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THE HEART OF A CONTINENT Francis Younghusband 1994 New Hardcover DJ 3 Copies Available
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Full Title: The Heart of a Continent: A Narrative of the Travels in Manchuria, Across the Gobi Desert, Across the Himalayas, the Pamirs, and Chitral, 1884-1894. 

India, 1994. 409 pp, b/w illustrations; foldout b/w and color maps. New hardcover with dust jacket.

The classic work of Central Asian exploration, perhaps the definitive work of its time. His journeys through the Pamirs established his reputation as a Central Asian explorer of the first rank and led to him being awarded the Founder's medal of the Royal Geographical Society. Although the author did not make the first journey from Peking to India (he was beaten by a few weeks by Colonel Bell), his dramatic journey over the Mustagh Pass, and his descent of the Boltoro Glacier, passing through the heart of Karakoram, makes this one of the greatest of Asian journeys for which he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society.

Also described are expeditions made into other parts of the Pamirs and Himalayas, including his famous encounter with the Russian Colonel Yonoff, together with information on the northern borders of Ladakh, and an account of Russian exploration in Chinese Turkestan and the borders of Tibet.

Sir Francis Younghusband is universally known for his forcible entry into Lhasa in 1902. But his adventures commenced much earlier. After mountaineering in Manchuria, he began in 1887 his exciting journey through the heart of Asia, across the Gobi Desert and Chinese Turkestan to Kashgar and Yarkand, and then across the Himalayas to Srinagar.

He was sent by the British to investigate Hunza raids on Kirghiz territory; he went on his famous expedition to the Pamirs, only to be summarily ordered out by the Russians; and in 1898 he was appointed political agent in the disturbed Chitral (in present-day Pakistan). 'Interesting and valuable information' - Nation.

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