Mongolia: Nomad Empire of Eternal Blue Sky is a lavishly illustrated, comprehensive and insightful guide to the remote and landlocked country of grassy steppes, snow-capped mountains, forested ranges and deserts sprawled across the top of Asia between China and Russia.
With a diverse natural history, rich culture and some of the most colourful and hospitable people on earth, Mongolia is a land of constant surprises. The 523-page guide is a mini-encyclopaedia of this little-known land that once gave the world the Mongol Empire and Genghis Khan, and has been fully independent only since 1990.
With a reporter’s eye and historian’s ear, veteran foreign correspondent Carl Robinson takes readers on a highly-descriptive, factual and sometimes quirkily personal journey around this vast nation of only 2.5 million people who are far outnumbered by their domesticated horses, goats, sheep, cattle and camels.
Starting aboard the Trans-Mongolian Train from Beijing, the book explores the capital Ulaanbaatar and then, fully-respecting Mongolian tradition, journeys clockwise around the entire country. Unlike others, this guide uses a more comprehensible approach that emphasises distinct geographic and historic regions instead of provinces. Most destinations are simply not on standard tour itineraries and will stimulate operators and tourists to discover new ones.
Lavishly illustrated with 250 colour photos by the author, and 14 maps, the book provides in-depth chapters on Mongolia’s history, from pre-history and the Mongol Empire to the modern Communist Era and present-day democracy, and also details its natural diversity, people and culture, including cuisine, entertainment and sports.
Scattered throughout are topic essays on geology, roads, traditional medicine, shamanism and staying with a nomad family, plus a range of literary excerpts. Meanwhile, up-to-date practical information, including websites and travel companies, assists readers planning their journeys.
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