On the Trail of Genghis Khan
An Epic Journey Through the Land of the NomadsBook - 2013
The relationship between man and horse on the Eurasian steppe gave rise to a succession of rich nomadic cultures. Among them were the Mongols of the thirteenth century--a small tribe, which, under the charismatic leadership of Genghis Khan, created the largest contiguous land empire in history. Inspired by the extraordinary life nomads lead, Tim Cope embarked on a journey that hadn't been successfully completed since those times: to travel on horseback across the entire length of the Eurasian steppe, from Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia, through Kazakhstan, Russia, Crimea and the Ukraine to the Danube River in Hungary.
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury, ©2013.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Characteristics: viii, 509 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations (chiefly color), maps ;,25 cm
From Library Staff
2013 Grand Prize winner: Phyllis and Don Munday Award $4,000, sponsored by the Alpine Club of Canada.