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Trespassers on the Roof of the World : The Race for Lhasa

by Hopkirk, Peter

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1983
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9780192851321
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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983 In this remarkable, and ultimately tragic narrative, Peter Hopkirk recounts the forcible opening up of this medieval land during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the extraordinary race between agents, soldiers, missionaries, mountaineers, explorers, and mystics from nine different countries to reach Lhasa, Tibet's sacred capital. Hidden behind the Himalayas and ruled over by a… Read more
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The Light Garden of the Angel King : Journeys in Afghanistan

by Levi,Peter

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1973
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Newton Abbot: Reader's Union, 1973 A trip through Afghanistan (accompanied by Bruce Chatwin who took the photographs) ostensibly in search of the the passage of Alexander the Great - but full of fascinating details about the various cultures and the travellers who passed that way. This copy very clean and crisp. 287p. illus. index. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.
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The Light Garden of the Angel King : Journeys in Afghanistan

by Levi,Peter

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Newton Abbot: Reader's Union, 1973 A trip through Afghanistan (accompanied by Bruce Chatwin who took the photographs) ostensibly in search of the the passage of Alexander the Great - but full of fascinating details about the various cultures and the travellers who passed that way. This copy very clean and crisp. 287p. illus. index. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.
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The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad

by Paine, Sheila

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1994
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1st.US Ed..
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9780312112363
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New York: St.Martin's Press., 1994 A search for the origins of a traditional textile motif used as an amulet took Sheila Paine from Pakistan to Bulgaria, with descriptive accounts of her experiences travelling alone, the women she met and their situation, and especially her description of Afghanistan. 278p. illus.maps.index. 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. As New/As New.
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The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad

by Paine, Sheila

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1994
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New York: St.Martin's Press., 1994 A search for the origins of a traditional textile motif used as an amulet took Sheila Paine from Pakistan to Bulgaria, with descriptive accounts of her experiences travelling alone, the women she met and their situation, and especially her description of Afghanistan. 278p. illus.maps.index. 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. As New/As New.
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Tashkent

by Council of Ministers of the Uzbek SSR

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Published
1971
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First Thus.
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Tashkeny: Intourist, 1971 Vintage tourist guide to Tashkent 32p. illus.. First Thus.. Original Wraps. Very Good. Brochure/Pamphlet.
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What is Asia to Us?: Russia's Asian Heartland Yesterday and Today

by Hauner, Milan

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Published
1992
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First Thus.
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9780415081092
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London: Routledge, 1992 "What is Asia to Us", now available in paperback, looks at the uneasy relationship of Russia and Soviet Central Asia. It examines both the significance of Asia to the Russian mind and the place that Asia has occupied in Russian geopolitical thinking over the last hundred years, showing that recent outbreaks of violence are only the latest… Read more
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Frozen Tombs of Siberia: The Pazyryk Burials of Iron-Age Horsemen

by Rudenko, Sergai L.

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1970
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1st US Edition.
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Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 1970 The frozen conditions of the Altai region of Siberia preserved the contents of the barrow tombs which were first excavated excavated at Pazyryk in 1929, and later by the author from 1947-1949. In addition to metal and ceramic materials they discovered mummified bodies and finely decorated leather and textiles and carved wooden artifacts… Read more
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Samarkand and Bukhara (Travels to Landmarks)

by Lawton, John

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Published
1991
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Fine
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1st UK Edition.
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9781850431787
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U.S.A.: Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 1991 The author explores in detail not only the monumental buildings of Samakand and Bukhara, withtb their majestic facades, domes, towers and intricate tilework, but also the markets, alleys and local haunts, and through contemporary descriptions of life under Timur's rule the medieval cities are brought to life and illutrated with gorgeous photographs of the monuments.… Read more
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Across the Roof of the World.

by Shrede, Wilfred

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1954
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London: Staples Press, 1954 Translated from the Norwegian by M.A. Michael. When the Nazis invaded Norway Wilfred and three young friends decided to enlist in the Norwegian Air Force training camp in Toronto, but to get there took a circuitous route though Russia and Chinese Turkestan. After many adventures, accidents and delays, and a brutal round trip through the Taklamakan… Read more
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The Trail of War. On the Track of Big Horse in Central Asia.

