Burma: The Alternative Guide

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‘No ordinary travel guide…a must read.’—Wanderlust
What is the truth about life in Burma? Elena Jotow and Nicholas Ganz’s candid guide to this troubled but beautiful country offers a refreshing, often trenchant insight into its turbulent history and present struggles as well as its most impressive sights and the remarkable warmth of the Burmese people. For travelers, would-be travelers, and anyone curious to know more about this wonderful country and the vitality of the people’s...

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Overview

‘No ordinary travel guide…a must read.’—Wanderlust
What is the truth about life in Burma? Elena Jotow and Nicholas Ganz’s candid guide to this troubled but beautiful country offers a refreshing, often trenchant insight into its turbulent history and present struggles as well as its most impressive sights and the remarkable warmth of the Burmese people. For travelers, would-be travelers, and anyone curious to know more about this wonderful country and the vitality of the people’s resistance to the current regime, this book is required reading.
Unrivaled insight into this guarded, largely unexplored countryOver 250 photographsMaps of the relevant divisions and statesHistory, the regions, ethnic peoples and key historic and cultural spotsContents: Burma at a Glance • Past and Present • Rangoon Division • Irrawaddy Division • Arakan State • Mandalay Division and Mingun • Kachin State • Shan State and Maymyo • Karen State and Kyaiktiyo • The Hidden Reality • The Struggle for Freedom • Burma in Exile

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Editorial Reviews

Real Travel
“Generously illustrated with color photographs throughout, this is essential reading for anyone visiting—or considering visiting—Burma.”
Library Journal
The allure of this travel book is the mysteriousness and magnificence of its subject. Geographer Jotow and freelance photographer Ganz—both based in Germany and founders of a group to support refugees from Burma (Myanmar)—have documented a destination where modern-day tourism is almost nonexistent. Many areas are inaccessible because of the ruling military junta, civil war, or lack of infrastructure. Jotow and Ganz describe the people as extremely warm and inviting, despite many years of economic hardship and political oppression. The book includes over 250 stunning photographs taken by the authors, eight color maps, a glossary, and useful web sites. After a general introduction, geographic sections beautifully describe and illustrate the country's natural wonders and historic travel destinations but include none of the usual recommendations for accommodation, food, and transport. The authors' strong opposition to the current military government permeates the book. VERDICT A grand and beautiful introduction to Burma for travelers, armchair travelers, or anyone interested in this little-known country.—Melinda Stivers Leach, Precision Editorial Svcs., Wondervu, CO\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500287873
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 6/29/2009
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 942,886
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Ganz is a freelance photographer and author based in Essen, Germany.

Elena Jotow is a freelance photographer and author based in Essen, Germany.

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