Year One Along the Silk Road
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma guides readers along the Silk Road, the winding, sometimes shifting path stretching as much as 7,000 miles between the Chinese Han Empire and the early Roman Empire with articles that include:
A Continuing Internet by Yo-Yo Ma
Before We Begin by Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis
A Great Match by Kate Walker
What’s the Date? By Merton C. Flemings
Great Walls for Great Empires by Gordon Grimwade
The Power of Paper by Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis
A Prized Commodity: Precious Glass by Louisa Kania
A Closer Look at Silk by Fiorenzo Omenetto
Growing Bombyx mori by Katherine M. Parisky
Divining the Future by Louisa Kania
Journey to the Afterworld by Louisa Kania
Griffins, Gold, and Gales by Sarah Novak
Our “Let’s Go Dig-ging” section features articles such as “A Long Journey” by Margarete Pruech, “Sogdian Traders” by Patrick Wertmann, “The Invention of Trousers” by Patrick Wertmann, and “A Look at Jiaohe” by Patrick Wertmann.
Regular features include: Fun with Words, The Calliope Chronicles, What’s Wrong Here?, Ask Away!, The Adventures of Dr. Dig, and Art-i-Facts.