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Shadow of the Silk Road

Author: Colin Thubron
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Collins Publishers, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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A journey along the greatest land route on earth: out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish Turkey, Colin Thubron covers some seven thousand miles in eight months. Making his way by local bus, truck, car, donkey cart and camel, he travels from the tomb of the Yellow Emperor to the ancient port of Antioch. The Silk Road is a huge  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thubron, Colin, 1939-
Shadow of the Silk Road.
New York, NY : Harper Collins Publishers, c2007
(OCoLC)647118255
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Thubron
ISBN: 9780061231728 006123172X
OCLC Number: 76143564
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 363 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Dawn --
The capital --
Mantra --
The last gate under heaven --
The Southern road --
Kashgar --
The mountain passage --
To Samarkand --
Over the Oxus --
Mourning --
The Mongol peace --
To Antioch.
Responsibility: Colin Thubron.
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A journey along the greatest land route on earth: out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish Turkey, Colin Thubron covers some seven thousand miles in eight months. Making his way by local bus, truck, car, donkey cart and camel, he travels from the tomb of the Yellow Emperor to the ancient port of Antioch. The Silk Road is a huge network of arteries splitting and converging across the breadth of Asia. To travel it is to trace the passage not only of trade and armies but also of ideas, religions and inventions. But alongside this rich and astonishing past, this book is also about Asia today: a continent of upheaval. One of the trademarks of Thubron's travel writing is the beauty of his prose; another is his gift for talking to people and getting them to talk to him.--From publisher description.

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