The Resource Kingdom of ten thousand things : an impossible journey from Kabul to Chiapas, Gary Geddes, (electronic resource)

Kingdom of ten thousand things : an impossible journey from Kabul to Chiapas, Gary Geddes, (electronic resource)

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Kingdom of ten thousand things : an impossible journey from Kabul to Chiapas
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Kingdom of ten thousand things
Title remainder
an impossible journey from Kabul to Chiapas
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Gary Geddes
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Kingdom of 10,000 things
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Language
eng
Summary
From war-torn Afghanistan, through the snow-capped Himalayas and across the burning sands of the Taklamakan desert, to a rapidly modernizing China and on to the Central American jungles: it seems an impossible journey, but one that Gary Geddes eagerly undertook in order to retrace the voyage of the legendary 5th-century Buddhist monk Huishen. Geddes was long fascinated with stories of Huishen's life and travels: this Afghan holy man fled Kabul for China and may have crossed the Pacific to North America 1,000 years before Columbus. The length and breadth of this expedition, and its difficulty, would have been amazing enough on its own, but Geddes's trip takes on an added dimension and poignancy due to its timing: he reaches Afghanistan one month before September 11, 2001 and arrives in China as the tragic events unfold. Along the way, Geddes encounters Afghan refugees, Pakistani dissidents, Tibetan monks, Buddhist scholars, a KFC outlet in Luoyang, mysterious cairns in Haida..
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contains biographical information
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TEFOD
Dewey number
915.04
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G480
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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adult
Kingdom of ten thousand things : an impossible journey from Kabul to Chiapas, Gary Geddes, (electronic resource)
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Kingdom of ten thousand things : an impossible journey from Kabul to Chiapas, Gary Geddes, (electronic resource)
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  • Includes index
  • Maps on endpapers
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multicolored
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Contents
Crossroads -- A Line in the Sand -- Riding the Tiger -- Conveyance by Water -- The Buddha on the Road
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9781454902416
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maps.
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