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Tajikistan and the High Pamirs: A Companion and Guide

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A comprehensive introduction to "one of the world's best kept secrets."
Fringed by the two great rivers of Central Asia, the Oxus and the Jaxartes, Tajikistan can boast not only of breathtaking mountain scenery, but also of 3,000 years of history. The land where Alexander the Great fought desperately against the Scythian nomads, his most formidable adversaries, Tajikistan
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Paperback, 750 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Odyssey Books Maps (first published June 23rd 2007)
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Sam
Oct 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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There are few books in the world on Tajikistan, and none better than this book. If you are at all interested in the country, or if you are going this book is a must have, as well as read. As I am currently in Tajikistan I know wherefore I speak.
Mike
Jul 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
A concise, comprehensive guide to Tajikistan with emphasis of the hypersparsely populated Pamir Mountains. The first of its kind for Tajikistan as far as I know.

To me, worth the 30 dollars for the 250 photos alone.

History, culture, music, literature, mountaineering of course considering Pamirs, geology, botany, archaeology

Tons of practical up-to-date information for travelers: visa, supplies, customs, Tajik dictionary, many more.

I haven't read it all the way through but flip around and read rand
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Mike
Nov 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Almost certainly the best possible guidebook/introduction to Tajikstan you could find or even want. It's very comprehensive on history, natural history, culture and travel advice though a bit lacking on specific reviews/advice germane to hotels, restaurants, and the like—which is I suspect in good part due to the still less-developed nature of the nation plus the maddening fact that things like restaurants change without notice and sites like Wikitravel are probably better to track them and keep ...more
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