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This volume brings to life Marco Polo's 13th-century legendary expedition from Italy to China, and his homeward sea journey via Sumatra and India, leading the reader through fascinating countries such as Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, China, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. During a three-year assignment for National Geographic, Michael Yamashita, one of the most famous and brilliant travel photographers, has followed in Marco Polo's footsteps taking unique, spectacular images throughout two continents, from Venice's busy Grand Canal to the famous Marco Polo Bridge near Beijing.
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Michael Yamashita has combined his two passions, photography and travel, as a regular contributor to National Geographic since 1979, working in such diverse locations as Somalia, Sudan, England, Ireland, and New Guinea. He has traveled to six continents, but Asia is his special area of concentration. He has received numerous professional awards, including the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Pictures of the Year Competition, New York Art Director's Club; Asian-American Journalists Association (AAJA); and the Pacific Area Travel Association (PATA).
gianni guadalupi, born in 1943, has worked for 30 years as a writer, translator, and anthology editor, dealing in particular with non-fiction and fiction travel writing.
For White Star Publishers he has written The Discovery of the Nile (1997), China Revealed, The Holy Bible (2003) and has edited The World's Greatest Treasures (1998) and collaborated on the historical chapters of the wild-life series The Art of Being.
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Book Description White Star Publishers, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11885440005X
Book Description White Star Publishers. Hardcover. Condition: New. 885440005X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1883109