The Duab of Turkestan


W. Rickmer Rickmers (1873–1965) was a German explorer and mountaineer who visited and explored central Asia five times between 1894 and 1906. This book provides an account of his travels in the area he calls Turkestan, which incorporates modern Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and south-west Kazakhstan, and was first published in 1913. The region, which contains the ancient cities of Samarkand and Bukhara, had not been previously described in so much detail by a western European traveller. Rickmers includes accounts of both these historic cities as well as describing the social life of the indigenous people, with a comprehensive survey of the geography of the region. Richly illustrated with 207 maps and photographs, this volume provides an insight into the everyday life of the area before the upheavals of the Soviet era.

1. The Duab of Turkestan; 2. The physical features of the Duab; 3. The Zarafshan; 4. A visit to Makhan-Kul; 5. Bokhara and the road to Karshi; 6. Samarkand; 7. The ascent of Kemkutan; 8. A trip to the mountains of Urgut; 9. From Samarkand to Varziminar; 10. From Varziminar to the Zarafshan glacier; 11. The Zarafshan glacier; 12. To the mountains of the Fan; 13. To Garm and the mountains of Peter the Great; 14. Tupchek and the ascent of Great Achik; 15. The glaciers and moraines of Tupchek; 16. To Kalaikhumb and the Yakhsu conglomerates; 17. The Oxus jungles, Baljuan, Karatagh; 18. From Karatagh to Samarkand; Appendix; Index.

Author: W. Rickmer Rickmers
Publisher: Cambridge : The University press
ISBN: 1566562007
Number of pages: 564+map
Format / Quality: DjVu
Size: 18,2 Mb
Language: English

The Duab of Turkestan

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