In Search of Kazakhstan

Crisscrossing a vanished land, Christopher Robbins finds Eminem by a shrinking Aral Sea, goes eagle-hunting, visits the scene of Dostoyevsky's doomed first love, takes up residence beside one-time neighbour Leon Trotsky and visits some of ...

In Search of Kazakhstan

The only thing most people know about Kazakhstan is that it is homeland to Borat - and he isn't even real. Actually this vast place - the last unknown inhabited country in the world - is far more surprising and entertaining. For one thing, it is as varied as Europe, combining stupendous wealth, grinding poverty, exotic traditions and a mad dash for modernity. Crisscrossing a vanished land, Christopher Robbins finds Eminem by a shrinking Aral Sea, goes eagle-hunting, visits the scene of Dostoyevsky's doomed first love, takes up residence beside one-time neighbour Leon Trotsky and visits some of the most beautiful, unspoilt places on earth.

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In Search of Kazakhstan
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Christopher Robbins
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-10 - Publisher: Profile Books

The only thing most people know about Kazakhstan is that it is homeland to Borat - and he isn't even real. Actually this vast place - the last unknown inhabited country in the world - is far more surprising and entertaining. For one thing, it is as varied as Europe,
Kazakhstan
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Paul Brummell
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

Kazakhstan is vast – the ninth-largest country in the world – yet there is relatively little information available in English about the attractions of this remarkable country. With the Kazakh government seeking to promote the development of tourism, publication of the Bradt guide is timely. Located between Russia and China,
Introduction to the Law of Kazakhstan
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Zhenis Kembayev
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-15 - Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

This book is the first-ever comprehensive overview of the legal system of Kazakhstan in English. It offers a compact, coherent, systematic and reliable overview of the major legal concepts, principles and developments of the legal system of Kazakhstan. Sixteen chapters, each written by an expert in the respective field, cover
Economic Diversification Policies in Natural Resource Rich Economies
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Sami Mahroum, Yasser Al-Saleh
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Economic diversification remains at the top of the agenda for hundreds of regions around the world. From the single commodity economies of African countries and the Caribbean, to the many single industry regions of Europe and North America, as well as the oil and gas rich but volatile hydrocarbon economies.
In Search of Islamic Feminism
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-12-29 - Publisher: Anchor

"Islamic feminism" would seem a contradiction in terms to most Westerners. We are taught to think of Islam as a culture wherein social code and religious law alike force women to accept male authority and surrender to the veil. How could feminism emerge under such a code, let alone flourish?