Traces In The Desert: Journeys Of Discovery Across Central Asia


by Baumer, Christoph

Traces In The Desert: Journeys Of Discovery Across Central Asia

Price:  US$45.03   (SGD56.29*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 218 pages
Published:  2008, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9781845113377
SB#:  044731 (651)

About This Book

Christoph Baumer has spent a lifetime travelling through the countries of Central Asia, making extraordinary discoveries along the way. This book 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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