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The Great Wall: From Beginning to End [Hardcover]

Michael Yamashita , William Lindesay

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Nov. 1 2007
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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A definitive look at the Great Wall March 15 2008
By William R. Slate - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is as complete as anyone could want. It combines excellent photography and known history of the construction with commentary on the current area and the people of the regions it traverses. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Chinese Wall July 4 2008
By Devleeschouwer Guy - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is in fact a logical and photographical study of the Great Chinese Wall (restored parts as well as all other parts). The restored parts nearby Bejing will probably be known by many tourists, but this book opens the way to all the other and lesser known parts of this world heritage monument. After reading this book I intend to pay a visity to some of these lesser known parts together with a visit to the Longmen caves.
This book is certainly to be recommended .
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4.0 out of 5 stars Present for the Wife! July 23 2010
By MJH - Published on Amazon.com
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Bought as a present for my wife who is walking the Great Wall later in the Year. Brilliant book beautifully illustrated. Well packaged and promptly delivered.
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5.0 out of 5 stars World longest wall Jan. 30 2010
By George O. Quezada - Published on Amazon.com
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Very, very pleased with the edition. Pictures are a delight and the commentary very aaccurate and entertaining.
The perfect book for anyopne interested in architecture and things Chinese.
The book arrived in perfect condition and without any trouble, on time and without fuss
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book Jan. 14 2013
By Jill L Stanger - Published on Amazon.com
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Gorgeous photos, very interesting detailed history and sections of wall construction, includes information about each Emperor that assigned work on the wall. A pleasure to read.
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