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THE PLAGUE UPON US
Shabir Ahmad Mir
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Around the World in Eighty Treasures
Dan Cruickshank

Classification : Travel & Adventure
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Page Extent : 256
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9780297843993
Price : 1,325

About the book
Dan Cruickshank's quest is to tell the story of civilisation through the greatest of man's achievements. It will also be the story of his travels, and who and what he meets along the way.

Whether standing before the solemn heads of Easter Island, investigating the mysterious Nazca lines in Peru or the magnificent temple of Borobodur in Java, Dan is never less than fascinating about the origins, construction, mysteries and vicissitudes of each of these monuments to the great civilisations of the world. Do they live up to expectation? Have they been left in ruin, or over-restored?

Dan's diary, written at the end of each day, records his most intimate thoughts and feelings, the people he has met, the ups and downs of the journey, perils, joys, and the ongoing relationships formed on the road. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 TREASURES is a riveting story of adventure and the pursuit of knowledge.
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"A truly fascinating experience for the reader. This book is a treasure in itself."
     
Dan Cruickshank
Dan Cruickshank is a regular presenter on the BBC best known for his popular BBC2 series which include MARVELS OF THE MODERN AGE and THE LOST WORLD OF FRIESE-GREEENE. He is one of Britain's leading ar...(+)
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