Mad about the Mekong

exploration and empire in South-East Asia

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Author: John Keay

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 294

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A dramatic journey that both retraces the historic voyage of France's greatest 19th-century explorer up the mysterious Mekong river and paints a portrait of the river and its peoples today.

Water and Power

Environmental Governance and Strategies for Sustainability in the Lower Mekong Basin

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Author: Mart A. Stewart,Peter A. Coclanis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319904000

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 362

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This book brings together a talented international group of scholars, policy practitioners, and NGO professionals that explores a range of issues relating to environmental, developmental, and governing challenges on the Mekong, one of the world’s greatest rivers and, alas, one of the most endangered. The book is divided into three sections devoted in turn to historical perspectives on the Lower Mekong Basin. Issues relate to livelihood strategies, environmental threats, and adaptation strategies; and various aspects of river governance, with individual authors treating questions of governance at different levels of refraction and in different registers. The result is a fresh and innovative collection of essays, which, taken together, provide much-needed new perspectives on some of the most important and seemingly intractable environmental and development issues in contemporary Asia.

Colliding Continents

A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet

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Author: Mike Searle

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191652490

Category: Science

Page: 464

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The crash of the Indian plate into Asia is the biggest known collision in geological history, and it continues today. The result is the Himalaya and Karakoram - one of the largest mountain ranges on Earth. The Karakoram has half of the world's highest mountains and a reputation as being one of the most remote and savage ranges of all. In this beautifully illustrated book, Mike Searle, a geologist at the University of Oxford and one of the most experienced field geologists of our time, presents a rich account of the geological forces that were involved in creating these mountain ranges. Using his personal accounts of extreme mountaineering and research in the region, he pieces together the geological processes that formed such impressive peaks.

China: A History

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Author: John Keay

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007372086

Category: History

Page: 512

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Three thousand years of Chinese history in an accessible and authoritative single volume.

The Spice Route

A History

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Author: John Keay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780719561993

Category: Spice trade

Page: 286

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An exotic saga with the tang of drama in every voyage, The Spice Route transports the reader from the dawn of history to the ends of the earth The Spice Route is one of history's great anomalies. Shrouded in mystery, it existed long before anyone knew of its extent or alignment. Spices came from lands unseen, possibly uninhabitable, and almost by definition unattainable; that was what made them so desirable. Yet more livelihoods depended on this pungent traffic, more nations participated in it, more wars were fought over it, and more discoveries resulted from it than from any other global exchange. In a bid to discover and exploit the spice route, mankind first passed beyond his known horizons to probe the limits of our planet. Epic was the quest, and in this major new study, epic is the treatment as John Keay pieces together a historical process that spans three millennia and a geographical progression that encircles the world.

UNBREAKABLE (Murder on the Mekong, Book 1)

Vietnam War Psychological Thriller

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Author: Hart Rivers

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 1947833820

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

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". . . a chilling and astonishing novel by authors who know their way around a story." ~Peggy Webb, USA Today bestselling author Freshly Minted Child Psychiatrist Endures the Lost Minds, Lives and Loves of the Vietnam War in UNBREAKABLE, a Tale of Terror, Humanity and Survival by Hart Rivers -- Nha Trang, Vietnam, 1969 -- Innocence is often the first casualty of war. Such is the case for Dr. Israel (Izzy) Moskowitz, drafted from his residency at Columbia University to the 99KO, the Army’s frontline psychiatric unit of the 8th Field Hospital. Having left his fiancée in New York, Izzy, along with his new friend, Dr. Gregg Kelly, is ill-prepared for the death and carnage of the horrific war that greets him. J.D. Mikel arrives at the 99KO, presumably as another "shrink" but it's quickly apparent that he's really a "spook"--the CIA's most devious spy/assassin--undercover in search of a so-called Ghost Soldier responsible for the gruesome murders of U.S. troops. He recruits the reluctant Izzy and Gregg as his assistants for their psychological expertise since there could be a military personnel nut job on the loose. Izzy--already questioning his own sanity after witnessing multiple traumatic events--realizes he must quickly find a stronger, craftier, more resilient version of himself. Along the Mekong River, amidst soldiers losing their minds, mortar attacks, death and the heat of hell's fire, Izzy, Gregg and J.D. discover the true depth of friendship in a shared quest to become UNBREAKABLE. Publisher's Note: Readers should be prepared for death and graphic violence consistent with the true nature of the Vietnam war. Previously titled as MAKING A KILLING, UNBREAKABLE is a tightly woven psychological thriller that reflects the real-world experience and knowledge of the author team. Fans of Dan Hampton, Larry Chambers, Joe Hart, Doug Stantan and Karl Marlantes will not want to miss this military historical fiction series. "Smart, well-crafted, and tense!" ~The Book Review "What a roller coaster ride of a story! Impossible to put down . . . everything a page turning book should be." ~Book Bug ". . . dirty and gritty, showing a not often seen side of the Vietnam War." ~Shannon Gonzalezon Murder on the Mekong Series UNBREAKABLE BLINDSPOT (novella) UNKNOWABLE UNSPEAKABLE Meet the Authors: Hart Rivers is the pen name for bestselling co-authors John L. Hart and Olivia Rupprecht. John, creator of the Murder On The Mekong series, has been a practicing psychotherapist for over 40 years, starting in Vietnam where he was a psychology specialist. He received his doctorate from the University of Southern California, is an internationally respected lecturer, has been a consultant to the nation of Norway for their Fathering Project, and maintained a private practice in Los Angeles for twenty years. His time is divided between Hawaii--where he enjoys snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, and is a featured artist at the Mauna Kea Hotel--and Vancouver Island, B.C., where he is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Olivia is an award-winning author whose novels have sold worldwide, and Series Developer of True Vows, the groundbreaking series of reality-based novels from HCI Books. She lives in a historic tavern on a lake in Wisconsin.

