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The Alluring Target: In Search of the Secrets of Central Asia

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Synopsis:

Rescued from obscurity and profiled in compelling detail are eleven explorers, scientists, mystics, and adventurers — including two indomitable women — who journeyed through Central Asia between 1890 and 1935 and brought back its secrets, treasures, and knowledge, along with fascinating accounts of their travels. Biplanes buffeted by gales in the Himalayas; shootouts between bandits and paleontologists on the Mongolian Steppes; priceless art treasures and manuscripts found along the ancient Silk Road — these are among the real-life adventures recorded in The Alluring Target.

"Wimmel, a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer, discusses Swedish explorer Sven Hedin, English braggart celebrity adventurer Arnold Henry Savage Landor, French mystic Alexandra David Neel, and dashing American scientist-explorer Roy Chapman Andrews (who is said to be the model for Indiana Jones)". — Library Journal

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p.241) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781879434486
Subtitle:
(in search of the secrets of Central Asia )
Foreword:
Maillart, Ella
Author:
Wimmel
Author:
Maillart, Ella
Publisher:
Trackless Sands Press
Location:
Washington i.e. Fairfax, Va. ;
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
History
Subject:
Asia - Central
Subject:
Far eastern
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Travelers -- Asia, Central.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 315
Publication Date:
c1996
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xvi, 256 p.
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.71 in. .97 lbs.

Related Subjects

Travel » Asia » Central Asia
Travel » Travel Writing » Asia

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Product details xvi, 256 p. pages Trackless Sands Press - English 9781879434486 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Rescued from obscurity and profiled in compelling detail are eleven explorers, scientists, mystics, and adventurers — including two indomitable women — who journeyed through Central Asia between 1890 and 1935 and brought back its secrets, treasures, and knowledge, along with fascinating accounts of their travels. Biplanes buffeted by gales in the Himalayas; shootouts between bandits and paleontologists on the Mongolian Steppes; priceless art treasures and manuscripts found along the ancient Silk Road — these are among the real-life adventures recorded in The Alluring Target.

"Wimmel, a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer, discusses Swedish explorer Sven Hedin, English braggart celebrity adventurer Arnold Henry Savage Landor, French mystic Alexandra David Neel, and dashing American scientist-explorer Roy Chapman Andrews (who is said to be the model for Indiana Jones)". — Library Journal

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