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3 edition of Silk Road on wheels found in the catalog.

Silk Road on wheels

Akhil Bakshi

Silk Road on wheels

travels through Central Asia and Tibet

by Akhil Bakshi

  • 62 Want to read
  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Odyssey Books in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Asia, Central,
  • Tibet (China)
    • Subjects:
    • Asia, Central -- Description and travel.,
    • Tibet (China) -- Description and travel.

    • Edition Notes

      1 map on lining paper.

      Statementby Akhil Bakshi.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS327.8 .B35 2001
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 324 p. :
      Number of Pages324
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL172858M
      ISBN 108190086111
      LC Control Number99954000

      Subtitle: A New History of the World: Alfred A. Knopf, N.Y., , pgs., index, notes, maps, illustrations: Reviewer Comment: I was a bit disappointed when begining to read the book because I presumed it was about the original Silk Road and its continuation over the centuries. Hard to believe, but the Cycling Silk expedition ended a year ago today, when we flew home to Canada to begin other adventures. To commemorate the end of this particular road, we recently put together a random, purely-for-kicks highlights reel of sorts which condenses ten months, ten countries, and ten thousand kilometers of adventure into roughly ten minutes of footage.

      This crop’s Silk Road journeys were a long time coming after its domestication in East Asia 6, or so years ago (SN: 7/8/17, p. 20). Spengler cites genetic and archaeological data suggesting. While including silks, spices, travelers’ tales of colorful locales, the main focus of the book is to outline the dynamics of Central Eurasian history that promoted silk road interactions, especially the role of nomad empires; and to highlight the importance of the biological, technological, artistic, intellectual, and religious interchanges.

      Tyre was directly associated with several stages in the history of humanity, including the production of purple pigment reserved for royalty and nobility, the construction in Jerusalem of the Temple of Solomon, thanks to the material and architect sent by the King Hiram of Tyre; and the exploration of the seas by hardy navigators who founded.   This is a remarkable book on many levels, a proper historical epic of dazzling range and achievement. • To order The Silk Roads for £24 (RRP £30) go to or call


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Silk Road on wheels by Akhil Bakshi Download PDF EPUB FB2

Silk Road On Wheels offers not only action and adventure, but also Silk Road on wheels book and political insights revealing twenty centuries of the Silk Road. The page book is handsomely illustrated with 16 pages of colour photographs and about black and white photographs.5/5(2).

"Lands of Lost Borders carried Silk Road on wheels book up into a state of openness and excitement I haven’t felt for years. It’s a modern classic."—Pico Iyer "Lands of Lost Borders is illuminating, heart-warming, and hopeful in its suggestion that we will explore not to conquer but to connect."—Booklist (starred review) A brilliant, fierce writer, and winner of the RBC /5(84).

Books shelved as silk-road: Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron, The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan, Empires of the Silk.

Cycling the Silk Road. to Lands of Lost Borders below and then check out Canadian Geographic’s Facebook page for a chance to win a copy of the book. *** The end of the road was always just out of sight. Cracked asphalt deepened to night beyond the reach of our headlamps, the thin beams swallowed by a blackness that receded before us no.

Silk Road by Colin Falconer is well named because the silk road itself is the most complex, vivid and well-drawn character of the book. Falconer clearly did his research about the route itself its changing geography and climates, and the diverse and fascinating people, who lived along it during the 13th century.4/5.

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World Hardcover – Feb. 16 You're not quite there on the Silk Road the same way Gibbon put you in the Roman agora. But this book is important for a different reason.

It's one of very, very few books from any culture that takes global trade as a whole, without being biased towards one culture or /5(K). The “silk road” label is relatively recent, coined only in by the German geographer Ferdinand von Richthofen, uncle of the first.

The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes, formally established during the Han Dynasty of China, which linked the regions of the ancient world in commerce between BCE the Silk Road was not a single thoroughfare from east to west, the term 'Silk Routes’ has become increasingly favored by historians, though 'Silk Road’ is the more common and Author: Joshua J.

Mark. This book looks at Central Asia more through case studies than by providing a tight comprehensive narrative of the Silk Roads I would say this book is a pretty average book, until the 12 hour mark.

That's when the wheels fall off of this car. 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.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bakshi, Akhil. Silk Road on wheels. New Delhi: Odyssey Books, © (OCoLC) Online version: Bakshi, Akhil.

The Liu book also has some internet links about the Silk Road's culture which might be of interest and so I will add those. As I am hoping to begin the Silk Road in the next couple of years (probably starting at the Chinese end and doing it in segments over time) I am interested read whatever looks promising.

In this richly imaginative novel, Mingmei Yip--author of Peach Blossom Pavilion and Petals From the Sky--follows one woman's daunting journey along China's fabled Silk Road.

As a girl growing up in Hong Kong, Lily Lin was captivated by photographs of the desert--its long, lonely vistas and shifting sand dunes/5(23).

The Silk Road was a network of trade routes which connected the East and West, and was central to the economic, cultural, political, and religious interactions between these regions from the 2nd century BCE to the 18th century.

The Silk Road primarily refers to the land routes connecting East Asia and Southeast Asia with South Asia, Persia, the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa and Designated: (38th session). The detailed account of the expedition is given in my book Silk Road on Wheels. Episode 3 covers. Category Travel & Events; Show more Show less.

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World is a non-fiction book written by Peter Frankopan, an English academic at the University of Oxford. Peter Frankopan is a historian at Worcester College, Oxford and director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research.

His areas of focus are the history of the Byzantine Empire, the Mediterranean Author: Peter Frankopan. Throughout history, Central Asia has been a nexus of burgeoning trade in goods, people, and ideas.

Drawing on prodigious sources, Frankopan (The First Crusade: The Call from the East,etc.), director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research, creates a sweeping, fascinating chronicle of world history focused on trade—in silk, spices, furs, gold, silver.

But historian Peter Frankopan thinks that the Silk Roads "are rising again." In his new book, The Silk Roads, Frankopan has created something that forces us to sit up and reconsider the world and.

Book Review 'Silk Road on Wheels' authored by Akhil Bakshi 'Silk Road on Wheels' is a travelogue - a witty account of a remarkable journey undertaken by the author, together with scholars from India, China and Europe, along the Old Silk Route.

About The Silk Roads. The No. 1 Sunday Times and international bestseller - a major reassessment of world history in light of the economic and political renaissance in the re-emerging east For centuries, fame and fortune was to be found in the west – in the New World of the Americas.

Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of adventure and riches. THE SILK ROADS: A NEW HISTORY OF THE WORLD by Peter Frankopan. Bloomsbury. $ The temptation in writing any book subtitled "a new history of the world" is to be doggedly, defiantly.

The Silk Road is as iconic in world history as the Colossus of Rhodes or the Suez Canal. But what was it, exactly? It conjures a hazy image of a caravan of camels laden with silk on a dusty desert track, reaching from China to Rome.

The reality was different, and far more interesting, as revealed in this new history. In The Silk Road, Valerie Hansen describes the 4/5(1).The Silk Road is as iconic in world history as the Colossus of Rhodes or the Suez Canal.

But what was it, exactly? It conjures up a hazy image of a caravan of camels laden with silk on a dusty desert track, reaching from China to Rome.