Shadow of the Silk Road

Shadow of the Silk Road

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 363 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 23mm | 295g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061231770
  • 9780061231773
  • 30,949

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"[Thubron is] intrepid, resourceful . . . and immensely talented . . . a splendid book."--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World
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