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The Great Wall: From Beginning to End (2007)

by Michael Yamashita

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"...begun during the Qin Dynasty (around 208 BC) and completed nearly 1,800 years later during the Ming Dynasty, the Great Wall of China spans more than 4,000 miles." (publisher)

This is a laudable trek through history, dynasty by dynasty.

There are 160 exceptional photos by Michael Yamashita (National Geographic photographer) and admirable historical commentary by William Lindesay.

Pictorial travel...History (Asia China)...

I love these tabletop books that reinforce your knowledge of history in a simple, understandable manner. ( )
  pennsylady | Feb 11, 2016 |
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- To Lil and Maggie, with love -
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The Great Wall is generally the first place outside Beijing that tourists visit, and it is usually the highlight and most memorable part of everyone's trip to China. (Preface)
I first became fascinated by the Great Wall during my boyhood in Lancashire, when I saw the Wall depicted on a map of China in my school atlas. (Introduction by William Lindesay)
I began my journey of discovery of the Great Wall at (fittingly enough) the Great Wall Hotel in Beijing, where I and my traveling companion - Kent Kobersteen, who at the time was director of photography at National Geographic magazine - met our guide, historian and Wall expert Liu Yijiang.
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General Adult. A lavishly illustrated, pictorial odyssey that spans more than four thousand miles traverses the Great Wall of China, from beginning to end, and describes the history of the monument and its construction, as well as the landscapes, scenic wonders, and regions it covers.… (more)

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