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A great book from a true conservation pioneer

  • Jan 21, 2006
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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.

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Dominic J Nardi ()
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I am a recent law school grad with an interest in Southeast Asia legal issues. Unfortunately for my checkbook, ever since high school I have been addicted to good books. I have eclectic tastes, although … more
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"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

Contents:

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.
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ISBN-10: 1559638001
ISBN-13: 978-1559638005
Author: Alan Rabinowitz
Genre: Travel, Outdoors & Nature
Publisher: Island Press
Date Published: August 2001
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