A fascinating account of inner and outer exploration and discovery in one of the last remote regions of the world - sharp-eyed, insightful, candid, and well written." - Peter Matthiessen, author of The Snow Leopard
ch. 1. Yangon, 1993 -- ch. 2. Tarnished golden land -- ch. 3. Of rhinos and sea-gypsies -- ch. 4. Gateway to the North -- ch. 5. Last prayers at Shwedagon -- ch. 6. Into the triangle -- 7. Savage land -- ch. 8. For the love of salt -- ch. 9. In the shadow of Hkakabo Razi -- ch. 10. Lost tribes of Tibet -- ch. 11. Pygmies of the Adung Wang Valley -- ch. 12. The last village -- ch. 13. Touching the snow -- ch. 14. Child of beyond -- ch. 15. Back into the world -- ch. 16. Genetic fingerprints -- ch. 17. The mysterious leaf deer -- ch. 18. The ghost valley -- ch. 19. Through the looking glass -- ch. 20. The return.
This is really an inspiring book. While some people debate whether any environmental work in Burma is worth it, Rabinowitz shows how through perseverance and dedication one can make a positive difference in Burma. I appreciate how open and honest he is. Rabinowitz does not emerge as a hero or saint (as some of his emotions may belie), but he does come across as an true and decent person. I only wish he updated the book to include his more recent adventures in Burma.