Mega Dose
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Interviews | September 2, 2014

    Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



    David Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »

    spacer

The Lost Heart of Asia (P.S.)

by

The Lost Heart of Asia (P.S.) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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 Kazakh steppes, the Karakum desert, and the Pamir mountains. In The Lost Heart of Asia, acclaimed, bestselling travel writer Colin Thubron carries readers on an extraordinary journey through this little understood, rarely visited, yet increasingly important corner of the world.

Synopsis:

Thubron travelled throughout Central Asia in the wake of the break-up of the Soviet Union and documented the widespread social upheaval in a region reeling from political change. An inspirational writer, intrepid traveller and insightful observer, Thubron's The Lost Heart of Asia is an outstanding guide to the history, people and culture of a vast region resonating with history and politics.

About the Author

An award-winning novelist and travel writer, Colin Thubron's books include Among the Russians, In Siberia, and the New York Timesbestseller Shadow of the Silk Road. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061577673
Author:
Thubron, Colin
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Colin Thubron
Author:
Cox, Caroline
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Asia - Central
Subject:
Travel-Central Asia
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
10.875 x 8.5 in 30.56 oz

Other books you might like

  1. America by land Used Hardcover $5.95
  2. Wild Swans Three Daughters of China
    Used Trade Paper $3.50
  3. Stay Here with Me: A Memoir Used Trade Paper $5.50
  4. Tuttle dictionary of first names Used Trade Paper $5.95

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » Asia » General
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Lore and Survival
Travel » Asia » Central Asia
Travel » General
Travel » Travel Writing » Asia

The Lost Heart of Asia (P.S.) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.99 In Stock
Product details 400 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061577673 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Thubron travelled throughout Central Asia in the wake of the break-up of the Soviet Union and documented the widespread social upheaval in a region reeling from political change. An inspirational writer, intrepid traveller and insightful observer, Thubron's The Lost Heart of Asia is an outstanding guide to the history, people and culture of a vast region resonating with history and politics.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.