In a thick, illustrated book, Matthieu and Mareile Paley tell the story of their discovery of the Pamir, an isolated region of northeastern Afghanistan, made virtually inaccessible due by rugged geography and diplomatic tensions among China, Pakistan and Tajikistan. These high, round mountains, capped in snow eight months of the year, are covered in summer months by a thick grass that makes the local yaks the plumpest in the region. They are also home to the Kirghiz, a tenacious, nomadic people numbering slightly more than a thousand.
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