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7 edition of Shadow of the Silk Road found in the catalog.

Shadow of the Silk Road

by Colin Thubron

  • 113 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Vintage Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Travel writing,
  • Asia - Central,
  • Asia - General,
  • Essays & Travelogues,
  • Travel / Essays & Travelogues,
  • Travel - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages384
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9272587M
    ISBN 100099437228
    ISBN 109780099437222
    OCLC/WorldCa271371898

    "Shadow of the Silk Road records a journey along the greatest land route on earth. Colin Thubron travels from the Tomb of the Yellow Emperor to the ancient Mediterranean port of Antioch, going by local bus, truck, car, donkey-cart or camel/5(20). Sep 01,  · "Shadow of the Silk Road is an astonishing achievement--both the journey and the book. Mr. Thubron's tenacity, endurance, stamina and erudition metamorphose into exquisite prose." Guardian CLASSIC "Some reviewers detected an elegiac undertow in the work, a sense of swansong or the final big journey of our most gifted travel writer.

    May 06,  · On reflection, the title `shadow of the silk road` is quite befitting. The book takes as its framework the ancient silk road but then branches out in to anthropology, religion and politics both past and present with reference to points and regions of interest along this road/5(71). Colin Thubron went back to cross from China via Central Asia and Afghanistan to Iran and Eastern Turkey, to travel the ancient Silk Road. He published “Shadow of the Silk Road” in , the book, but more so his journey, an extraordinary feat, given the threat from SARS in China and the hostilities in Afghanistan at the time/5(20).

    Shadow of the Silk Road (Book): Thubron, Colin: A journey along the greatest land route on earth: out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish Turkey, Colin Thubron covers some seven thousand miles in eight months. Making his way by local bus, truck, car, donkey cart and camel, he travels from the tomb of. Shadow of the Silk Road is about Asia today; Fascinating read about one person's adventures in traversing the old Silk Road. Most of the book is in a stream of consciousness mode of writing. The author has a myriad of factual details that enliven the account of his travels. In my humble opinion, the book is marred by very poor maps -- this 5/5(1).


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Shadow of the Silk Road is a phenomenal book. The author, British travel writer Colin Thubron, traveled from Xian, an ancient capital of China, to Antioch in Turkey along the silk road, blending broad historical knowledge with acute observations of contemporary life/5. Shadow of the Silk Road (P.S.) [Colin Thubron] on escape-addict.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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 ideasCited by: Shadow of the Silk Road is a travel book, not a novel with a plot, and the enjoyment of reading it lies in the details of every traveler, every situation and every town Thubron experiences along the way.

The experiences add up to an interesting portrait of lands and people not well known or appreciated for all the twists of fate history has dealt them. Oct 28,  · "Shadow of the Silk Road", by Colin Thubron, delivers a wonderful tale of his adventures along the Silk Road as it exists today.

Indeed, the classic Silk Road of antiquity, extending from the Mediterranean Sea to Central China, can still be traced in many places. Thubron did just that, and "Shadow of the Silk Road" is the story of that adventure.4/4(95).

Sep 16,  · Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron Chatto & Windus £20, pp There is a monotony of desert and steppes in Colin Thubron's ninth travel book, Shadow of the Silk Road, a.

Shadow of the Silk Road. Chapter One. Dawn. In the dawn the land is empty. A causeway stretches across the lake on a bridge of silvery granite, and beyond it, pale on its reflection, a temple shines. The light falls pure and still.4/5. Jul 01,  · Buy a cheap copy of Shadow of the Silk Road book by Colin Thubron.

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 Free shipping over $Cited by: Jul 15,  · Yet in “Shadow of the Silk Road” Thubron departs from his countrymen in important respects.

This is not his first trip across these deserts and mountains, and he. Shadow of the Silk Road: Review of Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron, plus back-story and other interesting facts about the book.

Shadow of the Silk Road records a journey along the greatest land route on earth. Out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish Turkey, Colin Thubron covers some seven thousand miles in eight months.

Colin Thubron talked about his book, Shadow of the Silk Road, published by Chatto and Windus. He was interviewed on the BookTV Bus at the University of Pennsylvania. escape-addict.com offers links to. Sep 29,  · The “silk road” label is relatively recent, coined only in by the German geographer Ferdinand von Richthofen, uncle of the first world war flying ace, the Red Baron (one of many.

Shadow of the Silk Road records a journey along the greatest land route on earth. Out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northe. Jul 14,  · On reflection, the title `shadow of the silk road` is quite befitting. The book takes as its framework the ancient silk road but then branches out in to anthropology, religion and politics both past and present with reference to points and regions of interest along this road/5(71).

Get this from a library. Shadow of the Silk Road. [Colin Thubron] -- A journey along the greatest land route on earth: out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish Turkey, Colin.

Shadow of the Silk Road. By: and does also spend a lot of time discussing that portion of the silk road. The book sends an especially lengthy time covering the China portion of the journey, which think many will appreciate. Last, I personally prefer that the author spend more time talking about places he went and things that he heard, and.

Aug 15,  · A journey along the Silk Road -- 7, miles from China to Turkey -- a brilliant account of an ancient world in modern ferment quite simply a masterpiece. 'It is hard to think of a better travel. Colin Thubron has 45 books on Goodreads with ratings. Colin Thubron’s most popular book is Shadow of the Silk Road.

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Shadow of the Silk Road. by Colin Thubron. On Sale: 07/01/ Read a Sample Read a Sample Enlarge Book. Thubron (In Siberia,etc.) takes an arduous 7,mile journey following the ancient silk trade route from inland China to Turkey’s Mediterranean escape-addict.com the very least, his marathon expedition through desert, mountains and war-scarred landscapes testifies to the author’s fortitude and resourcefulness.

“Exploring a largely unknown part of the world (the silk route between China and Turkey) with Thubron is quite an adventure. You will come away from this book with a better understanding of the people, religions, and cultures that are of great importance in our world today.Shadow of the Silk Road records a journey along the greatest land route on earth.

Out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish Turkey, Colin Thubron covers some seven thousand miles in eight months.5/5(1).escape-addict.com: Shadow of the Silk Road () by Thubron, Colin and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(K).