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Riaz Dean has travelled much of the area described in this book, including the two halves of what was once Turkestan, and on the Roof of the World that divides them. He collects old maps and books about the exploration of this region, and has written of the ancient Silk Road and its mapping. Born and raised in the Fiji Islands, he subsequently lived on three continents before settling in New Zealand. Here, after four years of research and writing he completed this, his first book.