Walking the Gobi: A 1,600-Mile Trek Across a Desert of Hope and Despair by Helen ThayerWalking the Gobi: A 1,600-Mile Trek Across a Desert of Hope and Despair by Helen Thayer

Walking the Gobi: A 1,600-Mile Trek Across a Desert of Hope and Despair

byHelen Thayer

Paperback | August 15, 2008

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The ultimate Baby Boomer adventure story by an icon among American women adventurers includes 15 striking b&w photographs and a map.Walking the Gobi takes readers on a trip through a little-known landscape and introduces them to the culture of the nomadic people whose ancestors have eked out an existence in the Gobi for thousands of years. Thayer's respect and admiration for the culture of the Gobi and her gentle insights on the desert's natural history shine throughout this remarkable story. The author proves that Baby Boomers don't have to take life lying down--their adventures have just begun."This harrowing travelogue reads like a nail-biting adventure, sure to enthrall fans of Jon krakauer and Bill Bryson." (Publishers Weekly)
HELEN THAYER has skied to the magnetic North Pole, lived among wolves in Alaska, kayaked in the Amazon, walked across the Sahara, and represented three countries as a track and field athlete. She is the author of Polar Dream and Three Among the Wolves and the recipient of countless awards. Thayer was named "One of the Great Explorers o...
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Title:Walking the Gobi: A 1,600-Mile Trek Across a Desert of Hope and DespairFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.58 × 5.62 × 0.67 inPublished:August 15, 2008Publisher:The Mountaineers BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1594851123

ISBN - 13:9781594851124

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