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Marco Polo's Travels on Asia's Silk Road

Marco Polo's Travels on Asia's Silk Road (Paperback)

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How did Marco Polo manage to walk across all of Asia? Why did he become a favourite of fabled Mongol ruler Kublai Khan? Why was he not recognized on his return home? More than 700 years ago, merchants grew rich trading silks, spices, and glittering jewels between Europe and East Asia. Marco Polo decided to see for himself the mysterious lands of the East, and embarked on an expedition lasting 24 years. The account of his epic journey astounded people throughout Europe. Find out how Marco Polo braved bandits, sandstorms, mountains, pirates, and deadly diseases along the Silk Road and Spice Route. Discover how he became a spy for Kublai Khan, saw treasures beyond his dreams, brought riches home to Italy, and wrote one of the greatest travel books of all time.

Children'sEducational materialEducational: GeographyChildren'sGeneral non-fictionHistory general interest Publisher: Capstone Global Library Ltd Publication Date: 26/08/2008 ISBN-13: 9780431191287  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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