It has humour and loads of information.' ‘A wonderful alternative to a dry Lonely Planet travel guide – Stans By Me is enlightening, inspiring, evocative and downright witty.’ ‘I’ll soon be traveling the Silk Road and doing some ...
Author: Ged Gillmore
Central Asia is the hot new travel destination. Curious to see what all the fuss is about? Join intrepid traveler, Ged Gillmore, as he journeys with an unlikely group of characters on a whirlwind tour through the five ‘Stans – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. * Prepare yourself to come face to face with mesmerizing landscapes and striking citadels that look like sets from Star Wars and Game of Thrones. * Learn about ancient rituals such as goat-pulling and bride-stealing that are still practiced today. * Visit floating mountains, singing dunes, sunken forests and bejeweled cities so beautiful they are almost impossible to describe. Along the way you’ll encounter yurt erections, bullet trains and enemy Silk Road travel agents. You’ll learn how a baby’s first steps are celebrated in Kyrgyzstan. You’ll become acquainted with the life-and-death importance of etiquette in a Khan’s palace. And you’ll be gently reminded that people – even those on a seemingly boring bus tour – are rarely what they seem. 'Stans By Me' is a hilarious Central Asia travel memoir, full of fascinating characters, magnificent monuments and curious customs – all told with Gillmore’s deadpan British wit. If you enjoy the offbeat travel tales of Bill Bryson, David Sedaris, J. Maarten Troost or Will Ferguson, you’ll definitely get a kick out of 'Stans By Me'. ** PRAISE FOR 'STANS BY ME' ** 'What a journey, told with humor and great descriptive writing.' 'Entertaining, informative and really well written - just the right balance.' 'If you like Bill Bryson's style of writing you will enjoy this. It has humour and loads of information.' ‘A wonderful alternative to a dry Lonely Planet travel guide – Stans By Me is enlightening, inspiring, evocative and downright witty.’ ‘I’ll soon be traveling the Silk Road and doing some trekking in Tajikistan and this travel guide has left me so excited about my trip of a lifetime.’ ‘A superb and entertaining travel guide covering the wonders of Central Asia and the Silk Road. Inspiring writing.’
The definitive field guide to the birds of Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan.
Author: Raffael Aye
Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated
Birds of Central Asia is the first field guide to include the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, along with neighbouring Afghanistan. This vast area includes a diverse variety of habitats, and the avifauna is similarly broad, from sandgrouse, ground jays and larks on the vast steppe and semi-desert to a broad range of raptors, and from woodland species such as warblers and nuthatches to a suite of montane species, such as snowcocks, accentors and snowfinches. This book includes 141 high-quality plates covering every species (and all distinctive races) that occur in the region, along with concise text focusing on identification and accurate colour maps. Important introductory sections introduce the land and its birds. Birds of Central Asia is a must-read for any birder or traveller visting this remote region.
This book examines the involvement of the European Union (EU) and China in Central Asia and critically assesses the implications this has for the region as a whole. The volume adopts a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach, combining insights from International Relations, EU Studies, International Economics, International Law, Sinology, and History. It concentrates on three thematic levels: (1) historical and contextual, (2) geopolitical and geo-economic, and (3) socio-cultural and institutional. Paying particular attention to the role of the EU and the factors driving the EU’s and China’s relations with Central Asia, it looks at how the Central Asian countries position themselves vis-à-vis China’s growing influence, and how the balance of power between China, Russia, and the EU plays out. Contributors also explore the important historical context of the ‘Silk Routes’, as well as of the erstwhile connection of the Central Asian states with the Soviet Union. Critically analysing the potential areas for collaboration and synergy between the EU and China, the book also discusses the extent to which they share a common ground in Central Asia that could serve as a basis for long-term cooperation. It will be of interest to all scholars and students of International Relations, Economics, Sinology, and History.
28 Ulugbek Khasanov, 'Russia and Central Asia: Horizons of Cooperation', Valdai Discussion Club, 2019, available at ... the Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan stood at US $18 billion, ...
Author: Archana Upadhyay
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Political Science
This book discusses the ideological and historical relevance of the term ‘Eurasia’ as a concept in the global geopolitical and ethno-cultural discourse. It focuses on the contested meanings attached to the idea and traces its historical evolution and interpretations. The volume examines the contours and characteristics of power politics in the Eurasian landscape by exploring the dynamics of the contending and competing interests that have come to occupy the region, particularly in the aftermath of the disintegration of the Soviet Union. It further examines the multiple narratives that define the socio-political realities of the region and also the policies of the state actors involved, by reflecting upon the multifaceted dimensions of the Eurasian issues. These include nation building strategies, identity, ethnic conflicts, security, democratization, globalization, international migration, climate change and energy extraction. The geopolitical and civilizational aspects of Eurasianism, in which Russia occupies a pivotal geo-political place creates both opportunities and anxieties for other stakeholders in the region. The book also holistically analyses the developmental dimensions of the post-Soviet space and ‘Eurasianism’ as a concept and political practice in domestic, regional and global affairs. The book also analyses the developmental dimensions of the post-Soviet space and ‘Eurasianism’ as a concept and political practice in domestic, regional and global affairs.
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsPublish On: 2021-05-12
The number of stunted children was reduced from 1.1 million in 2012 to 0.8 million in 2019 in Central Asia and from 0.8 ... 34.1 percent in Kyrgyzstan, 52 percent in Turkey, 39.2 percent in Turkmenistan and 44.9 percent in Uzbekistan.
