Kazakhstan: nomadic routes from Caspian to Altai
A country larger than Western Europe, Kazakhstan's vast expanse encompasses the Great Steppe, across which Genghis Khan's Mongol hordes galloped; the heights of the Tien Shan in the south, through whose foothills Silk Road travelers journeyed; the exquisite lakes and valleys of the Altai mountains in the northeast, and in the far west the archeologically rich desert coast of the Caspian Sea. With independence and the discovery of oil has come huge change, yet Kazakhstan remained one of the least known of Asian countries until the "Borat" movie took the world by storm in 2006. Now, this land of rich history, welcoming people and whirling bazaars shares its wonders with a curious world.
- First dedicated English language guide to Kazakhstan--a huge and diverse country
- The "Borat" phenomenon and its double-edged effect
- Baikonur, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane and the Silk Road
- The future of Kazakhstan's energy resources
- Investment potential for businessmen
- Kazakhstan's archeological wealth
- Architecture from Astana to Almaty to Aktau
- Holidays by the Caspian Sea
- Superb photography from the grandeur of the Tien Shan and Altai mountains across the Great Steppe to the Caspian Sea
- 126 color photos and 9 maps & plans
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