Cambodia, laos, burma myanmar, thailand, vietnam, and the yunnan province of china. Admire the exquisite costumes and graceful movements of dancers performing the apsara, cambodias famous folk dance. Aug 06, 2012 across the mekong river by elaine russell. The mekong delta is one of the most densely populated areas on earth. King of mekong is a cracking adventure story of the old school. As an aid to identification to higher taxonomic levels, a pictorial index to families and an illustrated guide to orders and families are included. Hmong women are well known for their needleart skills, a tradition of over five thousand years old.
The area includes the mekong river, which runs through china, myanmar, laos, thailand, cambodia and vietnam, and is home to more than 60 million people whose livelihoods depend on the existing water resources. Having been to vietnam, i was anxious to read edward gargans book about the mekong. Books similar to across the mekong river goodreads. The mekong is a large predictable flood pulse river. I was expecting a book about his travels on the mekong, but it is ever so much more than that. The mekong river basin indicator framework provides a consistent and streamlined approach to data collection, analysis and reporting, to help alert member countries to the key issues and trends and identify areas for further investigation and cooperation across five core dimensions environment, social, economic, climate change and cooperation.
Below china, the mekong becomes narrower, quicker, and less navigable, but it is just as important to the communities which surround it. Most of the discussion relates to the hydrological impact of impounding. Our 2nd edition will take you on a boat down the mighty mekong, visiting hilltribes in thailand, trekking tiger leaping gorge in yunnan, exploring angkors temples in cambodia, whizzing through the jungle canopy in. The book is so filled with historical facts and figures that i didnt realize it was a novel rather than a memoir until i finished it. When i planned my southeast asia trip, i knew i wanted to get to laos luang prabang after my northern thailand visit, but ignorantly didnt realize that it. Our 2nd edition will take you on a boat down the mighty mekong, visiting hilltribes in thailand, trekking tiger leaping gorge in yunnan, exploring angkors temples in cambodia, whizzing through the jungle canopy in laos and kicking back on palm. In this book, architect joep janssen gives a personal account of how vietnam and the vietnamese people cope with the consequences of climate change and urbanization. Diary of an eccentric book blog from the opening of the prologue of her new book, across the mekong river, author. The fate of 70 million people rests on the mekong river. Mekong first light is at times horrific, heartrending, and heroic, but is always brutally honest. Immerse yourself in the culture of the mekong rivercommunities. It will certainly make you think and possibly rethink your ideas on refugees. Read mekong books like the mekong and the mekong for free with a free 30day trial.
Through lifelike word pictures in the book you will be in the cockpit of the sikorsky h34 helicopter, flying over the wartorn country of laos. Over the last decade, responsible travel, tourism and hospitality subjects have increasingly been implemented in schools and university curriculum. Through the eyes of each family member, elaine russell brilliantly spins each story strand seamlessly into a deeply personal, and yet universal portrait of the immigrant experience of leaving ones homeland to begin. The mekong, or mekong river, is a transboundary river in southeast asia. Stories of man, is the product of 15 years of labor.
Apr 06, 2012 across the mekong river is a message for our time. At mekongs source in china, past and present collide the mekong river, one of the worlds longest waterways, has a long and turbulent history. This very piece of crossing the meking story has been prohited to be made and sold in communist laos. The book is so filled with historical facts and figures that i didnt realize it was a novel rather than a memoir until i.
Please find here all the packages availables for those three great destinations. Start your mekong luxury tour in siem reap, phnom penh, cambodia or saigon, vietnam. Book mekong river cruises in vietnam, cambodia click here. Hundreds and thousands of hmong were killed by the communist lao soldiers and by drowning in the mekong river. This report presents the giwa assessment of the mekong river region which comprises parts of cambodia, china, lao pdr, myanmar, thailand and vietnam. Biophysical environment of an international river basin. Jul 28, 2016 mystery of mekong travel is the specialist in business and leasures travel into the gms greater mekong subregion, especially cambodia, vietnam and laos. In her role as a board member of the mekong club, louisa leads her hybrid team of brand strategists, storytellers, creatives and digital architects, with the endeavour to use design thinking for social and business change. The scenarios were intended to be realistic, but not real. Across the mekong river by elaine russell vietnam veterans of. Tears across the mekong by marc phillip yablonka books in. Russell aptly integrates the culture clashthe familys richly drawn tension culminates in a grueling court case that affects all involved.
