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Book News Annotation:

Rutstein sells hi-tech stuff in Seattle, but in his spare time, he studies the 13th-century Italian merchant, and in 1985 followed his track across Europe and Asia to China. This journal of the expedition is accompanied by his 1981 documentary film On the Roof of the World with Marco Polo, about his earlier travels. There is no index. The book and movie are produced in conjunction with the Marco Polo Foundation, also based in Seattle. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The Marco Polo Odyssey tracks the fantastic journey of an intrepid adventurer who spent ten years following the 13,000 mile overland route of Marco Polo from Venice to Israel, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and finally crossing China to Beijing. It is an account of an exhilarating voyage of discovery and the three expeditions it took author Harry Rutstein to finally fulfill his dream. Using every means of travel available including camels, farm tractors, horses and goatskin rafts author Harry Rutstein became the first person known to have retraced Marco Polo s footsteps. The book chronicles his extraordinary adventures and authenticates the 13th century journey of the great explorer. Marco Polo s travels and subsequent bestselling book sparked the expansion of the mercantile empires of medieval Europe and gave birth to the modern age of globalization. Excerpts of Marco Polo s book, Description of the World, are woven into Harry s narrative, which add depth and perspective to his

Product Details

ISBN:
9780980207606
Author:
Rutstein, Harry
Publisher:
Bennett & Hastings Publishing
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Asia, Central Description and travel.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
September 2008
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
10.64x7.06x1.08 in. 2.10 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Marco Polo Odyssey tracks the fantastic journey of an intrepid adventurer who spent ten years following the 13,000 mile overland route of Marco Polo from Venice to Israel, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and finally crossing China to Beijing. It is an account of an exhilarating voyage of discovery and the three expeditions it took author Harry Rutstein to finally fulfill his dream. Using every means of travel available including camels, farm tractors, horses and goatskin rafts author Harry Rutstein became the first person known to have retraced Marco Polo s footsteps. The book chronicles his extraordinary adventures and authenticates the 13th century journey of the great explorer. Marco Polo s travels and subsequent bestselling book sparked the expansion of the mercantile empires of medieval Europe and gave birth to the modern age of globalization. Excerpts of Marco Polo s book, Description of the World, are woven into Harry s narrative, which add depth and perspective to his
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