Published: May 2006
Learn More
In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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"The Irrawaddy"
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State Department Background Notes, Burma
Visit this site for a more in-depth look at all of the above and information on foreign relations and travel.

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Stevenson, John. The Irrawaddy: Benevolent River of Burma. Marshal Cavendish International, 2004.

Steinberg, David I. Burma: the State of Myanmar Georgetown University Press, 2001.

NGS Resources

Lo Scalzo, Jim. "Burma." National Geographic Traveler (January/February 2004), 50-4, 67.

Lo Scalzo, Jim. "Blood, Sweat, and Toil Along the Burma Road." National Geographic (November 2003), 84-103

Swerdlow, Joel L. "Burma, the Richest of the Poor Countries." National Geographic (July 1995), 70-97.

Hodgson, Bryan. "Time and Again in Burma." National Geographic (July 1984), 90-121.

Moore, W. Robert. "Burma, Gentle Neighbor of India and Red China." National Geographic (February 1963), 153-99.

Bartlett, Charles H. "Untoured Burma." National Geographic (July 1913), 835-53.