Kazakhstan: Nomadic Routes from Caspian to Altai
Acountry larger than Western Europe, Kazakhstan’s vast expanse encompassesthe Great Steppe, across which Genghis Khan’s Mongol hordes galloped; theheights of the Tien Shan in the south, through whose foothills Silk Road travelersjourneyed; 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. Withindependence and the discovery of oil has come huge change, yet Kazakhstanremained one of the least known of Asian countries until the Borat movie tookthe world by storm in 2006. Now, this land of rich history, welcoming people andwhirling bazaars shares its wonders with a curious world.
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Kazakhstan: Nomadic Routes from Caspian to Altai 2012 Edition
Dagmar Schreiber,Jeremy Tredinnick
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