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Author Osborne, Milton E.
Title The Mekong : turbulent past, uncertain future / Milton Osborne.
Publication Info. New York : Grove Press, 2000.
Open Library Cover
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 Stack 2  959 O    IN LIBRARY
Description xvi, 295 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Outline Chronology of the Mekong River and Region -- Beginnings, Discovery and the Colonial Years -- Monuments, Tombs and a Great River -- A River gives Birth to an Empire -- Priests, Freebooters and Merchants: Europeans Discover the Mekong -- Filling in the Blanks on the Map: Henri Mouhot and the Rediscovery of Angkor -- The Mekong Explored: From Hope to Disappointment -- The Mekong Explored: From Disappointment to Tragedy -- Gunboats and 'Conquered Hearts': Exploration and Imperial Rivalry along the Mekong -- Navigating the Mekong: Challenge, Illusion and Defeat -- Fear and Fascination: The Colonial Years along the Mekong -- Wars and their Aftermath -- War, Failed Peace and Plans for the Mekong -- War, Victory and Defeat along the Mekong -- Tragedies of Peace -- Present Imperfect, Future Uncertain -- The Mekong at Peace: Dams, Plans and Controversies I -- The Mekong at Peace: Dams, Plans and Controversies II -- Bridges over Troubled Waters and Lands: Present Imperfect, Future Uncertain.
Subject Indochina -- Civilization.
Mekong River Valley -- Civilization.
Added Title Turbulent past, uncertain future
ISBN 0871138069
9780871138064
0802138020
9780802138026
0756766745
9780756766740