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Inhaltsangabe: Marco Polo is the greatest explorer the world has ever seen, yet on his deathbed in 1324 he declared: 'I have not told the half of those things that I saw.' As a youth of seventeen, Marco began his epic journey through Armenia, Arabia, India and China. Yet for centuries many scholars simply did not believe his incredible stories. In this book, Robin Brown rescues Marco Polo from the lampooned clown figure he became, and reveals the utter uniqueness of his daring adventures.
Born in Venice in 1254, Marco began his travels when his explorer father took him off into the great unknown 'East'. Some twenty years later, Marco returned to Venice filled with tales of the wonders he had seen: black stones which burned with a bright flame, coconuts, paper currency and crocodiles. While imprisoned in a Genoa jail he composed a book of his adventures, A Description of the World, with fellow prisoner, Rusticello. The work earned Marco Polo the title 'The Father of Geography' and Christopher Columbus even took a copy of it on his voyage to the new world. But it also generated much controversy and, to many, Marco became known as Marco of the Millions - a teller of a million tall tales.
Marco's manuscript has long since disappeared and it is from copies and translations that we can learn of his time as the ambassador of the ruthless dictator Kublai Khan, his travels to Vietnam, Java, India and Arabia, and his exploration of China. But did this intrepid Venetian really become the first European to cross the continent of Asia? Did he escape death by offering to deliver the Khan's daughter as a bride to the Caliph of Baghdad? Robin Brown examines the truth of Marco Polo's claims and gives us a wholly new view of the man who made history happen.
Über den Autor: Robin Brown is a film-maker whose credits the EMMY-winning 'In the Company of Whales'. His books include two volumes of autobiography and The Lost City of Solomon and Sheba (Sutton 2002).
Buchbeschreibung The History Press Ltd, 2005. Buchzustand: Fair. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 4268132
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Buchbeschreibung The History Press Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dirty marks on outside of pages/ cover inside clean Small bit of pencil writing on inside page No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service â€" all orders are dispatched next working day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000470512
Buchbeschreibung The History Press Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dirty marks on outside of pages/ cover inside clean Small bit of pencil writing on inside page Showing signs of use. Some creasing to spine and general edge wear, some markings to covers, contents clean. Corners bumped. Dust jacket may be torn. Dispatched by next working day from Hereford, UK. We can now offer First Class Delivery for UK orders received before 12 noon, with same-day dispatch (Monday-Friday) not including Bank Holidays . Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000317919
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing, 2005. Buchzustand: Very Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP88989681
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing, 2005. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP72766916
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing Ltd., Stroud, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, 2005. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. Hardcover with lightly bumped spine ends. Dust jacket has minor creases on upper edge. Faint traces of pencil on topp of FEP; otherwise pages are clean, binding is sound, and text remains clear throughout. T. Used. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 283846
Buchbeschreibung The History Press, 2005. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0750934204
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Buchbeschreibung The History Press. Buchzustand: Used - Good. 2005. Hardcover. Good. No Dust Jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0194850