Uploaded by journeymanpictures on May 11, 2011
September 1999 – In 1999 the population of the Philippines stood at 65 million but by the year 2020 this could have doubled. The government says this will be a catastrophe.
National geographic – Marco Polo – The China Mystery Revealedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y954EhO_mKY
Uploaded by NosferatuQQ on Oct 4, 2011
Marco Polo (English pronunciation: /ˈmɑrkoʊ ˈpoʊloʊ/ ( listen); Italian pronunciation: [ˈmarko ˈpɔːlo]; c. 1254 — January 9, 1324) was a Venetian merchant traveler from the Venetian Republic whose travels are recorded in Il Milione, a book which did much to introduce Europeans to Central Asia and China. He learned about trading whilst his father and uncle, Niccolò and Maffeo, travelled through Asia and apparently met Kublai Khan. In 1269, they returned to Venice to meet Marco for the first time. The three of them embarked on an epic journey to Asia, returning after 24 years to find Venice at war with Genoa; Marco was imprisoned, and dictated his stories to a cellmate. He was released in 1299, became a wealthy merchant, married and had 3 children. He died in 1324, and was buried in San Lorenzo.
Their pioneering journey inspired Christopher Columbus and others. Marco Polo’s other legacies include Venice Marco Polo Airport, the Marco Polo sheep, and several books and films. He also had an influence on European cartography, leading to the introduction of the Fra Mauro map.
Uploaded by umarbayev on Oct 23, 2009
Come to Kazakhstan and enjoy the beauty of our nature and the hospitality and generosity of our people. Nursultan Nazarbayev President of the Republic of Kazakhstan