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John Hare

John Hare is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club of America. As well as living and working in Africa for many years, he has made several expeditions to the Mongolian Gobi and China's remote Xinjiang Province. He was the first foreigner to be invited to visit Lop Nur for over 45 years and the first foreigner in recorded history to cross the Gashun Gobi from north to south. In 1997 he founded the Wild Camel Protection Foundation and, with Chinese colleagues, established a 175,000 square kilometer Nature Reserve in Mongolia for the wild Bactrian camel. He is the recipient of the Royal Geographical Society’s Ness Award, the Royal Society of Asian Affairs’ Lawrence of Arabia Memorial Gold Medal and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s Mungo Park Medal for distinguished contributions to exploration. He is the author of The Lost Camels of Tartary and Shadows across the Sahara.


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Mysteries of the Gobi
Searching for Wild Camels and Lost Cities in the Heart of Asia

I.B. Tauris
The Gobi is the largest, coldest and driest desert in Asia. Once part of the great Mongol Empire and home to many of the legendary Silk Road cities, its...
John Hare

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