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Mysteries of the Gobi: Searching for Wild Camels and Lost Cities in the Heart of Asia
by John Hare
The Gobi is the largest, coldest and driest desert in Asia. Once part of the great Mongol Empire and home to many of the legendary Silk Road cities, its inhospitable sands have been inhabited for centuries and parts of it have been crossed by some of history’s most famed explorers. Despite this, the Gobi remains a place of mystery. Its shifting sands conceal ancient ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 15th 2008 by I. B. Tauris
(first published April 30th 2008)
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May 27, 2016 Patricia rated it really liked it
A thoroughly enjoyable and easy-to-read book about the Taklamakan and Gobi Deserts and the surrounding regions that goes well beyond talk of wild Bactrian camels. Perfect for anyone interested in camels, deserts, or someone who has just finished any of the classic explorer biographies (Hedin or Stein), or someone planning a trip to the region.