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Lands of lost borders : a journey on the Silk Road

by Harris, Kate, 1982- (Author)

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"As a teenager, Kate Harris realized that the career she craved--to be an explorer, equal parts swashbuckler and metaphysician--had gone extinct. From what she could tell of the world from small-town Ontario, the likes of Marco Polo and Magellan had mapped the whole earth; there was nothing left to... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Marco made me do it: North America
  • Roof of the world: Tibetan Plateau
  • Natural history: England and New England
  • Undercurrents: Black Sea
  • The cold world awakens: Lesser Caucasus
  • Angle of incidence: Greater Caucasus
  • Borderlandia: Caspian Sea
  • Wilderness/wasteland: Ustyurt Plateau and Aral Sea Basin
  • The source of a river: Pamir Knot
  • A mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam: Tarim Basin and Tibetan Plateau
  • Road's end: Indo-Gangetic Plain and Greater Himalaya.
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