Traveling the Silk Road ancient pathway to the modern world by Mark Norell

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Published by Sterling Pub. Co. in New York, NY .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Local History,
  • Trade routes,
  • Description and travel,
  • History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementby Mark Norell and Denise Patry Leidy with Laura Ross
ContributionsLeidy, Denise Patry, Ross, Laura, 1956-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS33.1 .N67 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24808928M
ISBN 109781402781377
LC Control Number2011006192

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