This book is a vivid description of an expedition. The account in this book emanate from the expedition undertook by the Swedish explorer on the mandate of the Chinese government to survey the possibility of a highway through these routes. Here is a vivid description of the expedition compressing excitement in every word. Through the reading of the authors personal experience, the reader better understands the immensity of China, its lack of unity, the Russian influence, divergence of the different groups led by ambitious generals, rough and tough of the nomadic regions and dangers of the expedition. This book is a highway to the Chinese government according to the authors original recommendations. This book can be interesting to all those who want to learn more about the Silk Road which has become the highway of Chinese Central government.
Sven Anders Hedin,(19 February 1865 – 26 November 1952) was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, travel writer, and illustrator of his own works. During four expeditions to Central Asia, he made the Transhimalaya known in the West and located sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers. He also mapped lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in the deserts of the Tarim Basin. In his book Från pol till pol (From Pole to Pole), Hedin describes a journey through Asia and Europe between the late 1880s and the early 1900s. While traveling, Hedin visited Constantinople (Istanbul), Caucasus, Teheran, Mesopotamia (Iraq), lands of the Kyrgyz people, India, China, Asiatic Russia, and Japan.The posthumous publication of his Central Asia Atlas marked the conclusion of his life’s work.