The Lost Heart of Asia

The Lost Heart of Asia

eBook - 2011
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A land of enormous proportions, countless secrets, and incredible history, Central Asia was the heart of the great Mongol empire of Tamerlane and scene of Stalin's cruelest deportations. A remote and fascinating region in a constant state of transition--never more so than since the collapse of the Soviet Union--it encompasses terrain as diverse as the Kazakh steppes, the Karakum desert, and the Pamir mountains. In The Lost Heart of Asia, acclaimed, bestselling travel writer Colin Thubron carries readers on an extraordinary journey through this little understood, rarely visited, yet increasingly important corner of the world.
Publisher: [S.l.] : HarperCollins e-books, 2011.
ISBN: 9780062104724
0062104721
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Summary: A land of enormous proportions, countless secrets, and incredible history, Central Asia was the heart of the great Mongol empire of Tamerlane and scene of Stalin's cruelest deportations. A remote and fascinating region in a constant state of transition--never more so than since the collapse of the Soviet Union--it encompasses terrain as diverse as the Kazakh steppes, the Karakum desert, and the Pamir mountains. In The Lost Heart of Asia, acclaimed, bestselling travel writer Colin Thubron carries readers on an extraordinary journey through this little understood, rarely visited, yet increasingly important corner of the world.

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ClaireM_W
Mar 01, 2011

A skilled writer, with a poetic style for describing setting and people. C.T. has an eye for the details that capture your attention - you are there too. His vocabulary is well up past the high school level - a delight. Not a book you can finish at one go - it is long and dense but never tedious.

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