Beyond the Last Village: A Journey of Discovery in Asia's Forbidden Wilderness / Edition 1

Beyond the Last Village: A Journey of Discovery in Asia's Forbidden Wilderness / Edition 1

by Alan Rabinowitz
     
 

Relating both a scientific adventure and a personal journey, Rabinowitz's memoir describes his travels in the most remote areas of Myanmar, between the eastern edge of the Himalayas and the mountains of western China. A zoologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York, Rabinowitz was the first foreign scientist allowed into the far northern region in… See more details below

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Relating both a scientific adventure and a personal journey, Rabinowitz's memoir describes his travels in the most remote areas of Myanmar, between the eastern edge of the Himalayas and the mountains of western China. A zoologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York, Rabinowitz was the first foreign scientist allowed into the far northern region in almost 50 years; he documented a previously unknown species of deer and helped establish the 1,500-square-mile Hkakabo Razi National Park. He also came to terms with pain from his past and rediscovered his dedication to protecting the natural world. Includes eight leaves containing color photos taken by the author.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559638005
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
02/15/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Alan Rabinowitz is Director of the Science and Exploration Program at the Wildlife Conservation Society based in the Bronx, New York. He is a frequent contributor to Natural History and is the author of two previous books: Jaguar (Island Press, 2000) and Chasing the Dragon's Tail (Doubleday, 1991).

Table of Contents

Author's NoteXIII
PrologueXV
Chapter 1Yangon, 19931
Chapter 2Tarnished Golden Land5
Chapter 3Of Rhinos and Sea-Gypsies13
Chapter 4Gateway to the North25
Chapter 5Last Prayers at Shwedagon43
Chapter 6Into the Triangle61
Chapter 7Savage Land71
Chapter 8For the Love of Salt89
Chapter 9In the Shadow of Hkakabo Razi101
Chapter 10Lost Tribes of Tibet123
Chapter 11Pygmies of the Adung Wang Valley135
Chapter 12The Last Village147
Chapter 13Touching the Snow165
Chapter 14Child of Beyond179
Chapter 15Back into the World187
Chapter 16Genetic Fingerprints203
Chapter 17The Mysterious Leaf Deer213
Chapter 18The Ghost Valley231
Chapter 19Through the Looking Glass247
Chapter 20The Return259
Epilogue273
Acknowledgments279
Selected Bibliography283
Index291

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