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  • Shadow of the Silk Roadby Colin Thubron

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.42

    On buses, donkey carts, trains, jeeps and camels, Colin Thubron traces the drifts of the first great trade route out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran into Kurdish Turkey. Covering over 7000 miles in eight months Thurbron recounts extraordinary adventures - a near-miss... more...

  • Among the Russiansby Colin Thubron

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Here is a fresh perspective on the last tumultuous years of the Soviet Union and an exquisitely poetic travelogue.With a keen grasp of Russia's history, a deep appreciation for its architecture and iconography, and an inexhaustible enthusiasm for its people and its culture, Colin Thubron is the perfect guide to a country most of us will never get... more...

  • In Siberiaby Colin Thubron

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    As mysterious as its beautiful, as forbidding as it is populated with warm-hearted people, Syberia is a land few Westerners know, and even fewer will ever visit. Traveling alone, by train, boat, car, and on foot, Colin Thubron traversed this vast territory, talking to everyone he encountered about the state of the beauty, whose natural resources have... more...

  • Shadow of the Silk Roadby Colin Thubron

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Shadow of the Silk Road records a journey along the greatest land route on earth. Out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish Turkey, Colin Thubron covers some seven thousand miles in eight months. Making his way by local bus, truck, car, donkey cart and camel,... more...

  • To a Mountain in Tibetby Colin Thubron

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99

    ?Colin Thubron is the intrepid, resourceful and immensely talented writer who has made a career out of going to out of the way places and then writing brilliantly about them.??Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World   ?Thanks to Thubron, we encounter a world which, in its beauty and awe, exceeds our imagination." ?Ryszard Kapuscinski, author... more...

  • To a Mountain in Tibetby Colin Thubron

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.42

    TOP TEN BESTSELLER Mount Kailas is the most sacred of the world's mountains - holy to one fifth of humanity. Isolated beyond the central Himalayas, its summit has never been scaled, but for centuries the mountain has been ritually circled by Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Colin Thubron joins these pilgrims, after an arduous trek... more...

  • In Siberiaby Colin Thubron

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.42

    This is the account of Thubron's 15,000-mile journey through an astonishing country - one twelfth of the land surface of the whole earth. He journeyed by train, river and truck among the people most damaged by the breakup of the Soviet Union, traveling among Buddhists and animists, radical Christian sects, reactionary Communists and the remnants... more...

  • Among The Russiansby Colin Thubron

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.42

    Among the Russians is a marvellous account of a solitary journey by car from St. Petersburg and the Baltic States south to Georgia and Armenia. A gifted writer and intrepid traveller, Thubron grapples with the complexities of Russian identity and relays his extraordinary journey in characteristically lyrical style. This is an enthralling and revealing... more...

  • Behind The Wallby Colin Thubron

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.42

    Having learned Mandarin, and travelling alone by foot, bicycle and train, Colin Thubron set off on a 10,000 mile journey from Beijing to the borders of Burma. He travelled through the wind-swept wastes of the Gobi desert and finished at the far end of the Great Wall. What Thubron reveals is an astonishing diversity, a land whose still... more...

  • The Lost Heart of Asiaby Colin Thubron

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99

    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... more...