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He claimed to have seen rocks burn, bandits command sandstorms, lions tamed with a look, and sorcerers charm sharks while divers gathered pearls on the ocean floor. Marco Polo shook Europe with descriptions of the world he’d seen on his epic journey to the court of Kublai Khan. But was Marco Polo the world’s most accomplished explorer? Had he really seen the “Roof of the World” in Central Asia, and the “City of Heaven” in far-off China? Or was merely he a impostor with an inventive mind?

Short Journeys: Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & Uz... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KTTYVVG/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_h..-xb505N5KJ

The Travels of Marco Polo: Marco Polo almost single-handedly introduced fourteenth-century Europe to the civilizations of Central Asia and China. This title offers Polo's travelogue (in the respected Yule-Cordier translation), enhanced with more than 200 images - including illuminated manuscripts, paintings, photographs and maps.

The Mughal Emperors: And the Islamic Dynasties of India, Iran, and Central Asia by Francis Robinson http://www.amazon.com/dp/0500251347/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_ekZ2vb0FENSQA

Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia by Davi... https://www.amazon.com/dp/0821421778/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_uaa.xb4HS54VP

Central Asia in Art: From Soviet Orientalism to the New R... https://www.amazon.com/dp/1784533521/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_8cR-xbZS62CJ6