The Resource Journeys on the Silk Road : a desert explorer, Buddha's secret library, and the unearthing of the world's oldest printed book, Joyce Morgan and Conrad Walters, (electronic resource)

Journeys on the Silk Road : a desert explorer, Buddha's secret library, and the unearthing of the world's oldest printed book, Joyce Morgan and Conrad Walters, (electronic resource)

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Journeys on the Silk Road : a desert explorer, Buddha's secret library, and the unearthing of the world's oldest printed book
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Journeys on the Silk Road
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a desert explorer, Buddha's secret library, and the unearthing of the world's oldest printed book
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Morgan and Conrad Walters
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Language
eng
Summary
When a Chinese monk broke into a hidden cave in 1900, he uncovered one of the world’s great literary secrets: a time capsule from the ancient Silk Road. Inside, scrolls were piled from floor to ceiling, undisturbed for a thousand years. The gem within was the Diamond Sutra of AD 868. This key Buddhist teaching, made 500 years before Gutenberg inked his press, is the world’s oldest printed book. The Silk Road once linked China with the Mediterranean. It conveyed merchants, pilgrims and ideas. But its cultures and oases were swallowed by shifting sands. Central to the Silk Road’s rediscovery was a man named Aurel Stein, a Hungarian-born scholar and archaeologist employed by the British service. Undaunted by the vast Gobi Desert, Stein crossed thousands of desolate miles with his fox terrier Dash. Stein met the Chinese monk and secured the Diamond Sutra and much more. The scroll’s journey — by camel through arid desert, by boat to London’s curious scholars, by train to evade the bombs of World War II — merges an explorer’s adventures, political intrigue, and continued controversy. The Diamond Sutra has inspired Jack Kerouac and the Dalai Lama. Its journey has coincided with the growing appeal of Buddhism in the West. As the Gutenberg Age cedes to the Google Age, the survival of the Silk Road’s greatest treasure is testament to the endurance of the written word
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TEFOD
Dewey number
909/.09821
Index
index present
LC call number
CB251
LC item number
.M6375 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Freading eBooks
Target audience
adult
Journeys on the Silk Road : a desert explorer, Buddha's secret library, and the unearthing of the world's oldest printed book, Joyce Morgan and Conrad Walters, (electronic resource)
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Journeys on the Silk Road : a desert explorer, Buddha's secret library, and the unearthing of the world's oldest printed book, Joyce Morgan and Conrad Walters, (electronic resource)
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Originally published: Sydney : Picador, 2011
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Great Race -- Signs of wonder -- The listening post -- The moon and the mail -- The Angels' Sanctuary -- City of sands -- Tricks and trust -- Key to the cave -- The hidden gem -- The thieves' road -- Affliction in the orchard -- Frozen -- Yesterday, having drunk too much -- Stormy debut -- Treasure hunters -- Hangman's Hill -- Facets of a jewel -- Shifting sands -- Scroll forward
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ocn809680129
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First Lyons Press edition.
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780762787326
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
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