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The Silk Road

Explore the World's Most Famous Trade Route

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The Silk Road connected China to the Mediterranean sea for centuries over a distance of more than 7,000 miles. Trade and travel along this route influenced culture, politics, and economies. This book introduces young readers to its story and collects facts, mini-biographies of people like Marco Polo or Genghis Khan, and information about ordinary life to make history come alive in multiple dimensions. Instructions for projects, such as how to make a travel journal, a road map, or an abacus, further engage young readers. This book is only one in Nomad’s Build It Yourself series. For ages nine to twelve.

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