Missing in the mekong by duncan watt overdrive rakuten. I chose across the mekong river in preparation for our trip to the mekong river delta on a river boat, although we visited vietnam and cambodia, rather than laos, which is the subject of this book. A 2day journey on the mekong river from thailand to laos o. An excellent source for titles related to cambodia is monument books. Callaways account chronicles a soldiers painful realization of the true nature of americas war in vietnam. Mekong river inspiring moments cherish a quiet moment at the aweinspiring monuments of angkor wat, ta prohm and the angkor thom. Rapid economic development and population growth are increasing the demand for water, energy and food, necessitating more hydrodams, the intensification of agricultural and fisheries production.
Across the mekong is a book which will live with you for a long time after reading. Silkworm books in chiang mai, thailand, is seeking an inhouse englishlanguage editor and proofreader for a fulltime position beginning by may 1, 2019. China and the cascading geopolitics of lower mekong dams. Alternate cover edition for isbn 1466338105 9781466338104. We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. China and the cascading geopolitics of lower mekong dams philip hirsch much has been written on the downstream impact of chinas dams on the lancangmekong river, which flows through or along the borders of five other countries after exiting china. Often referred to as viet nams rice bowl, the delta produces upwards of 16 million tonnes of rice annually for domestic consumption and export in addition to highly productive shrimp farms, orchards and market. From the first tantalising insight into what comes later you are then thrust unto the turbulence of people lives, equally as powerful as the mightly mekong. On june 1st, we are launching an initiative to translate and publish great books from the mekong region. Each tool has been developed with businesses for businesses, following an engagement process with sectorspecific or crosssector working groups.
While there is a wealth of information about cambodia available online, print is still king. I enjoyed gargans intimate look at the people, politics, history, and culture of the countries that the mekong flows through is educational as well as entertaining. A 2day journey on the mekong river from thailand to laos connecting thailand, laos, vietnam, and cambodia is the 12th longest river in the world, mekong river or, mother of water. Silkworm books in chiang mai, thailand, is seeking an inhouse englishlanguage editor and proofreader for a. Across the mekong river paints a vivid picture of the hmong immigrant experience, exploring family love, sacrifice, and the resiliency of the human spirit to overcome tragic circumstances. Laos and its integral involvement in the vietnam war remain unknown by most. Across the mekong is a vivid account of the authors two and a half years as a helicopter pilot for air america. In 1983, former green beret jim morris four bronze stars and four purple hearts wrote a book called war story.
In doing so, the photographer returned to the waters that colored and shaped his childhood. For books and merchandise found and purchased through this search engine, i recieve a referral fee that helps support the brownwater navy web pages. Dec 31, 2004 across the mekong river is a moving account of one hmong family braving war, persecution, and trauma to find a new life in the u. Responsible travel books and resources mekong experiences.
Commemoration and consolation in ha my and my lai, attributed to allied forces operating in quang ngai province, notably units of the rok republic of korea marines, at least six large scale civilian. There are more than 250 million people living in the geographically, linguistically, and historically affiliated greater mekong subregion. Mekong press books and publishing in the greater mekong subregion. The book dispels the fog of ignorance, revealing experiences and thoughts from a host of sources, both american and laotianborn. Marc yablonkas book tears across the mekong is an excellent work. It is the worlds twelfth longest river and the seventh longest in asia. At mekongs source in china, past and present collide. Across the mekong river by elaine russell goodreads. From the opening of the prologue of her new book, across the mekong river, author elaine russell pulls you into a tale at once fascinating and engaging. We think this is a move in the right direction, but, in our opinion, responsible travel and. Nobody knows the greater mekong like lonely planet. Find books like across the mekong river from the worlds largest community of readers. Across the mekong river wins four independent book awards.
