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Author Drollette, Dan, Jr., 1962-

Title Gold rush in the jungle : the race to discover and defend the rarest animals of Vietnam's "lost world" / Dan Drollette, Jr.

Imprint New York : Crown Publishers, c2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    591.6809 DRO    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    591.68 DRO    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxiv, 310 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [282]-294) and index.
Contents Dawn in the jungle -- A peace more dangerous than war -- An American in Vietnam -- A room at the "Hanoi Hilton" -- Roughing it in rural Vietnam -- A grand tour of the EPRC -- Vietnam's "lost world" -- At the hands of the demon called "science" -- A biological gold rush in the jungle -- The kouprey : a cautionary tale -- Cobras under the kitchen sink -- Surviving "American war" : Agent Orange -- DMZ : the thin green line -- Dragons flying in clouds -- Of turtles and second chances -- Why the rhino went extinct in Vietnam -- Vietnam's Yeti : what else is out there? -- Two futures : Angkor Wat or Kauai? -- The big picture.
Summary Details the zoological discoveries found in the jungles of Vietnam, using research gathered from biologists, conservations, and indigenous peoples to describe such animal species discoveries as a half-goat, half-ox, and a barking deer.
Subject Wildlife conservation -- Vietnam.
Rare animals -- Vietnam.
Endangered species -- Vietnam.
Jungle animals -- Vietnam.
ISBN 9780307407047 hardback
0307407047 hardback
9780307955876 (ebk.)

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