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To travel the Silk Road, the greatest land route on earth, is to trace the passage not only of trade and armies but also of ideas, religions, and inventions. Making his way by local bus, truck, car, donkey cart, and camel, Colin Thubron covered some seven thousand miles in eight months—out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran into Kurdish Turkey—and explored an ancient world in modern ferment.

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To be travelling the Silk Road is to be travelling the history of the world: tracing the passage not just of trade and armies, but also of ideas, religions and inventions. Thubron's chosen route passes through China, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. It is a brilliant account of an ancient world in modern ferment.

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In his latest absorbing travel epic, the author of "In Siberia" and "Mirror to Damascus" follows the course--or at least the general drift--of the ancient network of trade routes that connected central China with the Mediterranean Coast.

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An award-winning novelist and travel writer, Colin Thubron's books include Among the Russians, In Siberia, and the New York Timesbestseller Shadow of the Silk Road. He lives in London.

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Niland, January 4, 2010 (view all comments by Niland)
Once again, Colin Thubron gives us a superb travel narrative, full of his deep experience and insight. As one of the living masters of travel writing, Thubron describes the historical background to this fabled route while giving his first hand perspective on life along the route today. Traveling in dangerous and war-torn lands, Thubron also tells us what has been lost through war and time. This is a compelling read--real life background to headlines we see everyday. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061231773
Author:
Thubron, Colin
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Colin Thubron
Author:
Fancher, Lou
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Asia - Central
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Silk Road Description and travel.
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.04x5.84x.94 in. .67 lbs.
Age Level:
from 4 to 8

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"Synopsis" by , To be travelling the Silk Road is to be travelling the history of the world: tracing the passage not just of trade and armies, but also of ideas, religions and inventions. Thubron's chosen route passes through China, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. It is a brilliant account of an ancient world in modern ferment.
"Synopsis" by , In his latest absorbing travel epic, the author of "In Siberia" and "Mirror to Damascus" follows the course--or at least the general drift--of the ancient network of trade routes that connected central China with the Mediterranean Coast.
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