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Beyond the Horizon: Adventures in Faraway Lands
Beyond the Horizon Adventures in Faraway Lands Author:Booz, Eckstrom, Melham, O'Neill, Ramsay "Journey to the ends of the earth, to lands so remote and exotic they bring you to the very edge of enchantment...and human memory. The five chapters of this book, with more than a hundred photographs and five maps, transport you to some of the planet's least-known places. — You'll travel to the ancient kingdom of Muli, a mountain-girt land alon... more »g the China-Tibet border seldom seen by Western eyes. Here you'll visit temples desecrated by occupying armies and share the lives of Buddhist monks.
Unveil the legendary African city of Timbuktu, 14th century seat of wealth and learning, and go beyond it - to the outpost villages of the Dogon people along the Bandiagara cliffs of Mali.
Venture by packhorse, snowmobile, and four-wheel drive into the volcanic heart of Iceland, a nation gnarled by fire and ice into alien landscapes that beckon "like a mysterious ruin." Here too, you'll ford icy streams and explore one of the world's largest glaciers.
At another end of the earth, are the cloud-wreathed highlands of Venezuela, a region of flat-topped mountains so isolated and otherworldly that they inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fabulous novel, The Lost World.
And, finally, you'll set sail along Australia's Kimberley coast, so dangerous that only the hardiest sailors dare its uncharted waters. Little changed since its discovery by 17th century Dutch explorers, the coast is home to a favorite fish of anglers - the great barramundi - and seagoing crocodilse called "salties." Inland spreads a rugged, sun-scorched land punctuated by termite mounds, baobab tress, and haunting cave paintings that trace the Aboriginal Dreamtime spanning some 50,000 years of human existance.
Meet the people and share the adventures in lands fabled and fantastic as Beyond the Horizons takes you on a voyage around the world."« less