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The Resource Lands of lost borders : a journey on the Silk Road, Kate Harris

Lands of lost borders : a journey on the Silk Road, Kate Harris

Label
Lands of lost borders : a journey on the Silk Road
Title
Lands of lost borders
Title remainder
a journey on the Silk Road
Statement of responsibility
Kate Harris
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a teenager, Kate Harris realized that the career she craved--to be an explorer, equal parts swashbuckler and metaphysician--had gone extinct. From what she could tell of the world from small-town Ontario, the likes of Marco Polo and Magellan had mapped the whole earth; there was nothing left to be discovered. Looking beyond this planet, she decided to become a scientist and go to Mars. In between studying at Oxford and MIT, Harris set off by bicycle down the fabled Silk Road with her childhood friend Mel. Pedaling mile upon mile in some of the remotest places on earth, she realized that an explorer, in any day and age, is the kind of person who refuses to live between the lines. Forget charting maps, naming peaks: what she yearned for was the feeling of soaring completely out of bounds. The farther she traveled, the closer she came to a world as wild as she felt within
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Kate
Dewey number
915.804/43
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS327.8
LC item number
.H36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harris, Kate
  • Cycling
  • Silk Road
  • Asia, Central
  • Cycling
  • Travel
  • Asia, Central
  • Asia
Label
Lands of lost borders : a journey on the Silk Road, Kate Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-304)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Marco made me do it: North America -- Roof of the world: Tibetan Plateau -- Natural history: England and New England -- Undercurrents: Black Sea -- The cold world awakens: Lesser Caucasus -- Angle of incidence: Greater Caucasus -- Borderlandia: Caspian Sea -- Wilderness/wasteland: Ustyurt Plateau and Aral Sea Basin -- The source of a river: Pamir Knot -- A mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam: Tarim Basin and Tibetan Plateau -- Road's end: Indo-Gangetic Plain and Greater Himalaya
Control code
on1011679521
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780062839343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1011679521
Label
Lands of lost borders : a journey on the Silk Road, Kate Harris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-304)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Marco made me do it: North America -- Roof of the world: Tibetan Plateau -- Natural history: England and New England -- Undercurrents: Black Sea -- The cold world awakens: Lesser Caucasus -- Angle of incidence: Greater Caucasus -- Borderlandia: Caspian Sea -- Wilderness/wasteland: Ustyurt Plateau and Aral Sea Basin -- The source of a river: Pamir Knot -- A mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam: Tarim Basin and Tibetan Plateau -- Road's end: Indo-Gangetic Plain and Greater Himalaya
Control code
on1011679521
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780062839343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1011679521

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