Tea Horse Road: China'S Ancient Trade Road to Tibet download free [PDF and Ebook] by Michael Freeman

Tea Horse Road: China'S Ancient Trade Road to Tibet download free [PDF and Ebook] by Michael Freeman year 2015
  • Book name: Tea Horse Road: China'S Ancient Trade Road to Tibet
  • Author: Michael Freeman
  • Release date: 2015/10/6
  • Publisher: RIVER BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Travel and Holiday Guides
  • ISBN: 9786167339535
  • Rating: 7.13 of 10
  • Votes: 243
  • Review by: Imani Ogle
  • Review rating: 8.24 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/1
  • Total pages: 240
  • Includes a PDF summary of 23 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: One of the longest and most dramatic trade routes of the ancient world, the Tea Horse Road carried a crucial exchange for 13 centuries between China and Tibet. China needed war horses to protect its northern frontier and Tibet could supply them. When the Tibetans discovered tea in the 7th century, it became a staple of their diet, but its origins are in southwest China, and they had to trade for it. The result was a network of trails covering more than 3,000 kilometers through forests, gorges and high passes onto theHimalayan plateaus, traversed by horse, mule and yak caravans, and human porters. It linked cultures, economies and political ambitions, and lasted until the middle of the 20th century. Re-tracing the many branches of the Road, photographer and writer Michael Freeman spent two years compiling this remarkable visual record, from the tea mountains of southern Yunnan and Sichuan to Tibet and beyond. Collaborating on this fascinating account, ethno-ecologist Selena Ahmed's description of tea and bio-cultural diversity in the region draws on her original doctoral research.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 12H3M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Ancient History: To C 500 CE, Asian History, Places & Peoples: Pictorial Works
  • Available formats: RB, HTMLZ, WORD, PPT, TXT, EPUB, DOC, PDF. Compressed in ZIP, RAR, TAR.Z, ARJ, CPIO
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 50.44 USD
  • Dimensions: 229x230x21mm
  • Weight: 1,139g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Thailand
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