Crossing the Desert of Death: Through the Fearsome Taklamakan
Crossing the Desert of Death: Through the Fearsome Taklamakan By Charles Blackmore
Very Good Condition. (Inscription to former owner by Author Charles Blackmore on title page. Some tanning to pages from age. Text Pages are Tight, Clean, Unmarked)
For centuries, the "Silk Road" skirted the edge of the Taklamakan desert to north and south, following the lines of the isolated oasis towns. The Taklamakan was to the Chinese, "the desert of death", which "you go in but you never come out". This volume retraces the adventures of Charles Blackmore and his companions as they cross the Taklamakan, overcoming both scorching heat and bitter cold, surviving dysentry and water shortages and relentlessly attacking the endless and intimidating sand dunes.
Paperback: 279 pages
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd (September 2000)
Product Dimensions: 1 x 5 x 7.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 8 ounces