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Lost Cities of China, Central Asia and India: A Traveler's Guide
     

Lost Cities of China, Central Asia and India: A Traveler's Guide

by David Hatcher Childress
 

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Real life "Indiana Jones," maverick archaeologist David Childress takes the reader on an incredible adventure across some of the world's oldest and most remote countries in search of lost cities and ancient mysteries. Discover ancient cities in the Gobi Desert; hear fantastic tales of lost continents, vanished civilizations and secret societies bent on ruling the

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Real life "Indiana Jones," maverick archaeologist David Childress takes the reader on an incredible adventure across some of the world's oldest and most remote countries in search of lost cities and ancient mysteries. Discover ancient cities in the Gobi Desert; hear fantastic tales of lost continents, vanished civilizations and secret societies bent on ruling the world; visit forgotten monasteries in forbidding snow-capped mountains with strange tunnels to mysterious subterranean cities! A unique combination of far-out exploration and practical travel advice, it will astound and delight the experienced traveler or the armchair voyager. Plenty of material on the Rama Empire of ancient India, ancient aircraft called Vimanas, Shambala and hidden lands in Tibet, China and Mongolia, and plenty more! Chapters include: Tales From the Seventh Gate; The Bowl of Buddha; Hidden Valley & the Lost Kingdom of Mustang; Call of the Yeti; Krishna & the Taj Mahal; Smugglers of the Kyber Pass; Thus Spoke Zarathustra; A Jihad Sweeps Iran; Mount Ararat & the Cult of the Assassins; Gurus & Lost Cities; Fierwalkers of t he Great Indian Desert; Shiva Dancing to the Juggernaut; The Seven Rishi Cities of the Rama Empire; Caravans Through the Karakoram to Hunza; At the Lost Tomb of Jesus; In Search of the Great White Brotherhood; Silk Road Across the Gobi Desert; Sojourn to the Tomb of Ghengis Khan; Tales From the Forbidden City; Taoist Pilgrim in the Jaws of the Dragon; more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780932813077
Publisher:
Adventures Unlimited Press
Publication date:
03/24/2014
Series:
Lost Cities Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
573,797
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.48(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

David Hatcher Childress, known as the real-life Indiana Jones to the many fans of his books, is a captivating speaker and the author or coauthor of over 25 books. He has traveled the world several times over, seeking adventure and the answers to the mysteries of mankind’s past.

Born in France in 1957 and raised in the mountains of Colorado and Montana, David’s curiosity about the world was piqued at a young age. He attended the University of Montana where his studies in oriental culture and philosophy led him to a job teaching English in Taiwan. In 1976, David left the United States on what would become a six-year research and adventure odyssey. During this time, he studied first-hand the ancient civilizations of Africa, the Middle East and China, sometimes journeying into dangerous territory along the way (like Uganda during the overthrow of Idi Amin).

After more than 40 years of investigating these arcane subjects, David finds his unique views and ideas gaining popularity. He is currently a co-star on the History Channel show Ancient Aliens. This popular show is now in its eleventh season and David journeys to Peru, Bolivia and Mexico for episodes of the show. He has appeared on Fox-TV’s Sightings and Encounters, two NBC-TV specials, The Conspiracy Zone, and segments for the Discovery Channel, A&E, the Sci-Fi Channel, the Disney Channel, The Travel Channel and others. David also appeared on the Canadian television show Weird or What?, hosted by William Shatner, in its 2011-2012 season. He is also a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio shows. He continues to explore, write and excite people about discovery through his magazine, World Explorer, and his publishing company, Adventures Unlimited Press. When not traveling, he divides his time between his homes in Illinois and Arizona. He has bookstores open to the public in both locations.

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