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

Peissel, Michel.

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ISBN 10: 0805045341 / ISBN 13: 9780805045345
Published by Henry Holt, 1997
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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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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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

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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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Peissel (Dangerous Environments, Chelsea House, 1993) is a British-educated French authority on Tibet, which he has visited frequently. This book recounts his 1994 expedition to "discover" the headwaters of the Mekong River. There is much description of the more hidden parts of this remote land and the Khamba people who inhabit it. To get permission to enter the area, Peissel claimed his purpose was to do research on the remarkable native horses. An incurable romantic, he often rails against the modern age and the Chinese intrusions and at times gives the reader more of himself than of Tibet. Yet he is informed and interesting, and this book is an important contribution for general readers and specialists. Americans learned much about the mouth of the Mekong River during the Vietnam War: here we are shown the other end. A recent, more political book is Barbara Erickson's Tibet: Abode of the Gods (LJ 4/1/97). Recommended for public and academic libraries.?Harold M. Otness, Southern Oregon Univ. Lib., Ashland
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