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The Girl With Ten Names: My Escape from Laos to Freedom By Mary Albanese & Choua Lee
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In 1979 eight-year-old Choua Lee, a Hmong girl, was forced to flee from her mountain village in Laos with her family. In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, they faced gun fire from guerrilla fighters,... More > starvation, and land-mines. Travelling on foot through the jungles and high mountain rainforests, Choua was separated from her sisters and feared she would never see them again. Crossing the Mekong River into Thailand, the family was reuinted at the Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, funded by the United Nations. After eight months in the refugee camp, they made their way to the US to freedom. Here on the other side of the world, Choua and her family made a brand new life for themselves. This is a story of courage and determination of a girl and her family and their love that burned so bright that it guided them through a dangerous time. Written with simple language, the story is suitable for pre-teens as well as young adults and a speedy but satisfying read for adults.< Less
Vietnam Ironclads By John M. Carrico
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Vietnam Ironclads presents a fascinating look at the specially designed armored gunboats used during the Vietnam War. This volume combines years of meticulous research with many never-before-seen... More > photographs taken by navy combat veterans, and from official government archives. Each type of riverine combatant is explained in its own chapter. The book begins with a historical overview providing insight into the unique challenges of America’s twentieth century riverine assault force. Discover the interior details of an Armored Troop Carrier, Monitor, and Assault Support Patrol Boat. Also explore the only surviving river assault craft of the Vietnam War, a program 5 Command and Communications Boat. This book will appeal to any naval history enthusiast, scale modeler, or military veteran.< Less
Xishuangbanna: the Tropics of Yunnan By Jim Goodman
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For most of its history Xishuangbanna existed as an autonomous state on the remote southern periphery of China, run by the same Dai family since the 12th century. Lying in the tropical zone, on the... More > northern rim of Southeast Asia, with flora and fauna not only unlike the rest of China, but even unique in Yunnan province, it has had close ethnic and cultural relations with its neighbors in Myanmar, Thailand and Laos. The valleys are home to the Dai nationality, while several ethnic minorities inhabit the hills. Xishuangbanna: the Tropics of Yunnan narrates the history and development of the Dai people, their culture, society and religion, from ancient times through the period of incorporation into the Chinese state. It also covers the characteristics of the lifestyle, culture and celebrations of the peoples of the mountains, as well as the economic and political changes of recent times and their effects on both hill and plain. The book contains over 280 photographs.< Less
The Terrace Builders: the Hani and their Neighbors in Yunnan's Ailao Mountains By Jim Goodman
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The rice terraces of the Ailao Mountains in southern Yunnan province, China, are some of the oldest terraced farms in Asia. First mentioned in Tang Dynasty records, these farms, 80% of which are... More > irrigated, with water running through them all year round, have been in continuous use for over a thousand years. In 2013 UNESCO declared the heartland of this area a World Heritage Site. The Terrace Builders is a detailed account of how these farms are made and used, the cities and mountains of Honghe Prefecture and the far north of Vietnam, as well as the various ethnic minorities who live there. The book pays special attention to the Hani people, the largest ethnic group in the area, and includes summaries of the culture and clothing of their neighbors the Yi, Miao, Yao, Zhuang and Dai. The book includes 300 photos of the land and its people.< Less
Children Among Us - Photography by Leo Touchet By Leo Touchet
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Photographs of children around the world by Leo Touchet, American photographer (born 1939 during his 45 years of photographing in over fifty countries
ITCHY FEET By Lara Tillett
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A full colour version of the original Itchy Feet. After living and working in London with a constant case of Itchy Feet, I decided to leave it all behind and travel the world. This is my tale of... More > being under fire in Cambodia, Travelling along the Mekong River by slowbaot in Laos, Being trapped on a smuggler bus in Vietnam, Climbing glaciers in New Zealand, Living with tribesmen in North Thailand & in the remote islands of Fiji, Farm work in Australia and much much more. A journey that was at times incredibly hard going, stressful, funny and life changing. Complete with full colour photos, maps, poems and drawings. A must read for fellow free spirited travellers.< Less
Phnom Penh: 20 Must See Attractions By Anton Swanepoel
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Nestled at the confluence of the Tonlé and Mekong Rivers, the once renowned “Pearl of Asia” stands a testament to the human spirit’s will to overcome. Phnom Penh, a name... More > that conjures images of unspeakable crimes against humanity, has been the national capital of Cambodia for over 550 years, thriving under French colonialism before losing its luster during the Khmer Rouge occupation. The city is now a hub of activity for this Indochina nation of nearly 15 million people. This book contains 20 must see attractions each with: Concise, informative attraction descriptions. How to best arrange your time. Costs, and times best to visit each attraction. Highlights: What makes the site unique. GPS Coordinates to attractions And much more… Some of the attractions, featured within the pages of this practical and easy to use travel guide, are not available or seldom included in commercial tours, but they should not be missed.< Less
Short Journeys: Laos By Andrew Boland
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Laos is a wonderful, peaceful country in South-East Asia. I enjoyed my time here immensely. There is great beauty in the land, and as a backpacker it’s a very interested if laid-back place to... More > venture. I loved my time in Luang Prabang, in the north of the country, where I took a boat on the Mekong River, visited a bear sanctuary and swam beneath a waterfall with shades of paradise. The atmosphere of the town was great, and there were some good places to eat as well. Join me as I travel further south and east to the Plain of Jars at Phonsovan, and the eye-opening Vang Vieng, finishing in the peaceful capital, Vientiane. This book is full of stories, tips and photos from one of South-East Asia's true gems - the brilliant Laos!< Less
A Trip Around the Sun - Season 1 & 2 By Janet H. Anderson
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Every year we all take a trip - a trip around the sun. But one year I decided to go a little bit farther. This is book one of a four-and-a-half-year adventure that let me see the world. Let me take... More > you with me. Come with me to India and see the burning ghats, meet a fortune teller in Agra, take a long-tail boat trip to a remote village along the Mekong River in Laos, take a trip through the backwaters of Kerala. You'll experience a few unexpected things too - six armed policemen surrounding you in Mexico, being stranded in Cambodia because your taxi driver was hauled off by the police, a hill tribesman grabbing your arm and leading you into a dance festival. You'll feel like you're right there with me. These adventure stories will leave you laughing and sighing and possibly wanting to pack up your own backpack and get going !! This is Book 1 in a series of 4< Less
A Trip Around the Sun - Season 1 & 2 By Janet H. Anderson
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Every year we all take a trip - a trip around the sun. But one year I decided to go a little bit farther. This is book one of a four-and-a-half-year adventure that let me see the world. Let me take... More > you with me. Come with me to India and see the burning ghats, meet a fortune teller in Agra, take a long-tail boat trip to a remote village along the Mekong River in Laos, take a trip through the backwaters of Kerala. You'll experience a few unexpected things too - six armed policemen surrounding you in Mexico, being stranded in Cambodia because your taxi driver was hauled off by the police, a hill tribesman grabbing your arm and leading you into a dance festival. You'll feel like you're right there with me. These adventure stories will leave you laughing and sighing and possibly wanting to pack up your own backpack and get going !! This is Book 1 in a series of 4< Less

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