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Winds Of The Steppe

Author : Bernard Ollivier
ISBN : 1510746900
Genre : Travel
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Bernard Ollivier pushes onward in his attempt to become the first person to walk the entire length of the Great Silk Road. “A gripping account. More than just a travel story—this is a quest for the Other.”—Alexis Liebaert, L’Événement Picking up where Walking to Samarkand left off, Winds of the Steppe continues the astonishing tale of journalist Bernard Ollivier’s 7,200-mile walk from Turkey to China along the Silk Road, the longest and most mythical trade route of all time. Taking readers from the snows of the Pamir Mountains to the backstreets of Kashgar—a Central Asian city that could be the setting for One Thousand and One Nights—to the Tian Shan Mountains to the endless Taklamakan and Gobi Deserts of China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Bernard Ollivier continues his epic foot journey along the Great Silk Road hoping to make his way to Han China and reach, at long last, the legendary city of Xi’an. After traveling through a region dotted with former Buddhist shrines, Ollivier finds himself craving the warm welcome of Islamic lands, where, regardless of their culture or nationality, travelers are often treated as esteemed guests. Beyond the occasional vestige of the old Silk Road, Ollivier comes face to face with sites of religious significance, China’s Great Wall, and of course thousands of everyday people along the way. As Ollivier tries to make sense of his journey and find connections between these people’s daily lives and the so-called “modern” world, he does so with a sense of humility that transforms his personal journey into a universal quest.
Category: Travel
Winds of the Steppe
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Bernard Ollivier
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-17 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Bernard Ollivier pushes onward in his attempt to become the first person to walk the entire length of the Great Silk Road. “A gripping account. More than just a travel story—this is a quest for the Other.”—Alexis Liebaert, L’Événement Picking up where Walking to Samarkand left off, Winds of the
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Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Sir George Adam Smith
Categories: Bible
Type: BOOK - Published: 1966 - Publisher:

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Bulletin of the Institute of Archaeology
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Sir George Adam Smith
Categories: Archaeology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1975 - Publisher:

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Possibilities of Shelterbelt Planting in the Plains Region
Language: en
Pages: 201
Authors: Lake States Forest Experiment Station (Saint Paul, Minn.)
Categories: Agriculture
Type: BOOK - Published: 1935 - Publisher:

Books about Possibilities of Shelterbelt Planting in the Plains Region
Stories of the Steppe
Language: en
Pages: 59
Authors: Maksim Gorky
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1970 - Publisher: Books for Libraries

Maxim Gorky, the bitter Voice of Russia, can tell fairy tales whose coloring has all the richness of oriental twilights and whose cadences are garlands woven of sea-spray and wind-blossoms. His stories of the steppe are not propagandistic, and with the exception of the powerful tale "Because of Monotony," they