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a terrific tale (LITERARY REVIEW)
an admirable book (INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)
destined to become a modern adventure classic (FOCUS)
John Hare is a modern version of the adventurers of old... How wonderful that, in this materialistic world, people like John exist to champion that endangered, fast-vanishng wild Bactrian camel. (Jane Goodall)
This is a book rich in adventure, filled with fascinating historical facts and legends, shrewd observations about the people encourtered and their way of life, and vivid descriptions of landscapes as alien to most of us as the surface of the Moon ... The Bactrian camels and their desert environment are fortunate in their champion (Jane Goodall)
John Hare has made three expeditions to the Mongolian and Chinese Gobi deserts, the first in 1993 with Russian scientists and the second and third with Chinese scientists in 1995 and 1996. The book records the amazing adventures he has experienced on those expeditions and will record details of the 30-day walk on foot in the formidable Kum Tagh sand dunes in the spring of 1997. He is the first recorded foreigner to have crossed the Gashun Gobi from north to south.
The expeditions were primarily concerned with tracking down the mysterious wild Bactrian camel 'camelus bactrianus ferus' which lives in the heartland of the desert and is the ancestor of all domestic Bactrian stock. There are under a thousand left in the world and the wild Bactrian camel is more endangered than the giant Panda.
This is John Hare's magnificent account of a formidable feat of modern exploration.
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Descripción Little Brown Uk, 1998. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110316645435