This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Great Wall: From Beginning to End by…

The Great Wall: From Beginning to End (2007)

by Michael Yamashita

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
371306,014 (4.5)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

"...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 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
- To Lil and Maggie, with love -
First words
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.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (2)

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

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)

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (4.5)
4 2
5 2

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 125,740,045 books! | Top bar: Always visible