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HEART OF A CONTINENT

by Francis Edward Younghusband

  • Category History
  • Format PB/Flexi
  • Imprint
  • Price 195
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2439-5
  2. Pages: 256 pages
  3. Date: September 2013

ABOUT THIS BOOK

The Heart of a Continent by Francis Edward Younghusband is an account of three journeys, each an adventure in itself, which he made into Central Asia from India.
During the years of the Great Game—a political struggle between Britain and Russia—Younghusband set out on a series of explorations into the heart of Central Asia. From the mountains of Manchuria to the inhospitable tracts of Tibet and Turkestan, Younghusband charted courses, dined with Russian officers and encountered aggressive Hunza raiders. He gleaned insightful details on the lives of nomadic tribes and dispelled several geographical myths.
A travelogue brimming with tales of pioneering expeditions, The Heart of a Continent unravels for us a Central Asia that now only lives on in ancient records.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Sir Francis Edward Younghusband (1863-1942) was a British army colonel, explorer and officer of the Indian Political Service. He is recognized for discovering a previously uncharted course from Kashgar to India. He was known to be deeply spiritual and wrote several works on New Age mystic philosophies, including the Gaia hypothesis and Pantheism.