In Search of Genghis Khan by Timothy Severin

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Eight centuries ago Genghis Khan rode out of the steppes of Mongolia to establish the largest empire ever achieved by any one man. Now Tim Severin, award-winning author of The Brendan Voyage, has retraced the tracks of Khan's feared horde. culture has changed. 24 pages of illustrations, 8 in color; maps.
 

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Tim Severin is an explorer, traveller, author, film-maker and lecturer. In addition to The Brendan Voyage, he has also travelled in pursuit of the legends of Sinbad the Sailor, Jason and Argonauts, Ulysses, Genghis Khan, Moby Dick and Robinson Crusoe. He has won numerous book awards, the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society, and the Livingstone medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. He has Honorary Doctorates of Letters from University College Cork and Trinity College Dublin, and lives in West Cork.
 
Published January 1, 1991 by HUTCHINSON. 276 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Science & Math, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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The entertaining Severin (The Spice Islands Voyage, 1998, etc.) is off on another fact-finding mission, this time to take the measure of Robinson Crusoe.

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Reflecting that peculiarly British enthusiasm for travel and adventure in distant and usually inclement climes, veteran writer and traveler Severin (Tracking Marco Polo, 1986, etc.) went to Mongolia ``to see how much of the traditional way of life survived.'' Having written a thesis at Oxfo...

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Reflecting that peculiarly British enthusiasm for travel and adventure in distant and usually inclement climes, veteran writer and traveler Severin (Tracking Marco Polo, 1986, etc.) went to Mongolia ``to see how much of the traditional way of life survived.'' Having written a thesis at Oxford on ...

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Riding alongside hardbitten Mongol herdsmen, Severin retraced part of the overland communication system that once linked the far-flung Mongolian empire. In a marvelous adventure that combines travel w

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Severin is mystified that the whales don't flee as the hunters draw near enough to attack: ""Where is their sense of self-preservation?"" But the hunters know: the whale gives himself to those who have performed the ritual;

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Severin ( Tracking Marco Polo ) mingled with camel herders in the Gobi desert, weathered an August blizzard, met an old clairvoyant Tuva shamaness, supped with Kazakhs in their yurt (circular tent) and witnessed an outbreak of plague, which he claims is the same disease as the Black Death of medi...

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