This book details the accounts of three expeditions into the interior of Virachey National Park in Ratanakiri Province of Northeastern Cambodia, as well as an excursion into the forests of Mondulkiri Province. The author and his Khmer-Lao and indigeus guides penetrate the remote canyons near the Laos border, a lost world of tropical jungles and remote grasslands that are kwn only to a handful of poachers and loggers. This book also describes the animist tribes who live on the park's periphery, including the Brao, Kreung, Tampuan and Bung highlanders. This work of n-fiction is also concerned with the endangered wildlife that persists within the park's boundaries, such as tigers, clouded leopards, leopards, Asiatic elephants, gibbons, douc langurs, hornbills, and much more. For those interested in the natural history and indigeus cultures of Cambodia and Southeast Asia -as well as the current threats to the region- this book will be of interest.
Dr. Gregory McCann is a graduate of the City University of New York. He has a Masters in English Literature from the University of Alaska Anchorage, received his PhD from Tamkang University's Department of English in Taipei, and is an Associate Professor at Chang Gung University in Taiwan, where he lives with his wife and son.