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In the Naga's Wake

In the Naga's Wake: The First Man to Navigate the Mekong, from Tibet to the South China Sea
O'Shea Mick

Editeur - Casa editrice

Allen & Unwin Academic

  Asia
Tibet
Sud Est asiatico

Anno - Date de Parution

2007

Pagine - Pages

250

Titolo originale

In the Naga's Wake: The First Man to Navigate the Mekong, from Tibet to the South China Sea

Lingua - language - langue

eng

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In the Naga's Wake: The First Man to Navigate the Mekong, from Tibet to the South China Sea


In the Naga's Wake In the Naga's Wake  

Upon first seeing its unforgiving rapids, 20-year-old traveler Mick O'Shea began dreaming of a solo expedition down the Mekong River, from its source in Tibet to the South China Sea. This exhilarating travel novel captures O'Shea's extremely dangerous kayak adventure into the unknown through remote gorges, terrifying rapids, and deadly whirlpools, past floating headless bodies, looming dams and terrifying Chinese soldiers. Always seeking adventure and adrenaline, this explorer was immediately attracted to the Mekong's power as well as to its spiritual and cultural significance and exotic beauty. This extraordinary true story of one man's wild ride down one of the fastest and most dangerous rivers in the world is a compelling read for armchair travelers, extreme-sports fans, environmentalists, and Southeast Asia enthusiasts.

 


Recensione in altra lingua (English):

Indice
Preface vii
Map 1 Course of Mekong
ix
Map 2 Location of dams
x
Inspiration and the Mekong
1
The challenge
13
Preparation, departure and the recipe for disaster
21
A river is born
29
Euphoria on the roof of the world
47
The sparks fly
59
When all else fails
73
The back of beyond: the Mekong gorges of Tibet
89
In the shadows of Kawakarpo
107
Yunnan and the king of fat bastards
135
Shaky ground and the tidal waves of change
145
The Mekong flute master and a new rhythm of life
153
Hope and Harsh realities: the Lower Basin
161
Lands of contrast: the Lao and Thai Mekong
181
Secret wars and the settling of scores
203
Cambodia and the beating heart of the Mekong
217
The nine-headed dragon: the Vietnam delta and beyond
233
Epilogue 243
Acknowledgments 245
Bibliography 249



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