In Search of Kazakhstan : The land that disappeared

Author(s): Christopher Robbins

Travel Writing

The only thing most people know about Kazakhstan is that it is Borat's homeland - and he isn't even real. Actually this vast place - the last unknown inhabited country in the world - is far more surprising and entertaining. For one thing, it is as varied as Europe, combining stupendous wealth, grinding poverty, exotic traditions and a mad dash for modernity. Crisscrossing a vanished land, Christopher Robbins finds Eminem by a shrinking Aral Sea, goes wolf-hunting by helicopter, visits the scene of Dostoyevsky's doomed first love, takes up residence beside one-time neighbour Leon Trotsky and visits some of the most beautiful, unspoilt places on earth.

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  • : 9781861978684
  • : 96006
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  • : Christopher Robbins
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