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The author mapped the poppy fields of the Golden Triangle and made studies for war, development and rehabilitation.
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Heng Thung was born in the Dutch East Indies, which later became Indonesia. He received a Bachelor of Arts in geology, a Master of Science in aerial photo studies, and a Ph.D. in transportation, regional, and city planning — all from Cornell University. It was the study of aerial photos, and later satellite imagery, which made a profound impression on him and set the course for his career. Using satellite imagery, one could map more of the world in a shorter period of time while sitting behind a stereoscope than tromping for extended periods through the bush and jungle, though Thung's work took him all around the globe. The author mapped dwellings to establish the population of villages and mapped the poppy fields of the Golden Triangle. He made studies for war and the development of countries ... and the rehabilitation of countries destroyed by war, such as Cambodia. Thung mapped the land from Thailand, Laos, Myanmar to Cambodia, from the tropical jungle of Sumatra and the veldt of Africa to the Arctic Islands of Spitzbergen north of Norway. He has lately found enjoyment in mapping the ruins of the Angkor Empire in Cambodia, making new discoveries behind Angkor's decline and the denudation of the Forest of the once mighty empire a thousand years ago. Heng Thung and his wife, Yvonne, live in Bangkok, Thailand where Dr. Thung continues to work on various projects related to his expertise.
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Book Description Lucky Press, LLC, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0971331839