LOST CAMELS OF TARTARY


LOST CAMELS OF TARTARY

JOHN HARE    Book Number: 83410    Product format: Paperback

First published in 1998, this 2015 reissue includes photographs and beautifully drawn maps of his journeys to the Gashun Gobi in China and the last remaining habitat of the wild Bactrian camel between Kazakhstan and Mongolia, Tibet and India. This now classic travelogue tells the remarkable story of John Hare's four journeys into this hostile environment of the Mongolian Gobi and Gashun Gobi deserts, searching for one of the world's rarest animals. Entrusting his life to a colourful cast of companions - an unreformed poacher and a murderous driver among them - he braves bandit attack, ferocious sandstorms and a missing caravan of domestic camels, shares a wild camel calf's first few hours, tracks the equally endangered Gobi bear and happens upon Tu-Ying, an ancient outpost of the lost city of Lou Lan. In the process, he and his team of scientists brought worldwide attention to the plight of the Bactrian camel, and persuaded the Chinese authorities to establish a 107,000 square kilometre nature sanctuary in a former nuclear test area to save the camels from illegal hunting and mining. With a foreword by Jane Goodall, the book is an adventure story of wildlife conservation in one of the world's last great wildernesses, a tale with a happy ending that serves a wider purpose. 240pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9780349111469
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