The Resource The Great Wall : from beginning to end, photography by Michael Yamashita ; text by Michael Yamashita and William Lindesay

The Great Wall : from beginning to end, photography by Michael Yamashita ; text by Michael Yamashita and William Lindesay

Label
The Great Wall : from beginning to end
Title
The Great Wall
Title remainder
from beginning to end
Statement of responsibility
photography by Michael Yamashita ; text by Michael Yamashita and William Lindesay
Creator
Contributor
Author
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is arguably the greatest feat of civil engineering in history, and indisputably earth's largest single cultural relic: 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. At the dawn of the Beijing Olympics, the eyes of all the world are upon it. Two men who navigated every inch of the Wall have collaborated on a lavishly-illustrated tribute to this amazing structure. Michael Yamashita, an award-winning "National Geographic" photographer, spent a year shooting the Wall, its environs, and the people who live in its shadow, for the magazine. One hundred and sixty of his magnificent photos grace this volume, which features text by William Lindesay, who not only conducts tours of the Wall and spearheads the movement to preserve it, but has actually run its entire length. Broken into three sections, "The Great Wall" provides an overview that debunks myths and dishes up rare facts and figures, a comprehensive history that proceeds dynasty by dynasty through its construction, and an account of Lindesay's personal experiences of the Wall
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yamashita, Michael
Dewey number
951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS793.G67
LC item number
Y35 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lindesay, William
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Wall of China (China)
  • Great Wall of China (China)
Label
The Great Wall : from beginning to end, photography by Michael Yamashita ; text by Michael Yamashita and William Lindesay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. In Sight of North Korea -- Chapter 2. Shanhaiguan -- Chapter 3. To Panjiakou and Beyond -- Chapter 4. Beijing -- Chapter 5. The Wild Wall -- Chapter 6. Inner Mongolia -- Chapter 7. The Loess Plateau and the Yellow River Basin -- Chapter 8. The West
Control code
ocm82474195
Dimensions
27 x 32 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781402731600
Lccn
2007005549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99819786225
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)82474195
Label
The Great Wall : from beginning to end, photography by Michael Yamashita ; text by Michael Yamashita and William Lindesay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. In Sight of North Korea -- Chapter 2. Shanhaiguan -- Chapter 3. To Panjiakou and Beyond -- Chapter 4. Beijing -- Chapter 5. The Wild Wall -- Chapter 6. Inner Mongolia -- Chapter 7. The Loess Plateau and the Yellow River Basin -- Chapter 8. The West
Control code
ocm82474195
Dimensions
27 x 32 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781402731600
Lccn
2007005549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99819786225
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)82474195

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