Calum Macleod Bradley Mayhew
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From the blue-tiled splendor of Tamerlane's Samarkand to the holy city of Bukhara, which boasts a mosque for each day of the year, and beyond, the desert-girdled khanate of Khiva, Uzbekistan lays claim to a breathtaking architectural legacy. Bound by sand and snow, fed by meltwater from the Roof of the World, these fertile oases attracted the greatest travelers and conquerors in history along the fragile threads of the Silk Road.
This guide is the first to focus on the wealth of sites and colorful legends at the heart of Central Asia, plus the best of the rest¿excursions covering the major attractions of neighboring republics Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
Calum MacLeod and Bradley Mayhew graduated in Oriental Studies (Chinese) from Wadham College, Oxford University (1988¿1992). MacLeod has traveled extensively through Russian and Chinese Central Asia, China and Indo-China. He contributes regularly to a range of publications and is the Beijing Chief Representative of Batey Burn & Co. Ltd. Mayhew has traveled and trekked across Chinese and Russian Central Asia, Tibet, Iran and Ladakh. He has led adventure tours along the Silk Road and is the author/co-author of Lonely Planet guides to Pakistan, the Karakorum Highway, Tibet, the Indian Himalaya and Southwest China. They have lectured on Central Asia to the Royal Geographical Society.
"...Quite excellent. No one should visit Samarkand, Bukhara or Khiva without this meticulously researched guide..." ¿Peter Hopkirk, author of The Great Game
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