What was the Arsenal in Venice? How old was Marco Polo when he set out on the journey to China? How long did Marco Polo serve as ambassador to the Great Khan? The 'Groundbreakers' series explores the lives of pioneering men and women “people whose achievements and discoveries have had a lasting impact on our world. Each book tells about the experiences that inspired these amazing individuals to think in new ways and discusses how the environment they lived in affected their work. Information on their supporters, colleagues, and rivals adds to the story. Finally, a look at the person's legacy shows how their achievements and discoveries continue to affect people today.Struan Reid is the author of 'Marco Polo (Groundbreakers)' with ISBN 9781588100474 and ISBN 1588100472.