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Category: Health & Fitness
This report consists of two main sections: 1) a situation analysis of Sustainable Development Goal 2 Target 2.1 (to end hunger and ensure access to food by all) and Target 2.2 (to end all forms of malnutrition) and analyses of the diets of children and of current food consumption patterns relative to dietary guidelines; and 2) a special look at the cost and affordability of healthy diets in Europe and Central Asia. The new estimates confirm that the prevalence of hunger at chronic or severe levels is relatively low in the ECA region. However, the prevalence of food insecurity at moderate or severe levels can be quite high. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to add people to the ranks of the food insecure. The ECA region is making progress overall in reducing malnutrition, but it is not on track regarding childhood overweight, adult obesity, anaemia and exclusive breastfeeding. Healthy diets protect against the effects of malnutrition, in all its forms, and promote better health.This report shows that healthy diets cost, on average, five times more than diets that meet only dietary energy needs, making them unaffordable for many people throughout the region. To increase the affordability of healthy diets, the costs of nutritious foods must be lowered. This report also shows that hidden costs are much lower with healthy diets than with current consumption patterns, meaning that adopting healthy diet alternatives could lead to large cost savings.
In the Kyrgyzstani villages Erika Fatland meets victims of the widely known tradition of bride snatching; she visits the huge and desolate Polygon in Kazakhstan where the Soviet Union tested explosions of nuclear bombs; she meets Chinese ...
Author: Erika Fatland
Publisher: Hachette UK
"A mesmerising trip across Central Asia . . . A fascinating travelogue" Financial Times SHORTLISTED FOR EDWARD STANFORD/LONELY PLANET DEBUT TRAVEL WRITER OF THE YEAR 2020 Erika Fatland takes the reader on a journey that is unknown to even the most seasoned globetrotter. The five former Soviet Republics' Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan all became independent when the Soviet Union fell apart in 1991. How have these countries developed since then? In the Kyrgyzstani villages Erika Fatland meets victims of the widely known tradition of bride snatching; she visits the huge and desolate Polygon in Kazakhstan where the Soviet Union tested explosions of nuclear bombs; she meets Chinese shrimp gatherers on the banks of the dried out Aral Sea and she witnesses the fall of a dictator. She travels incognito through Turkmenistan, a country that is closed to journalists. She meets exhausted human rights activists in Kazakhstan, survivors from the massacre in Osh in 2010, German Menonites that found paradise on the Kyrgyzstani plains 200 years ago. During her travels, she observes how ancient customs clash with gas production and she witnesses the underlying conflicts between ethnic Russians and the majority in a country that is slowly building its future in Nationalist colours. In these countries, that used to be the furthest border of the Soviet Union, life follows another pace of time. Amidst the treasures of Samarkand and the bleakness of Soviet architecture, Erika Fatland moves with her openness towards the people and the landscapes around her. A rare and unforgettable travelogue.
Ephedra equisetina Bunge (Ephedraceae) (Khvoynik (Efedra) khvoshoviy (Russian)) is found in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzsan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) as well as China and Siberia (Missouri Botanical Garden, 2019).
Author: Raymond Cooper
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Health & Fitness
The Silk Road, a complex network of trade routes linking China with the rest of the Eurasian continent by land and sea, fostered transformation of the ethnic, cultural, and religious identities of diverse peoples. In Natural Products of Silk Road Plants there is a treasury of plants, many indigenous to countries along the trading routes of the Silk Road, that yielded medicines, cereals, spices, beverages, dyes, and euphoric and exotic compounds previously unknown to the rest of the world. This entry in the Natural Products Chemistry of Global Plants series has been prepared for university students of chemistry and ethnobotany and for those wishing to broaden their knowledge. It opens a window on a vast region of Asia not well described for its flora and provides new and fresh insights on: Significant plants, some endangered Traditional and modern applications of extracts The biochemical and pharmacological properties of extracts Contains over 150 full colour figures The significance of the Silk Road is being revived today through immense investment by China and other eastern countries in major schemes of transport infrastructure.
(c) Hyderabad Explanation: On January 13, 2019, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the fourth International Kite Festival ... These five Central Asia nations are Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
Author: AAMIR BIN USMAN
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
2500+ MCQs Based on CURRENT AFFAIRS EVENTS & ISSUES 2020 with Complete Answer and Explanation for Competitive Exams IAS, PCS, SSC, Banking, Railway, Defence, CDS, NDA, Air Force, KVS+ Covers National & International • Polity and Governance • Economy and Finance • Social: Games & Sports, Films, Festivals, etc. • Ecology and Environment • Science and Technology • People
Author: Department of Global CommunicationsPublish On: 2020-06-18
RADIATION–CENTRAL ASIA (Agenda item 20k) Draft resolutions/decisions A/C.2/73/L.41 The role of the international community in the ... Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Norway, Singapore, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Author: Department of Global Communications
Publisher: United Nations
Category: Political Science
The Index to Proceedings of the General Assembly is a bibliographic guide to the proceedings and documentation of the General Assembly. This issue covers the seventy-third session of the Assembly including its Main and ad hoc committees. The Index is prepared by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library, Department of Global Communications, as one of the products of the United Nations Bibliographic Information System.