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Ardent explorers and adventurers Denis Belliveau and Francis O'Donnell followed Marco Polo's route from beginning to end-starting in Venice and trekking through Central Asia, Afghanistan, and ultimately China-traveling 33,000 miles through twenty countries over two years; in jeeps, trains and rickshaws; astride horses and camels; and on foot. The authors artfully weave their own adventures encountering corrupt Uzbek warlords, rifle-wielding Afghanis, and Tibetan monks with Marco Polo's descriptions and experiences-as fresh and relevant today as when he first narrated it. Richly illustrated with Belliveau's stunning color photographs, this compelling book documents two journeys of a lifetime, undertaken centuries apart yet joined by unbreakable bonds of shared experience.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780742556836
ISBN-10: 0742556832
Format: Hardback
(277mm x 227mm x 22mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Denis Belliveau

Denis Belliveau's award-winning photographic career has taken him to over sixty countries. He is director of photography and senior cameraman for the award-winning PBS series Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy. Francis O'Donnell is a freelance sculptor and lecturer.

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In the Footsteps of Marco Polo by Denis Belliveau

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