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The Travels of Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo

The Venetian

  • Author: Marco Polo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Voyages and travels
  • Page: 508
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The Travels

The Travels

  • Author: Marco Polo
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 014190657X
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 384
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Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kubilai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. On his return to the West he was made a prisoner of war and met Rustichello of Pisa, with whom he collaborated on this book. The accounts of his travels provide a fascinating glimpse of the different societies he encountered: their religions, customs, ceremonies and way of life; on the spices and silks of the East; on precious gems, exotic vegetation and wild beasts. He tells the story of the holy shoemaker, the wicked caliph and the three kings, among a great many others, evoking a remote and long-vanished world with colour and immediacy.

The Travels of Mendes Pinto

The Travels of Mendes Pinto

  • Author: Fernão Mendes Pinto
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226923231
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 752
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This text, ostensibly the autobiography of Portugese explorer Fernão Mendes Pinto, came second only to Marco Polo's work in exciting Europe's imagination of the Orient. Chronicling adventures from Ethiopia to Japan, Travels covers twenty years of Mendes Pinto's odyssey as a soldier, a merchant, a diplomat, a slave, a pirate, and a missionary, and continues to overwhelm questions about its source with the sheer enjoyment of its narrative. "[T]here is plenty here for the modern reader. . . . The vivid descriptions of swashbuckling military campaigns and exotic locations make this a great adventure story. . . . Mendes Pinto may have been a sensitive eyewitness, or a great liar, or a brilliant satirist, but he was certainly more than a simple storyteller."—Stuart Schwartz, The New York Times

The Travels and Adventures of Serendipity

The Travels and Adventures of Serendipity

A Study in Sociological Semantics and the Sociology of Science

  • Author: Robert K. Merton,Elinor Barber
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400841526
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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From the names of cruise lines and bookstores to an Australian ranch and a nudist camp outside of Atlanta, the word serendipity--that happy blend of wisdom and luck by which something is discovered not quite by accident--is today ubiquitous. This book traces the word's eventful history from its 1754 coinage into the twentieth century--chronicling along the way much of what we now call the natural and social sciences. The book charts where the term went, with whom it resided, and how it fared. We cross oceans and academic specialties and meet those people, both famous and now obscure, who have used and abused serendipity. We encounter a linguistic sage, walk down the illustrious halls of the Harvard Medical School, attend the (serendipitous) birth of penicillin, and meet someone who "manages serendipity" for the U.S. Navy. The story of serendipity is fascinating; that of The Travels and Adventures of Serendipity, equally so. Written in the 1950s by already-eminent sociologist Robert Merton and Elinor Barber, the book--though occasionally and most tantalizingly cited--was intentionally never published. This is all the more curious because it so remarkably anticipated subsequent battles over research and funding--many of which centered on the role of serendipity in science. Finally, shortly after his ninety-first birthday, following Barber's death and preceding his own by but a little, Merton agreed to expand and publish this major work. Beautifully written, the book is permeated by the prodigious intellectual curiosity and generosity that characterized Merton's influential On the Shoulders of Giants. Absolutely entertaining as the history of a word, the book is also tremendously important to all who value the miracle of intellectual discovery. It represents Merton's lifelong protest against that rhetoric of science that defines discovery as anything other than a messy blend of inspiration, perspiration, error, and happy chance--anything other than serendipity.

The Travels of Macarius, Patriarch of Antioch

The Travels of Macarius, Patriarch of Antioch

¬The Cossack Country and Muscovy. 3

  • Author: Būlus al-Ḥalabī
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 97
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Maps, plans, views, and coins, illustrative of the Travels of Anacharsis the younger in Greece [of J.J. Barthélemy. By J.D. Barbié du Bocage, tr. by W. Beaumont].

Maps, plans, views, and coins, illustrative of the Travels of Anacharsis the younger in Greece [of J.J. Barthélemy. By J.D. Barbié du Bocage, tr. by W. Beaumont].

  • Author: Jean Denis Barbié du Bocage,Jean Jacques Barthélemy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Travels

The Travels

Of Father William Orleans, a Jesuit, who Being Banished from France, Amongst the Rest of that Society, Travelled Through Asia, Africa, and America, and at Last Became a Good Protestant.

  • Author: Guillaume d' Orléans
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 31
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The Travels of Cyrus

The Travels of Cyrus

To which is Annexed, a Discourse Upon the Theology and Mythology of the Pagans

  • Author: Ramsay (Chevalier, Andrew Michael),Nicolas Fréret
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mythology
  • Page: 404
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The Travels of Cyrus, 1

The Travels of Cyrus, 1

To which is Annexed a Discourse Upon the Theology and Mythology of the Pagans

  • Author: Andrew Michael Ramsay
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 153
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The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade

  • Author: Pietra Rivoli
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 047172419X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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Praise for THE TRAVELS OF A T-SHIRT IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY "Engrossing . . . (Rivoli) goes wherever the T-shirt goes, and there are surprises around every corner . . . full of memorable characters and vivid scenes." —Time "An engaging and illuminating saga. . . . Rivoli follows her T-shirt along its route, but that is like saying that Melville follows his whale. . . . Her nuanced and fair-minded approach is all the more powerful for eschewing the pretense of ideological absolutism, and her telescopic look through a single industry has all the makings of an economics classic." —The New York Times "Rarely is a business book so well written that one would gladly stay up all night to finish it. Pietra Rivoli's The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is just such a page-turner." —CIO magazine "Succeeds admirably . . . T-shirts may not have changed the world, but their story is a useful account of how free trade and protectionism certainly have." —Financial Times "[A] fascinating exploration of the history, economics, and politics of world trade . . . The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is a thought-provoking yarn that exhibits the ugly, the bad, and the good of globalization, and points to the unintended positive consequences of the clash between proponents and opponents of free trade." —Star-Telegram (Fort Worth) "Part travelogue, part history, and part economics, The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is ALL storytelling, and in the grand style. A must-read." —Peter J. Dougherty, Senior Economics Editor, Princeton University Press author of Who's Afraid of Adam Smith? "A readable and evenhanded treatment of the complexities of free trade . . . As Rivoli repeatedly makes clear, there is absolutely nothing free about free trade except the slogan." —San Francisco Chronicle