In the Footsteps of Marco Polo

In the Footsteps of Marco Polo

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Baker & Taylor
Discusses the authors' two-year expedition to trace the paths of Marco Polo and determine if he had reached China as he had claimed seven hundred years ago.

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An illustrated companion volume to a PBS documentary traces the authors' two-year expedition to answer the question about Marco Polo's alleged visit to China, a venture that was fraught with the perils and turmoil of the Middle East and natural threats. TV tie-in.

Natl Book Network
Ardent explorers and adventurers Denis Belliveau and Francis O'Donnell followed Marco Polo's route from beginning to end—starting in Venice and trekking through Central Asia, Afghanistan, and ultimately China—traveling 33,000 miles through twenty countries over two years; in jeeps, trains and rickshaws; astride horses and camels; and on foot. The authors artfully weave their own adventures encountering corrupt Uzbek warlords, rifle-wielding Afghanis, and Tibetan monks with Marco Polo's descriptions and experiences—as fresh and relevant today as when he first narrated it. Richly illustrated with Belliveau's stunning color photographs, this compelling book documents two journeys of a lifetime, undertaken centuries apart yet joined by unbreakable bonds of shared experience.

Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers : Distributed by National Book Network, 2008
ISBN: 9780742556836
Characteristics: viii, 280 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: O'Donnell, Francis


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