TRAVELING MAN: THE JOURNEY OF IBN BATTUTA 1325-1354 -- the non-fiction story of a man on his journey through life
Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta 1325-1354
by James Rumford (2001, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 40 pages)
Ibn Battuta was the traveler of his age, the fourteenth century, in a time before Columbus, when many believed the world to be flat. Like Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta left behind an account of his own incredible journey from Morocco to China, from the steppes of Russia to the shores of Tanzania, some seventy-five thousand miles in all. The author, a world traveler himself, has retold Battuta's story in words and pictures, adding the element of colorful Arab maps and an arabesque of pictures.
From the book:
"In Jerusalem, I stood at the center of the world. I could go anywhere from here. If I took this road, I would be on my way to India and China. That road, to Zanj.
Traveling - it offers you a hundred roads to adventure, and gives your heart wings!"
If you consider yourself a traveler, if you love to travel, then this book will offer you a great reading experience that will also be quite visually stimulating.
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