Shadow of the Silk Road

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Colin Thubron
Format
Paperback | 363 pages
Dimensions
135 x 203 x 23mm | 295g
Publication date
01 Jul 2008
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Imprint
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
Maps; Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
0061231770
ISBN13
9780061231773
Bestsellers rank
78,725