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The Lost Heart of Asia (Paperback)

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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061577673
ISBN-10: 0061577677
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: July 2008
Pages: 374
Language: English
Series: P.S.