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The Silk Road

China and the Karakorum Highway

The Silk Road( )
Author: Tucker, Jonathan
Foreword by: Theroux, Paul
ISBN:978-1-78076-356-9
Publication Date:Apr 2015
Publisher:I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Imprint:I.B. Tauris
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

This beautifully  illustrated  book  is intended  as background  reading  for travelers on one of the most popular sections of the Silk Road--the Xian to Kashgar route through China, linking  with the Karakorum Highway through Northern Pakistan. The ancient trade routes between Europe and the Orient, specifically between Rome and the old Chinese capital of Xian, endured for almost two thousand  years. Along  with trade goods came new...
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Book Details
Pages:272
Detailed Subjects: History / Asia / General
History / Asia / China
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.85 x 8.42 x 0.84 Inches
Book Weight:0.78 Pounds
Author Biography
Tucker, Jonathan (Author)
Paul Edward Theroux was born on April 10, 1941 in Medford, Massachusetts and is an acclaimed travel writer. After attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst he joined the Peace Corps and taught in Malawi from 1963 to 1965. He also taught in Uganda at Makerere University and in Singapore at the University of Singapore.

Although Theroux has also written travel books in general and about various modes of transport, his name is synonymous with the literature of train travel. Theroux's 1975 best-seller, The Great Railway Bazaar, takes the reader through Asia, while his second book about train travel, The Old Patagonian Express (1979), describes his trip from Boston to the tip of South America. His third contribution to the railway travel genre, Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China, won the Thomas Cook Prize for best literary travel book in 1989. His literary output also includes novels, books for children, short stories, articles, and poetry. His novels include Picture Palace (1978), which won the Whitbread Award and The Mosquito Coast (1981), which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Theroux is a fellow of both the British Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographic Society. His title Lower River made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. Currently his 2015 book, Deep South , is a bestseller.

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