Marco Polo didn"t go there stories and revelations from one decade as a postmodern travel writer : with special commentary track by Rolf Potts

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Published by Travelers" Tales in Palo Alto, Calif .

Written in English

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  • Potts, Rolf -- Travel,
  • Travel writers -- United States -- Biography

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Book details

StatementRolf Potts.
GenreBiography
Classifications
LC ClassificationsG154.5.P68 A3 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16842279M
ISBN 101932361618
LC Control Number2008019755

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The book is a unique window into travel writing, with each chapter containing a "commentary track"--endnotes that reveal the ragged edges. Marco Polo (/ ˈ m ɑːr k oʊ ˈ p oʊ l oʊ / (), Venetian: [ˈmaɾko ˈpolo], Italian: [ˈmarko ˈpɔːlo], – January 8–9, ) was an Italian merchant, explorer, and writer who travelled through Asia along the Silk Road between and His travels are recorded in The Travels of Marco Polo (also known as Book of the Marvels of the World and Il Milione, c.

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Marco Polo heavily influenced many explorers to come, including Christopher Columbus, who was an avid admirer and carried Marco Polo's book with him on his voyage to the New World. He planned on continuing Marco Polo's work by contacting the successor to Kublai Kahn, who was one of Marco Polo's main friends and employers during his travels.

Marco Polo was born around into a prosperous merchant family in the Italian city-state of Venice. His father, Niccolò, and his uncle Maffeo had left.

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Marco Ferrarese writes about travel, culture, and extreme music in Asia for a variety of international publications, including Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, CNN Travel, BBC Travel, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveler (UK), the South China Morning Post, Roads and Kingdoms, and Time Out.

Marco’s first pulp novel Nazi Goreng, published in by Monsoon Books, explores the.

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