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Beyond the Last Village free pdf In 1993, Alan Rabinowitz, called "the Indiana Jones" of wildlife science by The New York Times, arrived for the first time in the country of Myanmar, known until 1989 as Burma, uncertain of what to expect. Working under the auspices of the Wildlife Conservation Society, his goal was to establish a wildlife research and conservation programme and to survey the country's wildlife. He succeeded - not only discovering a species of primitive deer completely new to science but also playing a vital role in the creation of Hkakabo Razi National Park, now one of Southeast Asia's largest protected areas. This text takes the reader on a journey of exploration, danger, and discovery in this remote corner of the planet at the southeast edge of the Himalayas, where tropical rain forest and snow-covered mountains meet. As we travel through this "lost world" - a mysterious and forbidding region isolated by ancient geologic forces - we meet the Rawang, a former slave group, the Taron, a solitary enclave of the world's only pygmies of Asian ancestry, and Myanmar Tibetans living in the furthest reaches of the mountains. We enter the territories of strange, majestic-looking beasts that few people have ever heard of and fewer have ever seen - golden takin, red goral, blue sheep, black barking deer. The survival of these ancient species is now threatened, not by natural forces but by hunters with snares and crossbows, trading body parts for basic household necessities. The powerful landscape and unique people the author befriends help him come to grips with the traumas and difficulties of his past and emerge a man ready to embrace the world anew. Interwoven with his scientific expedition in Myanmar, and helping to inform his understanding of the people he met and the situations he encountered, is this more personal journey of discovery.

About Alan Rabinowitz

Alan Rabinowitz is Director of the Science and Exploration Program at the Wildlife ConservationSocietybased 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). "

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Author : Alan Rabinowitz
Publisher : Shearwater Books,US
Data Published : 31 March 2003
ISBN : 1559637994
EAN : 9781559637992
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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