A group of adventures take a helicopter trip into the jungles of vietnam. In missing in the mekong, the nineteenth in the wallace boys series, nigel and bruce, together with singaporeans kheng peng and zainal, while returning to singapore from the sulu sea aboard the silver spray, encounter a small boat bobbing about on the wide expanse of the south china sea, apparently abandoned. We think this is a move in the right direction, but, in our opinion, responsible travel and tourism is not only for academics. Personal travel impressions both in words and images from laos mekong river laos. Across the mekong river is a moving account of one hmong family braving war, persecution, and trauma to find a new life in the u. Apr 21, 2020 the mekong river basin indicator framework provides a consistent and streamlined approach to data collection, analysis and reporting, to help alert member countries to the key issues and trends and identify areas for further investigation and cooperation across five core dimensions environment, social, economic, climate change and cooperation. High illiteracy rates and poor access to education are having a catastrophic effect on laos youngest generation. I debated whether to give the book 4 or five stars and chose four because i found that the voice of some of the characters felt stilted, flat, not quite threedemensional. The mekong club releases new tools every year, with the aim of helping companies to address modern slavery more efficiently. Its estimated length is 4,350 km 2,703 mi, and it drains an area of 795,000 km 2 307,000 sq mi, discharging 475 km 3 114 cu mi of water annually.
Laos mekong river travel story and pictures from laos. Riverine, vietnam navy, pbr, mekong, gamewarden, gunboats, navy seals, seal team, vietnam river. Their intent is to visit some of the sites of the war and to have a bit of an adventure. Liana mellotte takes a boat trip to some of the most remote villages along the mekong river to see how local libraries and ngos in luang prabang are trying to solve the problem and give lao children a chance to read, learn and engage with their cultural heritage. The journey of the mekong river takes us through china, laos, vietnam, cambodia, and thailand, across a series of diverse landscapes. Clicking on the pictures enlarges them and enables you to send the picture as a free ecard or download it for personal use, for instance, on your weblog. The illustration was taken from a hmong embroidery depicting hmong refugees escaping from laos to thailand after 1975 by crossing the deadly mekong river where thousands of hmong lost their lives. Learn from mekong experts like elsevier books reference and milton osborne. Competing with books from small and university presses as well as other independent publishers, author elaine russells novel, across the. Mystery of mekong travel is the specialist in business and leasures travel into the gms greater mekong subregion, especially cambodia, vietnam and laos. The introduction outlines the geographical, environmental and ecological factors influencing fisheries, and the basic components of the fisheries of the cambodian mekong.
Lam duc hien traveled the mekong river on a 4,200 km stretchfollowing its waters from the deltas in vietnam all the way to the its source in tibet. The mekong river massacre occurred on the morning of 5 october 2011, when two chinese cargo ships were attacked on a stretch of the mekong river in the golden triangle region on the borders of myanmar burma and thailand. Known for serving authentic cuisines from all over asia. All crew members on the two ships were killed and dumped in the river. Look no further than mekong express if you need a bus trip to vietnam or ho chi minh, siem reap, sihanouk ville for safe, reliable, cheap fare, and high speed wifi connection. Elaine russells novel across the mekong river createspace, 238 pp. Cultures like the kmhmu of the highlands of laos, thailand, vietnam, and china farm the lands along the river, and graze their livestock on the hillsides that rise along its banks.871 1301 419 1309 1101 150 1243 219 787 807 1233 299 1206 694 292 208 539 1147 217 352 1305 1622 322 469 1154 1405 1300 1465 541 609 1074 1078 1305 1004 469 402 1410 772 205 431 745 776 1400 804 1150