Yangtze

Yangtze➽ Yangtze Free ➳ Author Philip Wilkinson – Heartforum.co.uk Flowing over km miles from one end of China to the other, the Yangtze is vast, varied, and mysterious, like China itself It rises in the highlands of Tibet, where glaciers drip and ooze to create a Flowing overkmmiles from one end of China to the other, the Yangtze is vast, varied, and mysterious, like China itself It rises in the highlands of Tibet, where glaciers drip and ooze to create a network of icy channels that join to form what the Chinese call simply Chang Jiang, the Long River From here it snakes and cascades its way through some of the worlds most spectacular scenery precipitous mountains, narrow gorges, and lush lowlands of eastern China, made fertile by the mud spread by the rivers frequent flooding Yangtze follows the river on this fascinating and varied course As it does so it explores many aspects of the river that have intrigued Chinese and westerners alike It looks at the rivers unique wildlife, from the dazzling colours of rhododendrons and camellias on its banks to the endangered creatures, such as the baiji river dolphin, that dwell in or on the banks of its waters It describes the teeming human activity along the river the fishing, farming, and trade that make it a lifeline and a livelihood for millions And it looks at the rivers role in some of the turning points in Chinese history, such as the wars of the Three Kingdoms Period, the culture of the Tang dynasty, the Taiping Rebellion, and the Long March of Mao and his communist allies Finally, Yangtze looks at the changes and challenges affecting the river today For the Yangtze stands at a turning point The worlds biggest civil engineering project, the construction of the Three Gorges dam across the river, is nearing completion Chinas government hopes that the enormous dam will control the rivers floods, open up further reaches to big ships, and generate hydro electricity Opponents of the scheme point to the damage to the environment, the human costs, and the enormous risks involved Beautifully illustrated with outstanding photographs and specially created maps, Yangtze pictures the river at a crucial time in its long and absorbing history.

Philip Wilkinson born is the author of non fiction books for children and adults He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford He worked as an editor prior to becoming an authorHe specializes in works on history, the arts, religion, and architecture and has written over forty titles.

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    Yangtze Epub Ä Hardcover its banks to the endangered creatures, such as the baiji river dolphin, that dwell in or on the banks of its waters It describes the teeming human activity along the river the fishing, farming, and trade that make it a lifeline and a livelihood for millions And it looks at the rivers role in some of the turning points in Chinese history, such as the wars of the Three Kingdoms Period, the culture of the Tang dynasty, the Taiping Rebellion, and the Long March of Mao and his communist allies Finally, Yangtze looks at the changes and challenges affecting the river today For the Yangtze stands at a turning point The worlds biggest civil engineering project, the construction of the Three Gorges dam across the river, is nearing completion Chinas government hopes that the enormous dam will control the rivers floods, open up further reaches to big ships, and generate hydro electricity Opponents of the scheme point to the damage to the environment, the human costs, and the enormous risks involved Beautifully illustrated with outstanding photographs and specially created maps, Yangtze pictures the river at a crucial time in its long and absorbing history."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • Yangtze
  • Philip Wilkinson
  • English
  • 09 September 2018
  • 0563487798

10 thoughts on “Yangtze

  1. Brian says:

    I bought this book as an addition to my coffee table book collection which features geography and travel as a retrocollection from previously published books Book cover Plain and simple The elegance and beauty of the book is reflected by the neutral color of the river itself and a humble centerpiece of the boatsman across the huge expanse of the river and surrounding Content A great collection of information about the topography, culture, history and further readings about one of t I bought this book as an addition to my coffee table book collection which features geography and travel as a retrocollection from previously published books Book cover Plain and simple The elegance and beauty of the book is reflected by the neutral color of the river itself and a humble centerpiece of the boatsman across the huge expanse of the river and surrounding Content A great collection of information about the topography, culture, history and further readings about one of the famous river of China

  2. Lingvo says:

    A great book detailing the significance of China s famous river Yangtze to its people s livelihoods and how it plays its part in many historical events which has molded China into the country it is today Highly interesting and informative.

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