On the trail of genghis khan : An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads. / Tim Cope.
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- ISBN: 9781608194476 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2013.
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Guided by a Kazakh aphorism-"To understand the wolf, you must put the skin of a wolf on and look through its eyes"-adventurer Tim Cope undertook a journey not successfully completed since the days of Genghis Khan: he traveled by horseback across the entire length of the Eurasian steppe, from the ancient capital of Mongolia to the Danube River in Hungary. It was an incredible six-thousand-mile, three-year-long trip across formidable landscape-and into the heart of the nomadic way of life that dominated this region for thousands of years, transforming Western Europe through its conquering armies.Cope's trek takes him through wolf-infested plateaus, over glaciers and the subzero "starving steppe," the scorching Kazakh desert, and the deep forests and treacherous mountains of the Carpathians. Alone except for a trusty dog (and a succession of thirteen horses, many stolen from him along the way), he encounters incredible hospitality from those who welcome him...
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