In Search of Kazakhstan: The Land That Disappeared (Paperback)
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Short Description for In Search of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan is the last unknown inhabited country in the world. This book takes a look at this country.
- Published: 24 May 2007
- Format: Paperback 304 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781861978684 ISBN 10: 1861978685
- Sales rank: 564,473
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Full description for In Search of Kazakhstan
The only thing most people know about Kazakhstan is that homeland to Borat - and he isn't even real. Actually this vast place - the last unknown inhabited country in the world - is far more surprising and entertaining. For one thing, it is as varied as Europe, combining stupendous wealth, grinding poverty, exotic traditions and a mad dash for modernity. Crisscrossing a vanished land, Christopher Robbins finds Eminem by a shrinking Aral Sea, goes eagle-hunting, visits the scene of Dostoyevsky's doomed first love, takes up residence beside one-time neighbour Leon Trotsky and visits some of the most beautiful, unspoilt places on earth.