BLIND SPOT (Murder on the Mekong, A Novella)

Vietnam War Psychological Thriller

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Author: Hart Rivers

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 1947833847

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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When A CIA Assassin's Lover is Kidnapped, There Will Be Killing in BLIND SPOT, a Murder on the Mekong Novella by Hart Rivers -- The Highlands Jungle, Vietnam, 1969-70 -- J.D. Mikel is an enigma of a man, a CIA agent of many disguises. Seemingly a man without a heart and invulnerable, he's fallen in love with Kate Morningside. JD realizes his BLINDSPOT when Kate is kidnapped by The Pale Man, a wealthy sadist competing for the lucrative heroin trade in Vietnam. To save Kate, JD needs the help of his step-brother, Zhang, who owns the poppy fields the CIA is determined to get their hands on. JD goes in search of Zhang as trouble follows him into the jungle Highlands in the midst of the Vietnam War and straight to a group of trained killers. Publisher's Note: Readers should be prepared for death and graphic violence consistent with the true nature of the poppy trade and the Vietnam war. BLINDSPOT is a tightly woven psychological thriller novella that reflects the real-world experience and knowledge of the author team. Fans of Dan Hampton, Larry Chambers, Joe Hart, Doug Stantan and Karl Marlantes will not want to miss this military historical fiction series. "Smart, well-crafted, and tense!" ~The Book Review "What a roller coaster ride of a story! Impossible to put down . . . everything a page turning book should be." ~Book Bug ". . . dirty and gritty, showing a not often seen side of the Vietnam War." ~Shannon Gonzalezon Murder on the Mekong Series UNBREAKABLE BLINDSPOT (novella) UNKNOWABLE UNSPEAKABLE Meet the Authors: Hart Rivers is the pen name for bestselling co-authors John L. Hart and Olivia Rupprecht. John, Creator of the Murder On The Mekong series, has been a practicing psychotherapist for over 40 years, starting in Vietnam where he was a psychology specialist. He received his doctorate from the University of Southern California, is an internationally respected lecturer, has been a consultant to the nation of Norway for their Fathering Project, and maintained a private practice in Los Angeles for twenty years. His time is divided between Hawaii--where he enjoys snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, and is a featured artist at the Mauna Kea Hotel—and Vancouver Island, B.C., where he is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Olivia is an award-winning author whose novels have sold worldwide, and Series Developer of True Vows, the groundbreaking series of reality-based novels from HCI Books. She lives in a historic tavern on a lake in Wisconsin

Don's Nam

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Author: Franklin D. Rast

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581128499

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 399

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Don's Nam is a vivid first-person account of war in Vietnam centered around the daily activities of the Orient Express, it is a story unlike any other account of the war. Written from a diary, and documented with operational reports, eyewitness accounts, journals, and photos, Rast eloquently and passionately takes the reader on a gut-wrenching roller coaster ride of horror, courage, and sacrifice that the headlines and TV news never saw. It is essential, poignant reading for those veterans who were in 'Nam and cannot forget, and also for those who were not there, but strive to understand the electrifying intensity of what war is about. Ride the primitive roads on dangerous convoys with the men of the Orient Express, and get a true feeling what it was like to be ambushed or mined in 1969 and 1970. Experience "Rat Patrols," rocket attacks, reconnaissance missions, and the political intrigue that made the war so difficult to fight using conventional methods. The men's stories, taken down in his muddy diary, and kept locked in an old army footlocker for twenty-eight years, jump to life off the pages and leave the reader crying, laughing, or just plainly boiling with rage as this dramatic account of the Vietnam war unfolds in a story that is truly spellbinding. Professor Gilda M. Agacer Monmouth University Editor

Mekong Kids

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Author: Khemachat

Publisher: Silkworm Books

ISBN: 1943932050

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 204

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Tubby, nine-year-old Boom lives in a village in northeastern Thailand on the Mekong River. As he rides to school in his trishaw every morning, the other boys yell at him and call him names. Boom has no friends. How do you make friends? he wonders. Things begin to change when his mother takes him to a festival at the village school where she teaches. Boom helps his team win the tug-of-war competition, and he ends up with a friend! One friend brings more friends. Boom’s days become very full—swimming in the river, camping out, hunting lizards, playing football—and it is Boom’s goodness that helps create a network of close friends within and beyond his village community. Mekong Kids is a translation of Luk Mae Nam Khong (ลูกแม่น้ำโขง) (2001), the award-winning Thai-language novel. Highlights • The main character learns to take responsibility for his actions, overcome his fears, bridge barriers, and help enemies become friends. He displays integrity, thoughtfulness, loyalty, kindness, sincerity, and courage. • Friendship is shown to override social and national barriers. • The distinctive setting of northeastern Thailand adds rich cultural themes. • A map, cultural notes, discussion questions, and a glossary are included.