Title:On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads
Price:AUD$14.50 (about USD$10.90)
Publisher:Bloomsbury, London, 2013
Bloomsbury, 2013, Trade Paperback, Book Condition: Near Fine, First
First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 509 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Guided by a Kazakh aphorism - "To understand the wolf, you must put the skin of a wolf on and look through its eyes" - adventurer Tim Cope undertook a journey not successfully completed since the days of Genghis Khan: He traveled by horseback across the entire length of the Eurasian steppe, from the ancient capital of Mongolia to the Danube River in Hungary. It was an incredible six-thousand-mile, three-year-long trip across formidable landscape - and into the heart of the nomadic way of life that dominated this region for thousands of years, transforming Western Europe through its conquering armies. Cope's trek takes him through wolf-infested plateaus, over glaciers and the subzero "starving steppe," the scorching Kazakh desert, and the deep forests and treacherous mountains of the Carpathians. Alone except for a trusty dog (and a succession of thirteen horses, many stolen from him along the way), he encounters incredible hospitality from those who welcome him along the way, a tradition that is the linchpin of human survival on the steppe. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Adventure, Survival, Exploration; Mongolia; Modern; Travel & Places. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781408842218. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7356.