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Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
An elegantly, lavishly illustrated history of the legendary Silk Road and the cultural pathway it blazed for the modern world.


 
Spanning centuries of history, this engrossing book--created in conjunction with the world-famous American Museum of Natural History--takes an epic journey to major stops in China, Uzbekistan, Iraq, and beyond. Not only did people from many lands t
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Hardcover, 260 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Sterling Signature
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S. Shelton
Sep 09, 2016 S. Shelton rated it liked it
This is a heavy and beautiful book. Its design, execution, printing, and binding is extraordinary and professional. It is a “coffee table” travel book of startling heft in weight and content. Starting in Xi’an, China, the narrator leads us by the hand and we vicariously travel the Silk Road. We stop at Turfan, Samarkand, Bagdad, and Constantinople (Istanbul). At each stop we learn of the history of the place and its importance in sustaining the flourishing trade on the Silk Road. Though goods an ...more
Kate Lawrence
Apr 13, 2015 Kate Lawrence rated it it was amazing
Shelves: world-history
The companion book to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science's exhibit of the same name, this is an appealing and accessible introduction to the wide-ranging and complex topic of commerce on the Silk Road. I loved seeing the exhibit, and find the Silk Road to be endlessly fascinating. Such great distances across harsh terrain, so many languages and cultures, so many luxury goods, so much innovation and exchange of knowledge, beliefs, and technologies! The book is lavishly illustrated with photo ...more
Karen
May 16, 2012 Karen rated it really liked it
An overview of the Silk Road focusing on several cities along the way. Beautiful illustrations and cool maps.
Pat
Nov 29, 2014 Pat rated it really liked it
This book describes the temporary exhibit at DMNS beautifully. It also gives lots of background history
Kathy
Nov 02, 2014 Kathy rated it it was amazing
Great resource on the adventures along the silk routes! Loved the maps & info! This will hwlp me as I prepare to be a guide in our(DMNS) exhibit- -
Nancy
Nov 06, 2014 Nancy rated it liked it
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Interesting text, beautiful photos, illustrations and maps. Companion book to the exhibit.
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There's a lot more to this Silk Road than our history texts teach. This is a very good read.
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Wonderful concept art and facts book. Lovely to look at and edifying as well.
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