Title:The Last Barbarians: The Discovery of the Source of the Mekong in Tibet
Publisher:Henry Helt and Company
Remarks:B&W and Colour Photographs and Index.
Size:182 x 242 mm
An expert on Tibetan history shares his memories of a rare expedition into forbidden areas of Tibet that charted the origins of the Mekong River. Seizing the barest of opportunities to explore deep into occupied Tibet, Michel Peissel accomplished what scores of Western explorers had tried and failed to do for more than 100 years: to find the source of the Mekong River, in the ice-strewn fields on the "roof of the world." This immensely readable account chronicles his successful endeavor in 1994. of color photos.