Includes bibliographical references (pages -342) and index.
Entry -- To the Far Nam Nyang -- Circling back : Nakai, again -- Upriver : the Poung of the Nam Mon -- Appendix. Pronunciation, nomenclature, and acronyms.
"In 1992, in a remote mountain range, a team of scientists discovered the remains of an unusual animal with exquisite long horns. It turned out to be a living species new to Western science -- a saola, the first large land mammal discovered in fifty years. Rare then and rarer now, a live saola had never been glimpsed by a Westerner in the wild when Pulitzer Prize finalist and nature writer William deBuys and conservation biologist William Robichaud set off to search for it in central Laos. The team endured a punishing trek up and down white-water rivers and through mountainous terrain ribboned with the snare lines of armed poachers who roamed the forest, stripping it of wildlife"--Dust jacket flap.