The Lost Heart of Asia

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Colin Thubron
Format
Paperback | 374 pages
Dimensions
134.62 x 198.12 x 30.48mm | 226.8g
Publication date
01 Jul 2008
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Imprint
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
0061577677
ISBN13
9780061577673
Bestsellers rank
698,521