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The Dream of Lhasa: The Life of Nikolay Przhevalsky (1839-1888), Explorer of Central Asia (Paperback)
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The Dream of Lhasa: The Life of Nikolay Przhevalsky (1839-1888), Explorer of Central Asia (Paperback)

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Paperback 242 Pages / Published: 21/02/2013
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The great Russian explorer Nikolay Przhevalsky (1839-1888) made an indelible contribution to the world's atlases, and its store of zoological and botanical knowledge, as a consequence of his four arduous and dangerous expeditions through the Central Asia of Western Mongolia, Eastern Turkestan and Northern Tibet. Donald Rayfield's biography of Przhevalsky - first published in 1976 and drawing on the exporer's diaries, letters, and published works - tells the thrilling story of the explorer's groundbreaking journeys, undertaken in an age of extreme political sensitivity between Russia, China and Britain. A rich portrait emerges of an extraordinary Byronic character who was ill-suited to civilisation but much at home with the loneliness and hardship of the nomadic life. A rigorous army officer and a phenomenal shot, gifted also with a photographic memory, Przhevalsky became one of the most widely-admired men in Russia, and Rayfield adroitly explores the grounds of his reputation.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571278077
Number of pages: 242
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 17 mm
Edition: Main

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