"Shwe Lu Maung, Ph.D., is a former Burmese guerrilla who later became a biological scientist. He has more than 60 scientific publications and six books on Burmese culture and politics. He is a living authority on his native Rakhine (Arakan) state. His major interest lies in the impact of science in human civilization. Before settling in the USA, he spent decades living both in Burma and Bangladesh."