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TO THE HEART OF ASIA THE LIFE OF SVEN HEDIN George Kish 1984 1st ed DJ
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Michigan, 1984, 1st edition. 153 ppills. 'A fine geographer, mapmaker, and artist, Sven Hedin achieved fame and fortune for his explorations in Asia.' This is the only biography of him in English. Hardcover, Dust Jacket, Fine.
 
Sven Anders Hedin (19 February 1865 in Stockholm – 26 November 1952 in Stockholm) was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, and travel writer, as well as an illustrator of his own works.
 
During four expeditions to Central Asia he discovered the Transhimalaya (once named the Hedin Range in his honor) and the sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers, Lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in the deserts of the Tarim Basin. The posthumous publication of his Central Asia atlas marked the conclusion of his life’s work. He wrote many books about his travels, which sold very well.
 


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