Shadow of the Silk Road - Thubron, Colin
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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 with a drunk-driver, incarceration in a Chinese cell during the SARS epidemic, undergoing root canal treatment without anaesthetic in Iran - in inimitable prose.
Shadow of the Silk Road is about Asia today; a magnificent account of an ancient world in modern ferment.
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Produktbeschreibung
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 with a drunk-driver, incarceration in a Chinese cell during the SARS epidemic, undergoing root canal treatment without anaesthetic in Iran - in inimitable prose.

Shadow of the Silk Road is about Asia today; a magnificent account of an ancient world in modern ferment.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Random House Uk
  • Seitenzahl: 384
  • 2007
  • Ausstattung/Bilder: 2007. 384 S. 198 mm
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 196mm x 136mm x 24mm
  • Gewicht: 260g
  • ISBN-13: 9780099437222
  • ISBN-10: 0099437228
  • Best.Nr.: 22736655
Autorenporträt
Colin Thubron ist einer der angesehensten Reiseschriftsteller Englands, vor allem bekannt durch seine beiden auch in Deutschland erfolgreichen Berichte über Rußland (Unter Russen) und China (Im Garten des Drachen), wurde u.a. mit dem "Thomas Cook Travel Book Award" und dem "Hawthornden Prize" ausgezeichnet.
Rezensionen
"It is hard to think of a better travel book written this century" The Times
"Shadow of the Silk Road is a work of boundless riches. Every paragraph carries a captivating phrase...offering up an understanding of our world today that is as immediate as tomorrow's news, yet infinitely profound""A poetic volume - interesting, shocking and deeply engaging, the work of a mature writer at the top of his game""It is hard to think of a better travel book written this century""One of Thubron's great strengths is his compassion...his shimmering prose creates a wonderful book, so multilayered that, when I reached the end, I wanted to read it all over again""Rich in humour, compassion and history, another confirmation, if any more were needed, that Thubron is the pre-eminent travel writer of his generation"