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The Last Barbarians: The Discovery of the Source of the Mekong in Tibet.

Peissel, Michel.

Published by Henry Holt, 1997
ISBN 10: 0805045341 / ISBN 13: 9780805045345
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Title: The Last Barbarians: The Discovery of the ...

Publisher: Henry Holt

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition


First edition, 8vo, 253pp, black paper covered boards, cloth spine, map endpapers, index, 8pp photographs, Near Fine hardcover, in Very Good pictorial dustjacket. A 1994 journey into occupied Tibet in search of the source of the Mekong amongst the nomadic tribes known to the Chinese as the last barbarians. Bookseller Inventory # 1144

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Synopsis: Seizing the barest of opportunities to explore deep into occupied Tibet, Michel Peissel accomplished what scores of Western explorers had tried and failed to do for more than 100 years: to find the source of the Mekong River, in the ice-strewn fields on the "roof of the world." This immensely readable account chronicles his successful endeavor in 1994. of color photos.

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