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
“A fantastically descriptive writer, Thubron digs through the history of Central Asia...Perfect for vicarious travelers.”“An exhausting journey and a marvelous book.”“An illuminating account of a breathtaking journey.”“Moving in a way that’s rare in travel literature...Thubron goes to places most other sojourners can’t.”“Splendid…Sumptuously detailed, elegantly written and riveting...Thubron misses nothing.”“Thubron has done it all, with sparkling grace . . . He is a brilliant brooder, artful in his melancholy.”“[An] absorbing travel epic…Thubron’s poetic eye still teases out gorgeous subtleties in the panorama.””“[Thubron is] intrepid, resourceful . . . and immensely talented . . . a splendid book.”“[Thubron] augments his trenchant narrative with impressive historical background and evocative, lyrical prose…An impressive, rewarding...trek.”