In the Footsteps of Marco Polo: A Companion to the Public - download pdf or read online

By Denis Belliveau,Francis O'Donnell

ISBN-10: 0742556832

ISBN-13: 9780742556836

ISBN-10: 0742556840

ISBN-13: 9780742556843

Did Marco Polo achieve China? This richly illustrated significant other quantity to the general public tv movie chronicles the notable two-year day trip of explorers Denis Belliveau and Francis O'Donnell as they sought the reply to this arguable 700-year-old query. With Polo's publication, The Travels of Marco Polo, as their advisor, they journeyed over 25,000 miles turning into the 1st to retrace his whole direction by way of land and sea with out resorting to helicopters or airplanes.

Surviving lethal skirmishes and catch in Afghanistan, they have been the 1st Westerners in a new release to pass its old forgotten passageway to China, the Wakhan hall. Their camel caravan at the southern Silk street encountered the lethal making a song sands of the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts. In Sumatra, the place Polo used to be stranded anticipating exchange winds, they lived with the Mentawai tribes, whose tradition has remained unchanged because the Bronze Age. They grew to become one of the first american citizens granted visas to go into Iran, the place Polo fulfilled a massive project for Kublai Khan.

Accompanied through two hundred gorgeous full-color pictures, the textual content offers a desirable account of the lands and peoples the 2 hardy adventurers encountered in the course of their perilous trip. The authors' stories are remarkably just like descriptions from Polo's account of his personal travels and lifestyles. encumbered with event, humor, international relations, background, and artwork, this e-book is compelling facts that trip is the enemy of bigotry—a fact that resonates from Marco Polo's time to our own.

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