The silk route: 7,000 miles of history
A fascinating and accessible historical picture book about commerce, trade, and cultural exchange, perfect for classroom use and research.
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.
A treasure through the years, this book is perfect for the classroom and independent book reports.
Level 6.7, 0.5 Points
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|Grouping Title||silk route 7 000 miles of history|
|Grouping Author||major john s|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-02-05 23:48:20PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-14 02:01:53AM|
|author||Major, John S.|
|author_display||Major, John S|
|available_at_school||Julia Green Elementary, Waverly-Belmont Elementary|
|detailed_location_school||Julia Green Elementary - Kids Non-Fiction, Waverly-Belmont Elementary - Kids Non-Fiction|
|display_description||Traces the history and purpose of the legendary trade route between China and Byzantium during the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906)|
|isbn||9780060229245, 9780060229269, 9780064434683|
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|lexile_code||AD: Adult Directed|
|local_callnumber_school||950 MAJ, 950.1 MAJ|
|owning_location_school||Julia Green Elementary, Waverly-Belmont Elementary|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000077032|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|HarperCollins,|1995.|32 p. : col. ill., maps ; 29 cm.|
|subject_facet||Silk Road -- History, Silk Road -- History -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature, Trade routes -- Asia -- History|
|title_display||The silk route : 7,000 miles of history|
|title_full||The silk route : 7,000 miles of history / by John S. Major ; illustrated by Stephen Fieser|
|title_short||The silk route :|
|title_sub||7,000 miles of history|
|topic_facet||History, Juvenile literature, Pictorial works, Trade routes|