The Great Wall

The Great Wall

The Genius of China

Book - 1998
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Norton Pub
From a beginning in remote desert, the Great Wall stretches across north China to the Yellow Sea. It is the only man-made object visible from the moon. Its construction history spans some 1,835 years and, in 1793, first western estimates put the volume of its building material as greater than that used in all Britain's buildings at that time. Statistics can only begin to give us an understanding of the immensity of the Great Wall. This book takes us further, telling the story of its construction, its purpose and effectiveness, the human toil and sacrifices involved.

Publisher: Hong Kong : Guidebook Company/Odyssey Publications, 1998
ISBN: 9789622174887
Branch Call Number: 951 GRE
Characteristics: 29 p. : col. ill., maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Lindesay, William


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