Silk Route: 7,000 Miles of History

Silk Route: 7,000 Miles of History

by John S. Major, Stephen Fieser
     
 

Silk has long been considered a symbol of wealth and luxury. But thousands of years ago, the production of silk cloth was one of China's most prized secrets. So how did silk become one of the most sought-after materials in the world?

With lavish illustrations and a highly informative text, The Silk Route traces the early history of the silk trade-from the

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Silk has long been considered a symbol of wealth and luxury. But thousands of years ago, the production of silk cloth was one of China's most prized secrets. So how did silk become one of the most sought-after materials in the world?

With lavish illustrations and a highly informative text, The Silk Route traces the early history of the silk trade-from the mulberry groves of China to the marketplace in Byzantium-and explores how two of the world's greatest empires were brought together, forever opening the channels of commerce between East and West.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
Far away, famous places like Samarkand, Damascus and Byzantium, may be linked in our minds because they sound so colorful and romantic, but this nonfiction overview of the silk route from China to Byzantium, shows us that these places and many more were vital stops on the trails that brought silk, as well as many other commodities, people and ideas from the East to the West, and back again. The many dramatic, colored pencil illustrations combined with a fairly brief and lively text, help make this book appealing as well as useful. Several extra pages at the end provide more detailed information than that given in the main body of the book with it's picture book format. A map is included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064434683
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Series:
Trophy Picture Bks.
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
573,971
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.07(d)
Lexile:
AD1140L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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