Traces in the Desert Journeys of Discovery Across Central Asia

Traces in the Desert
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781845113377
  • juni 2008
  • 218 pagina's
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For five millennia, the peoples and cultures of East and West have met and mingled in Central Asia. For explorers and travellers it is a promised land, a region of white spaces on the map, forgotten cities and archaeological treasures. Christoph Baumer has spent a lifetime travelling through the countries of Central Asia, making extraordinary discoveries along the way. Traces in the Desert follows in his intrepid footsteps as he finds evidence of Indo-Europeans in the steppes of Western Mongolia, discovers lost oasis cities in the Taklamakan and unearths art treasures in Tibet. He embarks on a quest to find Genghis Khan's long-lost tomb and has numerous, occasionally hair-raising, encounters with shamans, Iranian politicians and armed Tibetan bandits. Enlightening and full of adventure, Traces in the Desert uniquely illuminates the hidden parts of Central Asia that have not just disappeared beneath the shifting sands, but also from the horizon of our memory.

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'This book is a revelation. Christoph Baumer unravels complex mysteries and shares with the reader his deep knowledge and understanding of living and lost cultures. It is also a tale of high adventure. Neither the seeker of true knowledge nor the merely inquisitive will experience disappointment. Their only regret will be when the last step is taken on Baumer's quest and the final page is turned.' John Hare

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
2008-06-30
Aantal pagina's
218 pagina's
Illustraties
Met illustraties

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Auteur
Christoph Baumer
Uitgever
I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.

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9781845113377

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2008-06-30
Subtitel
Journeys of Discovery Across Central Asia
Thema Qualifier Code
1FC
Thema Subject Code
WTLP

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