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Marco Polo's journey from Venice, through Europe and most of Asia, to the court of Kublai Khan in China is one of the most audacious in history. His account of his experiences, known simply as, uncovered an entirely new world of emperors and concubines, great buildings - 'stately pleasure domes' in Coleridge's dreaming - huge armies and imperial riches. His book shaped the West's understanding of China for hundreds of years. John Man travelled in Marco's footsteps to Xanadu, in search of the truth behind Marco's stories; to separate legend from fact. Drawing on his own journey, archaeology and archival study, John Man paints a vivid picture of the man behind the myth and the true story of the great court of Kublai Khan.

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One girl too many . . . When a girl is born to Chu Ju's family, it is quickly determined that the baby must be sent away. After all, the law states that a family may have only two children, and tradition dictates that every family should have a boy. To make room for one, this girl will have to go. Fourteen-­year-­old Chu Ju knows she cannot allow this to happen to her sister. Understanding that one girl must leave, she sets out in the middle of the night, vowing not to return. With luminescent detail, National Book Award-­winning author Gloria Whelan transports readers to China, where law conspires with tradition, tearing a young woman from her family, sending her on a remarkable journey to find a home of her own.

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Средняя Азия – одно из самых приятных мест в мире для российского путешественника. Сюда не нужна виза, большинство местных жителей говорит по-­русски, здесь вкусная еда и низкие цены, а достопримечательности не уступают многим «раскрученным» странам зарубежной Азии. Эта книга сделает самостоятельное путешествие по Средней Азии интересным, комфортным и недорогим. Подробные описания всех представляющих туристический интерес городов и посёлков Казахстана, Таджикистана, Узбекистана и Киргизии. 35 карт городов, на которых указаны все описанные в книге объекты. Информация о прохождении границы и оформлении регистрации по месту пребывания во всех странах. Для каждого города указано несколько недорогих мест ночлега, пунктов общепита и точек выхода в интернет. Описание одной из самых закрытых и необычных стран современного мира – Туркмении. Вся информация является эксклюзивной и собрана в ходе специального исследования на местности.

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A History of Land Use in Mongolia examines conceptual and practical issues of land use during eight centuries of Mongolian history. The topic encompasses an analysis of how Mongolia's pastoral nomadic herding population historically has dealt with secular and religious forms of authority in the ongoing struggle for control over pastureland and water resources. The book is based upon a number of field trips to the Mongolian countryside as well as a diverse array of written sources including Russian geographic treatises, historical texts, Mongolian press accounts, and Western economic analyses of the present-­day herding sector. Accompanied by over 50 color photographs, the book will appeal to both a general readership (people who would enjoy an illustrated popular history of Mongolia) as well as academics who specialize in Asian history, particularly Central Asian history; environmental studies; political science; and developmental studies.

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An elaborate kaleidoscope of craft, artistry and religion, Kyoto is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. Art and design form the weft and warp of this vibrant 1,­200-­year-­old city, home to hundreds of gardens, palaces, villas and magnificent wooden temples, including seventeen UNESCO World Heritage sites.­Like a Zen koan, Kyoto defies easy description. Its citizens may work at Nintendo designing video games, at a company designing precision medical instruments, or sitting cross-­legged meticulously affixing micro-­thin flakes of gold foil onto a painting. All of them share a living heritage grounded in centuries of traditional culture.­In [Kyoto: City of Zen], local Kyoto expert Judith Clancy presents the most important gardens, temples, shrines and palaces of this ancient capital city and enduring cultural center. In addition to unveiling the city’s spiritual and historical riches, this book shares with readers the exquisite foods, artistic crafts, religious . . .

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"Made in Taiwan" - den Ausdruck kennt jeder. Aber was für Land steckt hinter dem Hersteller von Billigklamotten und immerhin 80% aller Notebooks weltweit? Und wie lebt es sich dort, wo Highspeed-­Internetverbindungen genauso selbstverständlich sind wie die Gefahren durch hungrige Geister? Je nach Standpunkt ist Taiwan eine subtropische Insel im Pazifik mit spektakulärem Gebirge, ein Hort traditioneller chinesischer Kultur, die erste chinesische Demokratie, eine ehemalige japanische Kolonie, ein Flugzeugträger der USA oder eine abtrünnige Provinz der Volksrepublik China. Um mit diesem Wirrwarr fertig zu werden gibt es nur eins: den konsequent subjektiven und neugierigen Blick. Und damit erzählt die Autorin Geschichten über Chaos und Ordnung im Alltag, das gute Benehmen gegenüber der hiesigen und jenseitigen Welt und von der komischen Figur, die sie als Okzidentalin in all dem abgibt. Mythen zu Bräuchen und Festen werden verwoben mit Eindrücken vom gegenwärtigen Leben, und auch . . .

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They’re bored, they’re tired, and they’d rather be anywhere else. That’s no way to teach an ESL class, so why not get things moving and shaking?

You can do just that with English Rocks! 101 ESL Games, Activities, and Lesson Plans. Make your ESL class the most popular in school today with 101 ideas presented with 112 pictures to help explain them.

Let your class find out why English Rocks!

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The Waiting Land is an exploration of Nepal by a feisty, generous-­hearted young Irish woman in the spring of 1965. The third in a series of books tracing Dervla's involvement with the self-­sufficient mountain cultures of the Himalayas, she is lured by the chance to work again with Tibetan refugees - this time a group of five hundred lodged in tents in the remote Pokhara valley. Once established in Kathmandu, and later at home in a tiny, vermin-­infested room above a stall in a Nepalese bazaar, she falls under the spell of this ancient land, poised between East and West, between China and India, between Buddhism and Hinduism, yet true to its own distinct civilization. Dervla's understanding of the roots of the Nepalese past, and her own stamina, culminate in an epic trek into the remote Langtang region on the border with Tibet.

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