by Hedin, Sven

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2009
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9781845117023
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New York: Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2009 This is the first paperback edition of the classic book on Central Asia first published by Macmillan in 1936. Foreword by John Hare " Sven Hedin tells the story of a remarkable expedition he made to the remote Chinese province of Xinjiang. Commissioned by the Chinese to map a road through one of the… Read more
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Mummies of Urumchi

by Barber, Elizabeth Wayland

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1999
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9780393320190
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New York: W W Norton & Co Inc, 1999 " Elizabeth Barber takes us on a fascinating journey to a remote part of arid Western China. Here 4,000-year-old mummies chronicle ethnic diversity along the ancient Silk Road that linked East and West for many centuries. Barber's complex detective story melds remarkably preserved woolen textiles with the latest medical technology to… Read more
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Early Jesuit Travellers in Central Asia (1603-1721)

by Wessels, C.

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1998
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Re-issue
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9788173031052
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Delhi: Book Faith India, 1998 [Originally published 1924] " .the often forgotten pioneering travel and discoveries of Jesuit missionaries in Asia, especially Tibet.a compilation of geographical, historical and cultural information collected by the Jesuits during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Each chapter details fascinating first impressions of people and things unseen by any Europeans before. ". Re-issue. Soft Cover. Very… Read more
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The Incredible Mile: Siberia - Mongolia - Uzbekistan.

by Elvin, Harold

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1971
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Newton Abbott: Readers Union, 1971 Describes travelling along the Trans-Siberian railway to Nakhodka with a detour to Mongolia and returning through Central Asia. 263p. plates maps index. Clean and crisp. Name of prvious owner on ffep, else fine. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Night Train to Turkistan: Modern Adventures Along China's Ancient Silk Road

by Stevens, Stuart

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1988
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9780871131904
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New York: Atlantic Monthly Pr., 1988 This account of travel in Chinese Turkistan, closed to foreigners since 1949, shows a world where bureaucratic hazards often loom larger than geographical ones. In the late fall of 1986, Stevens, a young political consultant and writer, invited three friends to join him on an unlikely 5, 000 mile quest along China's ancient Silk… Read more
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The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation

by Skelton, R.A; Marston, Thomas E & Painter George D.

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1975
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New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 1975 . "Because evidence concerning the Viking discovery of North America in the tenth and eleventh centuries is so incomplete, investigation of this area of history will be substantially aided by the discovery of new documents. Such is the claim made for the previously unknown manuscripts here published for the first time. They are… Read more
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Eastward to Tartary : Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East and the Caucasus

by Kaplan, Robert D.

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2001
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9780375705762
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New York: Vintage, 2001 ".a spellbinding journey into the heart of a little known but volatile region, stretching from Romania and Bulgaria to the far shores of the oil-rich Caspian Sea . He ventures from Turkey, Syria and Israel to the turbulent countries of the Caucasus . fascinating reading for anyone concerened about the state of our world for decades… Read more
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A Ride to Khiva : Travels and Adventures in Central Asia

by Burnaby,Frederick (Intro. Eric Newby)

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Published
1983
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Very Good
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Facsimile Edition.
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9780712600941
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London: Century, 1983 Facsimile, with new introduction, of famous travel adventure first published in 1876. Fred Burnaby "Unknown to his superiors,who would have forbidden the venture, rode over a thousand miles across steppe and desert,struggling through blizzards and snowdrifts, to reach forbidden Khiva." Trade Pbk. 390p.map. Condition : V.Good. Facsimile Edition.. Soft Cover. Very Good.
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In Xanadu : A Quest

by Dalrymple, William

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Published
1990
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9780006544159
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London: Flamingo/HarperCollins, 1990 A fascinating journey from Jerusalem across Central Asia in search of the legendary court of Kublai Khan. (remainder mark). Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good.
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A Ride to Khiva : Travels and Adventures in Central Asia

by Burnaby,Frederick (Intro. Eric Newby)

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1983
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London: Century, 1983 Facsimile, with new introduction, of famous travel adventure first published in 1876. Fred Burnaby "Unknown to his superiors,who would have forbidden the venture, rode over a thousand miles across steppe and desert,struggling through blizzards and snowdrifts, to reach forbidden Khiva." Trade Pbk. 390p.map. Condition : V.Good [Ready to ship - you don't have to wait for it… Read more
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