Shadow of the Silk Road
ISBN10: 0061231770 ISBN13: 9780061231773 Publisher: Perennial Published: Jul 1 2008 Pages: 363 Weight: 0.65lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
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.